Divorce and Family Law

divorce for Ohio motorcyclistsBoth a divorce and a dissolution are legal options in Ohio to terminate a marriage but there are distinct differences between the two. Understanding divorce versus dissolution can help you decide which method of ending a marriage is appropriate for you and your soon-to-be former spouse.

Every divorce or dissolution brings with it a unique set of circumstances and variables. Domestic relations is a complex area of law that is extremely difficult, emotional and stressful to navigate on your own. If you make a mistake during the process it can cost you a considerable amount of time and money. Having an experienced domestic relations attorney on your side is a huge advantage.

Finding the right divorce lawyer is very important. It must be someone you can trust and feel comfortable discussing personal issues. The outcome of a divorce or a dissolution has a great impact on your life and your future.

Our divorce lawyers have decades of experience working with all types of divorce situations. You can take comfort in knowing they will always listen to you, will always give you the respect you deserve, and will always strive to provide you with the results you need both now and for the future.

A divorce or a dissolution can be an emotional and painful situation. When children are involved, it takes it to another level. Our  divorce attorneys understand this and will work to see you get the results you need. Give us a call at 1-888-534-4850 or contact us by sending a website message at your convenience.

Dividing Assets Like Motorcycles

During a divorce, there is a process for dividing assets. The Court is required to identify all assets and their current values. This includes property such as homes, cars, motorcycles, pets, boats, jewelry, furniture, computers, businesses, bank accounts, life insurance policies, stocks, bonds and retirement accounts just to name a few. As a general rule, the net value of each asset is split 50/50 between the divorcing couple.

Ohio Revised Code Section 3105.171 is the Ohio Statute that addresses the division of property and distinguishes between what is considered to be marital property and what is considered to be separate property.

Section 3105.171 of the Ohio Revised Code is extremely difficult to interpret. For example, some people bring assets with them into a marriage. As long as those assets and their values can be proved to be separate property, that property will remain the property of the person who brought it into the marriage.

The key to this aspect of Ohio Law is that a person who is requesting that a particular asset should be deemed a separate non-marital property, must be able to prove it at the time of trial by being able to trace through the documentation that established the property as non-marital. A further complication is when separate property is brought into the marriage but during the length of the marriage the separate property became marital property through co-mingling of the assets.

If the Court feels that either spouse has engaged in financial misconduct during the course of the divorce litigation, the offending spouse could be ordered to pay more than 50 percent of the marital assets as punishment for the misconduct.

Contact Us To Discuss The Details

Every divorce is different because everyone is different. If you are planning a divorce or dissolution, please contact us for a free consultation to discuss your specific situation. This is an opportunity to ask questions, get answers and discover how to proceed in a way that will protect you and your best interests.

We can be reached at any time by calling 1-888-534-4850, chatting with one of our 24-hour live chat operators or sending us a website message.

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