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Recent Blog Posts

Tax Consequences of Earned Income Tax Credit and Dependent Exemptions

For divorced couples with children, it is important to understand the differences between the Earned Income Tax Credit and dependent exemptions. The general difference is that an exemption reduces your taxable income directly, while a credit reduces your tax liability. The dependent exemption allows you to exclude a certain amount of income from your taxable […]

Tips to Help Your Children Cope with Divorce

Divorce causes emotional strain on everyone involved, but it is often most difficult for children. Young people may be unable to fully grasp why the divorce is happening, and some may even believe they are to blame for their parents’ decision to separate. There will be a lot on your mind during your divorce, but […]

Child Custody Issues When Parents Live in Different States

If you and your former partner live in different states after your separation or divorce, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) states that you both must file for custody in the state where the child lives. Federal law defines this as the state where the child has resided for the past six […]

What Does the Typical Divorce Timeline Look Like?

Going through a divorce in Ohio or in any state can be an emotionally taxing process, especially if you are unfamiliar with the divorce court system and the various steps you’ll need to take. Understanding what happens allows you to be prepared and eliminate some of the uncertainties. The following is a quick overview of […]

The Most Common Financial Mistakes Made During Divorce

As you go through your divorce, you will need to make key decisions that could affect your long-term financial security. Unfortunately, many people set themselves up for failure by making preventable mistakes. Below are some of the most common financial errors Ohioans and others make during the divorce process — and how you can avoid […]

What You Should Know About Military Divorce

If you or your spouse is serving in the U.S. military, it’s important to know that the divorce process is a little different than it is for civilians. There are specific rules on matters such as the division of military pensions, residency requirements and legal protections. The following is important information about the military divorce […]

Gradually Rebuilding Your Credit After Bankruptcy

If you’re thinking about filing bankruptcy in Ohio, it’s important to consider the impact it will have on your credit score. Even if filing is the right decision, based on advice from your bankruptcy attorney, you must be prepared to take a significant hit to your credit. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to […]

The Most Common Causes of Bankruptcy May Surprise You

The reasons people file for bankruptcy in Ohio and across the nation are almost always more complicated than “fiscal irresponsibility.” There is a common misconception that people or businesses go bankrupt because of poor money management, but that’s not usually the case. The following are some of the most common causes of bankruptcy, and many […]

How to Create a Sound Debt Repayment Plan

When you file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Ohio, you will still be required to pay off certain debts. The best way to accomplish this is to create a realistic debt repayment plan with the help of an experienced bankruptcy attorney that allows you to fulfill your obligations over an extended period of time. The […]

Which Debts Must Be Repaid After Filing for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Ohio does not completely eliminate your debt responsibility. Instead, you must set up a repayment plan with the help of your attorney to pay back certain types of debts that cannot be discharged through the bankruptcy process. Chapter 13 organizes debts into several categories: secured claims, unsecured priority claims […]


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