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Filing for a Divorce in Toledo – Here’s Everything You Should Consider!

Divorce is an emotionally unsettling time for couples. No matter if it’s a mutual decision or one of the spouses wants to end the marriage, the emotional trauma is accomplished by many other complicated matters such as property division, spousal support, child custody, child support, and much more. Hence, it’s in your best interest to always hire a personal divorce attorney even when the divorce is a collective decision and your spouse already has a lawyer. 

Some of the reasons that hiring divorce attorneys is important even in cases of a mutual agreement are as follows. 

  1. They lay out the division of assets so that you don’t get anything less than you should. 
  2. They suggest child custody and child support in such a way that you get to spend a lot of time with your kids.
  3. They sort out any minor dispute by communicating so that the case doesn’t reach the court. 

That being said, sometimes a divorce can get so complicated that the matter cannot be sorted mutually. This is the scenario where you need the best lawyer by your side. 

The major conflicts that erupt in divorce cases are as follows. 

Disputes related to spousal support 

Earlier, women used to be the only contenders for alimony. It’s not the case anymore. A judge considers many factors when it comes to spousal support/alimony.

  1. Which of the two spouses earns less. 
  2. Whether the wife stayed at home to take care of the household. 
  3. The duration of the marriage. 

To put it simply, the spouse that earns significantly less usually gets the alimony. 

Disputes related to child custody and child support

Child custody is the reason that maximum divorce cases reach court. Again, many factors are taken into consideration when granting child custody. Whilst it’s always suggested that both the parents share custody, it doesn’t happen if one of the spouses has a history of violence or drug abuse. 

There are many other factors:

  1. Which of the two spouses during their marriage spent more time with the child. 
  2. Which of the two spouses is the child more connected to.
  3. Which of the two spouses has been available for the physical and emotional needs of the child. 

Disagreement over the unfair Division of Property and Assets 

Most of the assets and properties that the couple had before marriage aren’t included in spousal assets. However, all other assets (cash, policies and bonds, properties, and vehicles) that are purchased during the marriage (no matter which spouse paid for them) are fairly divided between the two. Fairly, however, doesn’t mean half and half. 

Needless to say, it is very important that the Toledo divorce attorney that you hire is very experienced. Only experienced lawyers can help you get everything that’s yours by right, nothing less than that.