How can I establish paternity?

As a father, you need to establish paternity of your child in order to have full parental rights in Ohio. There are a few different ways you can legally establish paternity. It depends on the situation. For example, the Ohio State Bar Association explains if you were married to the child's mother when the child was born, then you are automatically the legal father of the child. However, if she was married to someone else, then he is the legal father, and you would have to use another method to claim your paternity rights.

How are student loan debts divided in a divorce?

Property division is an important aspect of any divorce. You have to divide up everything from your house to your bank account. You both probably have property you want. However, part of the division of property in a divorce is also the division of debt, which neither of you probably want. Some debts, such as credit cards, are easily divided. Other debts, can be trickier. One such debt is student loans.

What is a forensic accountant?

If you are involved in a high asset divorce, you have more to lose than most other divorcing couples in Ohio. You may need to call upon the assistance of a forensic accountant. According to the Forensic CPA Society, a forensic accountant is an accountant who specializes in helping with litigation and disputes through finding evidence to back up claims.

What if I do not update my estate plans after my divorce?

After you get divorce, you probably have many financial and personal things to contend with. However, one thing that may slip your mind is your estate plan. While there may be more pressing things to handle, you cannot forget to update your estate to reflect the changes in your personal life. You need to make changes as soon as you can and ensure your plan in properly filed according to Ohio law, so you can avoid some of the problems that can come from an outdated plan.

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