Attorney for Modification of Child Support in Ohio
A court can modify an award of child support if there has been a change of circumstances significant enough to justify a modification. A change of circumstances can generally be found if there has been an increase or decrease in the income of one of the parents. A parent who has become unemployed or underemployed would certainly be a factor in a change of circumstances determination. However, if a party voluntarily becomes unemployed or underemployed, a court may impute income to that parent. If you need help in modifying your child support payments, contact an attorney at Harris & Engler.
Child Support ArrearagesChild support obligations can only be modified going forward. That is, if you owe child support arrearages, you cannot go back in time to change the amount that is owed. That is why it is so important to modify your child support obligation moving forward. However, if you owe a significant amount of child support arrearages, it may be possible for an attorney to negotiate a reduction in your arrearages.
Ohio Child Support AttorneyIf you need to talk to an attorney about modifying the amount of child support being paid, or you want an attorney to negotiate a reduction of your child support arrearages, then contact an attorney at Harris & Engler by calling (614) 610-9988. The law firm of Harris & Engler is located in Columbus, Ohio, and its attorneys help clients with child support modification issues across central Ohio.
Ohio Complex Asset Divorce AttorneyDivorce can be made more difficult by unwinding all of a couple's jointly held assets. Some jointly held assets require a sophisticated approach in untangling a divorcing couple's interests. The attorneys at Harris & Engler are a central Ohio law firm, with divorce attorneys practicing in Columbus, greater Franklin County, Delaware County, Union County, and Fairfield County. The attorneys at Harris & Engler are experienced in successfully untangling complicated assets in divorce proceedings.
Some of the more complicated assets that can be divided in a divorce include business ownership interests, real estate holdings, investments, retirements accounts, and debts.
Business Ownership Interests in DivorceMarried couples will sometimes start businesses together, or they may each hold ownership stakes in the same business. When going through a divorce, the attorneys at Harris & Engler like to enable a clean break so that a divorcing couple can also separate their business interests. Surprisingly, some couples will carry on in an intertwined business relationship even after divorce; but that only works in rare and unique circumstances. Everybody has different goals with a divorce, and the attorneys at Harris & Engler are here to help you effectuate those goals. The attorneys at Harris & Engler regularly work with business owners in Columbus and Delaware, Ohio for the purposes of protecting their business interests in a divorce.
Divorce's Affect on Real Estate and InvestmentsGenerally in Ohio, each party to a marriage is entitled to an equitable share of all marital property. Marital property generally includes all property acquired by either party to a marriage during the term of the marriage. Whether you and your spouse acquired the property jointly or separately, it still has to be accounted for during a divorce.
There are certain unique circumstances with regard to property acquired by either spouse before marriage. Real Estate and investment holdings tend to accrue value over time, and if the assets were obtained before marriage and accrued value, you may be entitled to keep the accrued value as separately yours during a divorce. It depends on a number of factors, inlcuding whether there has been a comingling of assets and if there is traceability back to the asset's original separate property status.
Complex Asset Divorce AttorneysWhether you have business interests, real estate, or investments, the attorneys at Harris & Engler can look after your interests during a divorce. The attorneys at Harris & Engler help clients protect their business and real estate interests in going through a divorce in Columbus and Delaware, Ohio, as well as greater Central Ohio. Call an attorney today at (614) 610-9988.
When Should You Get Legally Separated Instead of Divorced?
A legal separation is a rarely used device that will effectively achieve the same result as obtaining a divorce, but while remaining technically married. A legal separation is useful in certain instances, where divorce may not be desired. A legal separation is most often used when the age and circumstances of the parties render it the most efficient for retirement or health care purposes to remain married.
A legal separation creates rights and obligations for each spouse, enforceable by the court. A legal separation is a court order where the husband and wife remain married but live separately. This does not legally end the marriage, but allows for the division of property and can establish spousal as well as child support and visitation rights.