Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Enough is Enough: Making the decision to file for Divorce

You've fought in circles and it's clear that there is no resolution to be found.  It's time to file for a divorce.  

The decision to file for a divorce is not one easily made for many couples, especially in situations where children are involved.  However, if your relationship has reached a point to which it is no longer functional, the children are often the ones who are suffering the most.  

Dayton, Ohio divorce attorney, Kate Bowling, will be able to guide you through this process and explain all your options.  To get you started, though, here are a few frequently asked questions regarding divorce and dissolution in Ohio:  

What is a dissolution? :   A dissolution is an agreement between the parties to end (or “dissolve”) the marriage.  If you and your spouse are able to agree upon the details of splitting your property, and resolving matters related to custody if you have children, then a dissolution might be right for you.  A dissolution can be more cost and time efficient than a divorce.

Do I need my spouse's consent to obtain a divorce?:    NO.  So many people contemplating a divorce will put off filing for one because they are told by their spouse that she or he “will not give” that person a divorce.   You do NOT need the consent of your spouse in order to obtain a divorce.  Go ahead and file, now is the time.

Will I have to pay child support? :  In short, yes.  If you are the non-custodial parent, it is safe to assume that you will be paying child support.  The amount will depend on a variety of factors including your income, your ex-spouse’s income, and certain expenses.

Who gets what?   : Property will be divided equitably between the parties. While property will be divided equitably, this may not mean that property is divided equally. The division of property will depend on many variables.  It is important to keep in mind that while property will be divided, so will certain debts.  It is important that when you meet with Attorney Kate Bowling for an initial consult that you be upfront about your assets and your debts.  You will need to be prepared to eventually provide documentation regarding your finances such as tax returns, deeds, bank statements, debts, loan statements, and expenses.

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