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  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: October 31, 2016

When one is married, the habits one develops can have big effects on how the marriage goes and how likely the relationship is to last. One area in which this can especially be the case are financial matters. There are some financial bad habits that can harm a relationship, possibly even making divorce more likely to be in a given…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: October 11, 2016

How can a title like the one for this post be true? It can because of differences in how the term divorce is used in society in general and within Ohio family law. In general language, divorce is typically used to describe any legal ending of a marriage before death. However, here in Ohio, there are actually two different processes…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: September 21, 2016

One way child custody can be set in a divorce is by the judge making a decision of what child custody arrangement would be best after the parties have litigated the issue. However, this certainly isn’t the only way. The main alternative is for the divorcing parties to negotiate a child custody agreement. There are many reasons why a divorcing…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: May 6, 2016

Financial problems often go hand in hand with other marital issues. The stress of unmanageable debt on top of relationship problems can push some couples over the top. When both marital and financial issues reach crisis levels, a couple or an individual spouse may consider whether bankruptcy should be on the table in addition to ending the marriage. Even if…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: April 18, 2016

This depends on your current real estate market as well as your cash flow moving forward. Emotion-based decision making can lead to costly mistakes. The best option is often to sell the home, divide any equity and move on. But the real estate market recovery has not reached all neighborhoods. If selling your house is not an option, your property…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: March 22, 2016

Decisions based on emotion or short-term thinking can easily affect when you retire. Research finds women are disproportionately affected, because they often take time off to stay home with children or work in a lower paid profession. The average income of women in retirement is $10,000 lower than men. The timing of a divorce also matters. For instance, if a…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: February 22, 2016

If you are either thinking about filing for divorce or are currently navigating this process, it is important that you consider not only the emotional consequences of separating from your spouse, but also the practical and financial consequences of doing so. Certainly, the emotional realities of your marriage are likely those driving you to file for divorce. However, if you…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: January 25, 2016

Divorce-related guidance is rarely gender specific. Most of the time, both men and women have the same kinds of questions about the divorce process and these questions can be answered without any gender specific considerations. However, there is one truly significant divorce-related reality that affects women in particular. It is vitally important that women educate themselves in regards to this…Read More

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