Getting a Divorce in Ohio

The decision of whether or not to divorce your spouse can be a very difficult decision.  Sometimes, the decision is not made by you, but made by your spouse.  If you've been in a bad marriage, then you've already been down a difficult road, but you should rest assured that things do get better.  You may have talked with other friends or family who have gone through a divorce.  It can be helpful to have someone to talk to while going through the emotionally difficult times that a divorce brings, but you should keep in mind that every divorce is unique, and the advice you receive from friends and family might not ultimately be true or helpful.  If you are thinking about getting a divorce, then really the first step you need to take is to talk with an experienced divorce lawyer.  If you live in the Columbus or greater Central Ohio area, then you can talk to a divorce lawyer at Harris & Engler by calling (614) 610-9988. 

Legal Aspects That Can Make A Divorce More Difficult

There are many different factors that can affect how complex or easy getting a divorce will be for you.  The most important factors in determining how complex your divorce will be are:
  • Whether there were children born to the marriage
  • The length of the marriage
  • Jointly held assets
  • Jointly held debts
  • Whether or not the parties can agree on the terms of divorce
The factor that has the biggest impact on how hard or difficult it is to get a divorce is often whether you and your ex can agree on the terms of the divorce or not.  If the two of you can agree on everything, then the divorce or dissolution can be quick and easy.  If the two of you cannot agree on anything then things can take a very long time and get very expensive.  Generally, if the two of you cannot agree amongst yourselves, then you will have to have a trial and the judge will decide the contested issues for you.  It can generally make getting a divorce more difficult when there are simply more things that you and your spouse have to come to terms with.  When you have to decide how to divide all the retirement accounts home equity, credit card debts, automobile titles, and who gets the children when and where, then it makes it more difficult to come to a complete agreement simply because there is so much that you have to try to agree on.  That is also why your divorce is not necessarily going to be like your friend's divorce that you heard about.  Every marriage has a different set of circumstances to deal with and a different set of issues to come to terms with.

You should find an experienced divorce lawyer in order to get the results that will best serve you in your life after divorce.  A divorce can have the biggest financial consequences of any decision you will make in your life.  There are many things that an experienced divorce lawyer will look after for you on your behalf, such as social security retirement benefits, division of other retirement accounts, division of other assets, child support, spousal support, and dealing with debt from the marriage.  You need a divorce lawyer to make sure that you are accounting for everything that needs accounted for in a divorce, and in making sure that your best interests are represented in the divorce.

Talk to an Experienced Divorce Lawyer

The law firm of Harris & Engler has experienced divorce lawyers that regularly handle divorces in Columbus and across greater Central Ohio.  You will want to talk to a local divorce lawyer in order to determine if it would be possible to get a dissolution instead of a divorce and in order to make sure that you get the best terms possible out of your divorce.  You can talk to a divorce lawyer in Columbus at Harris & Engler by calling (614) 610-9988.  
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