Ohio residents who are contemplating divorce, may often lack understanding of some issues that can arise at the end of a marriage. There are a few questions that should be considered when deciding to retain an attorney for this process.
Before deciding to use a lawyer, it is of course important to have an idea of what the fees and costs will be. In addition, both parties to a divorce should possess an understanding of their role with regard to child support, whether or not they are the spouse who pays or the spouse who is paid. In order to establish this, it may be necessary to provide certain important financial documents, including pay stubs and bank account information. Divorcing parties should know how child custody will be determined and determine whether they can agree upon this ahead of time. Some state courts will assign spouses a mediator to create a child sharing plan if parents are unable to do so themselves. Since divorces often require spouses to exchange accounting and tax information, participants should ask their attorneys what documentation may be required of them and work to provide such as needed.