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Women face heightened risks following divorce

The process of ending a marriage can be difficult. Recent research suggests that women may encounter more challenges along that path than men. We provide the following information in the hopes of providing Ohio women the tools and information needed to recognize these risks and take steps to prevent them during their divorce.

The importance of planning before and during divorce

When it comes to the end of a marriage, few things are more powerful than careful and comprehensive planning. Spouses in Ohio who anticipate a divorce filing have an inherent advantage over those who do not and are wise to take steps to make the process easier. Through solid planning, individuals can make their divorce faster, easier and far less stressful.

When to say "no" during an Ohio divorce

Much has been made of taking a collaborative approach to divorce, both within this blog and in the greater media. When Ohio spouses are able to work together to reach solutions to their divorce needs, the result is often beneficial to all involved. It is important to realize, however, that there are certain divorce scenarios in which one spouse has every right to put their foot down and say "no."

Can a real estate "divorce specialist" aid in divorce?

When preparing to divorce, many Ohio couples take a team-building approach. They begin by selecting a divorce attorney to handle the legal aspects of the end of the marriage. Some will also choose a financial analyst to provide guidance on the monetary aspects of the process. Still others will make use of a therapist to address emotional concerns. One specialist that could also be of assistance is a real estate divorce specialist.

Divorce as part of elder care planning

The end of a marriage is always a complicated matter with a range of causes and underpinnings. In some cases, Ohio residents make the decision to divorce not because they have fallen out of love with one another or have encountered marital difficulties, but as part of a wider elder care strategy. These are almost always emotionally difficult decisions to make, but there are certain scenarios in which divorce offers the best possible path forward for a loving couple.

Aspects of equitable distribution within divorce

Couples in Ohio that are preparing to divorce must educate themselves on the manner in which their marital wealth will be divided. This practice is guided by the concept of "equitable distribution," in which a court decides upon a fair distribution of all assets amassed within and prior to the marriage. This is not always a 50/50 split, and it is important to understand how "equitable" will be determined during a divorce.

Divorce brings changes in other relationships, too

When an Ohio marriage ends, both spouses turn their focus toward rebuilding their lives in the manner of their choosing. Divorce obviously alters the relationship between former partners, but many are unprepared for the changes that occur within their other relationships, as well. In many cases, the end of a marriage alters the connection between the divorced spouse and certain friends and family members. For those who wish to remain connected with these people, it is important to tread carefully.

Women must protect themselves during divorce

For many women in Ohio, going through a divorce is a difficult process. Not only do they have to cope with the end of their marriage, but there is also an imbalance of power within their relationship; one that can make it hard to achieve a fair divorce settlement. Women must take steps to protect their interests during a divorce, especially those who have played a minor role in the financial side of their marriage.

Kids and divorce: How they really feel

When Ohio parents are considering divorce, the impact that this decision will have on their children is one of the most pressing concerns. It is undeniable that the end of a marriage will bring a sea change to the lives of one's kids, but that impact does is not always a negative one. In many cases, children experience positive outcomes when their parents choose to divorce.

Forensic accountant can help in an Ohio divorce

Love can be a complex idea with various nuances, which can make the meaning of marriage dependent upon each couple as well. However, legally speaking in Ohio, much of a divorce is simply about the division of marital assets and debts. Although sometimes this can turn out to be a simple task, many times this can be tricky even during an amicable divorce. It can be even more challenging for couples with complex financial assets or in the case of suspected fraud by one of the spouses.

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