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Moving with your Children after Divorce

Today we are living in an increasingly mobile society. It is becoming more and more common for families to relocate while their children are still school-aged. Such relocations are often the result of job changes for one or both parents, and may be viewed by one or both parents as necessary to continue to ensure the family's financial stability.

Collaborative Dissolution

If you and your spouse are committed to dissolving your marriage outside the courtroom, we strongly encourage you to consider the collaborative process. The collaborative process is a unique form of alternative dispute resolution in which both parties, their attorneys, and one or two neutral professionals work together as a team to reach a negotiated settlement that best meets the interests of both parties and their family.

Can I Deduct My Divorce Attorney's Fees?

Unlike attorney fees incurred in the course of running a business, which may be written off as business expenses and excluded from the business's taxable income, personal attorney fees are generally not tax deductible. This principle is, unfortunately, likely hold true for the majority of the attorney fees you incur during a divorce or dissolution; however, depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, a portion of your divorce attorney's fees may ultimately be deductible.

Preventing International Parental Abduction

We often see clients who have concerns about allowing their children to travel internationally with the child's other parent. These concerns are particularly palpable when the other parent is not a U.S. citizen or when the children have dual citizenship. These clients are sometimes fearful that the other parent, if allowed to travel abroad with the children, may abduct the children to a foreign country and refuse to return to the United States. Courts will sometimes intervene to prohibit a parent from travelling internationally with a child to a location that is considered particularly unsafe, or if the Court determines that the risk of parental abduction is too great; however, those situations tend to be on the extreme end of the spectrum. In most cases, it is likely not realistic to expect that the other parent will be barred from all international travel with your children until they reach the age of majority, particularly if your children have family and cultural ties to other countries. That said, there are certain checks you can put in place to safeguard your children and protect against international parental abduction.

Traveling with Children During and After Divorce

Summer has arrived, and for many families, that means family vacations with your children in tow. Before buying your plane tickets and booking your hotel, there are several things you should keep in mind if you plan to travel with your children during or after a divorce:

I'm Getting Married- Do I Need Prenuptial Agreement?

Getting married is supposed to be a joyful and exciting time in your life. You and your fiancée are planning your futures and intending to spend the rest of your lives together, for better or for worse. It's understandable that for many brides- and grooms-to-be, planning for a possible end to the marriage is the last thing they want to think about. Unfortunately, despite everyone's best intentions going into the marriage, some marriages will end, and having a well-constructed prenuptial agreement may save both you and your spouse a great deal of time and money down the road.

Ohio Divorce and Dissolution: The Basics

Making the decision to end your marriage is, without a doubt, going to be one of the most difficult and important decisions you will ever make. We often find that when we first meet clients, they are deeply embroiled in the emotional turmoil that can accompany this decision- they are often hurt, worried about the impact this will have on their children and other family members, and afraid of what the future might hold. Because of this emotional stress, clients often come into their initial consultation not knowing what to expect, not knowing what questions to ask, and not understanding what role their attorney will play in this process.

5 Tips When Preparing for Divorce

There is no such thing as a "typical divorce." Your journey through this process will be highly personal and unique to you and your family; but while no two divorces are the same, just as no two families are the same, below are five initial steps that everyone should follow when preparing for divorce:

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