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Layoff can make divorce and dissolution more difficult

Ending a marriage is far from an easy process. Experiencing divorce and dissolution while going through a job layoff, though, is even more difficult both financially and emotionally. Fortunately, some tips might help laid-off individuals who are in the process of getting divorced to protect their financial best interests in Ohio.

Individuals who have been laid off from their companies may be wise to keep looking for comparable employment while going through divorce and seeking alimony. This puts these individuals in a position to assert that they should not be treated as having the same income levels they had prior to their layoffs, as the layoffs were not their fault, and they are sincerely trying to find new job positions. While they are searching for work, their future exes might have to give them more alimony until they have secured employment.

When job loss and divorce happen at the same time, the court's aim is to ascertain that the affected spouse can keep living the lifestyle he or she had prior to getting divorced. This is particularly critical when the divorce affects minor children. The ideal situation is for the two spouses to come up with an agreement, utilizing a formula, that will prevent the spouse who is making payments from becoming unnecessarily burdened by the obligation.

Divorce and job loss are two of the most stressful life events a person can experience. Fortunately, though, an attorney can help an individual who is going through these two events to pursue his or her best interests. The attorney's goal is to make certain that the client's rights are fully protected during the divorce and dissolution process in Ohio.

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