During a divorce, an Ohio couple may find themselves completely at odds when it comes to reaching a settlement. This can be especially true if the divorce is not amicable. Ultimately, most former couples walk away thinking that their ex-spouse "won," even though this generally is not the case.
When couples are going through a divorce, the former spouses will have to split finite resources regardless of the income bracket they are in. A divorce means that all marital assets may be split, so former spouses will have to be more financially aware than they were before starting the separation process. This can make both individuals feel like they are losing quite a bit, especially if they end up having to sell the family home or determine who gets which pieces of property that cannot be split.
Because of all the emotions surrounding the divorce process, it can be difficult for some to avoid feeling like they lost. However, a soon-to-be ex can be fully prepared to have some sort of understanding on how the divorce will likely turn out. This means learning credit scores, researching insurance accounts and thinking about other financial matters.
While some former couples are able to work together to reach a divorce settlement, others cannot seem to agree on anything. This often results in a contested divorce. During a contested divorce, the court may be more involved in order to make the process move along. This may include issuing temporary custody orders, child support orders and credit card use orders. A family law attorney may help a client negotiate with the other party during this process.