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DeBra Law, LLC – We Put Our Clients First
At Debra Law, LLC, we are personally invested in every case and genuinely care about the success of each client. When you are facing the many challenges of a divorce, you can depend on the knowledge and experience of our divorce attorney to help you get through this tough time.
How Assets & Liabilities Are Divided in a Divorce
In Ohio, assets that have been acquired by a couple during their marriage are considered marital property. All property that falls under this category is divided equitably between the spouses in the event of a divorce. Exceptions to this include gifts or inheritances given solely to one spouse during the marriage, or when a couple has created a pre-marital agreement that contains directions for how certain property is to be distributed.
Often the equitable division of marital property is equal, but not always. If there is the presence of any financial misconduct, a judge may rule to divide the assets unequally to compensate the harmed spouse.
The misuse of financial resources can take place in a variety of ways, including:
- A spouse loses a significant amount of money to gambling debts
- A spouse purchases illegal substances
- A spouse uses marital money to entertain or purchase gifts for a lover
- A spouse fails to disclose some assets during divorce proceedings
An individual who can prove that his or her spouse was misusing the couple’s assets can be reimbursed up to one-half the amount misused.
Minimum Residency Requirements
If you recently moved to a different county or state, you may not be able to petition for divorce right away. To file for divorce in Ohio, at least one spouse must have resided in the state for at least six months prior to filing. In addition, one party is required to live in the county where he or she files for a minimum of 90 days.
Contact DeBra Law, LLC
For more information about divorce in Ohio, or for help getting the process started, reach out to our firm today. Our divorce lawyer in Cincinnati is ready to provide you with clear, straightforward counsel about your legal rights and responsibilities.
Contact us at (513) 331-7077 now to schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case with our skilled divorce attorney in Cincinnati Ohio.
He is a consummate professional who knows the law and how to get things done.- Jon Sinclair
He explained everything to me... He helped me to see all of the information from many different perspectives.- Deeva Marie
The case was finally dismissed and put behind me to be nothing more than a memory.- Michael Lykins
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