Protecting Your Post-Divorce Future

Divorce is one of the most stressful events anyone can go through. Not only are you dealing with intense emotions, but you also must face the difficult and confusing tasks of dividing your marital property. If you have children, you need to make custody and support arrangements. You may be uncertain about what to expect of your future.

At Triplett McFall Wolfe Law, LLC, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, our attorneys guide people through this painful time. We know the importance of making prudent decisions regarding property division, support payments or the custody of your children. We also understand the long-term struggle you may face without the sound advice of a legal advocate.

Equitable Asset Division

In an Ohio divorce, the courts divide marital property equitably. While this usually means 50-50, the court could decide that a different division is equitable. Division of marital property, or even determining which of your assets are marital property, is not always as easy as it sounds.

The following questions and others will be important during the process of property division:

  • Do you have an accurate assessment of the value of your assets?
  • Have you accounted for assets like retirement funds or investments?
  • Do you or your spouse own a business that requires valuation?
  • What happens to property you owned prior to marriage or that you received as a gift or inheritance?
  • Is your spouse hiding or dissipating marital assets?
  • How do taxes, penalties and other financial issues affect the worth of any assets?
  • How will your debt affect your property division?
  • Will child support or spousal support play a role in your negotiations?
  • Do you have a prenuptial agreement?

Having a lawyer to assist you in answering these questions can make a difference in reaching an agreement that will provide a more secure financial future after your divorce. You also have options for the method that will work best for your divorce, such as mediation or arbitration. However, if you and your spouse are unable to negotiate a fair division of your property, your lawyer should be prepared to fight for your rights in court.

You Do Not Have To Face Divorce Alone

As difficult a decision as it was to end your marriage, the last thing you want is to deal with the divorce process on your own. Our lawyers can assist you in determining the best path to take for the end of your marriage and fight for a fair outcome for you every step of the way. Contact our Logan County offices by calling 937-593-6591 or by using our confidential online form. Your first consultation with us is free.