Divorce can trigger a tangle of emotions that you may struggle to sift through. Feeling emotionally off-balance can leave you with unhealthy coping strategies, such as comparing yourself with your ex. Learn how to make it through this emotional thicket and sift through the fog of frustration. Psychology Today has tips for lifting yourself out of comparison. Your life may not … [Read More...] about What do you know about comparing yourself to your ex in divorce?
When you and your spouse get a divorce, you usually have to divide your property. Ohio’s property division laws dictate which assets you might keep after the marriage. You may want to divide all of the assets in half to make the division fair. According to FindLaw, Ohio uses equitable distribution to divide a couple’s assets. This means that a court may not award half of the … [Read More...] about Understand equitable distribution of property
When residents of Ohio like you work on your estate plan, you must pick an executor. This person will carry your estate plan out. Because of that, they are a crucial part of the process. You want to select someone who is right for you and your plans. Today we will look at some things you should look for when picking an estate executor. Personal qualities of an … [Read More...] about How should you pick an executor?
Being a teenager is hard, and things can get much more complicated when parents divorce. But even if your teen seems ready to do things without your help, there are several things you can do to make his or her adolescence go more smoothly. Effectively co-parenting with your ex-spouse is a good place to start. Of course you probably did not get a divorce because you work well … [Read More...] about Here’s how to make co-parenting your teen easier
Thousands of people across the United States get divorced each year. While these divorces are generally assumed to be expensive in terms of emotional output, many people do not think about the monetary costs of divorce. The reality is divorce can end up costing tens of thousands of dollars in some cases. If you are looking to save money on the process, it is important to … [Read More...] about How can I save money during a divorce?
As the summer months approach, parents may begin to consider how they will share custody when the kids are out of school. It is a good idea for families to make plans ahead of time to make the summer easier for everyone. When your family puts together a summer schedule, it is helpful to keep a few things in mind. Talk to the whole family Many parents may have their own … [Read More...] about Creating a summer visitation schedule
Probate is a legal process that helps to ensure an estate closes out properly and in accordance with the law. In many cases, probate is very beneficial. However, not every case must go through the process as it is not necessary for some situations. By having some cases bypass probate, it allows the courts to be able to better handle the caseloads they do have and prevents … [Read More...] about Will your estate have to go through probate?
The courts in Ohio would probably not specifically require you to pay for your child’s education in college after your divorce. This may be due to various factors, such as the fact that college is not a required step in education and that it often happens after the age of emancipation. As for what you should do, as explained on FindLaw, the right agreement for college … [Read More...] about Is college part of child support in Ohio?
You may be thinking about designating a power of attorney who can handle your financial affairs for you in the event that you become incapacitated. This can be to your family’s benefit as well as your own; your family will know who is responsible for making financial decisions, and you have the power to limit the authority of your designee, sometimes also called an … [Read More...] about When does a power of attorney begin and end?
Managing finances can be hard even in the most ideal situations, but things get a lot more complicated after divorce. You have to part ways with some of your marital property and possibly deal with moving costs, all with less income than before. Spousal support can be key to finding your financial footing when things do not look great. You have probably already given plenty … [Read More...] about Get the spousal support you need
For people of all ages, the divorce process is often complex for a host of reasons. This is especially true for young children, who often have an even harder time processing what is going on. Children in this position often worry about their ability to spend time with their parents and struggle with the uncertainty brought on by divorce, especially if child custody is in … [Read More...] about Explaining divorce issues to a young child
One of the more complicated parts of the divorce process is dividing your property. During the marriage, you likely comingled your assets. You may have shared a bank account and paid bills using money you both earned. However, when you divorce, you have to separate everything into what is yours and what is your spouses. This can get complex, especially if you have property that … [Read More...] about How do we divide inheritance in a divorce?
In Ohio, children of divorce are able to live with both parents if the court grants the co-parents joint physical custody. When divorced parents have joint physical custody, their children stay at each of their homes for certain lengths of time set by the court. Joint physical custody doesn’t always mean equal time spent with each parent, but it does mean that both parents … [Read More...] about What Parents Should Know Before Choosing Joint Physical Custody
Many people in Ohio believe that as long as they knock the will off their to-do list, the estate plan is done and ready for execution when the time comes. A will is one of the most important documents in an estate plan for sure, but by itself, it is unlikely to constitute a full estate plan. There are other documents a person may need as well. Bankrate identifies these … [Read More...] about A will may not always mean there is an estate plan
Siblings experience a number of challenges when it comes to estate plans. Sometimes, one sibling depressed or even angry over the way in which assets of an estate are distributed. At Atkins and Atkins Attorneys at Law, LLC, we also understand that disputes create many difficulties in terms of sibling relationships (as well as relationships with other family members). For people … [Read More...] about Probate disputes involving siblings