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2 ways to overcome high-asset divorce challenges

Many high-asset couples in the Dayton area do not consider the unique challenges they may face in a divorce. Unlike couples who have considerably less income and fewer assets, they often have circumstances that can have a significant impact on their financial profiles and lives. They experience many of the same issues that often lead to separation and divorce, such as infidelity, poor money management skills, lack of communication, intimacy issues and a lack of respect for each other. 

It is so easy to assume that because a couple has more money, they will have an easier time going through the divorce process. Many wealthy couples have disagreements about their finances that can lead to challenges during the divorce process. The stakes are higher, and the higher net worth partner has more to lose, especially if there is no prenuptial agreement in place. Here are some ways to overcome challenges that are unique to high-asset divorce situations

What are the legal implications of operating a Ponzi scheme?

Fraudulent activity in relation to creating Ponzi schemes is considered a relatively common white collar crime. It is a type of investment fraud, since the organizers earn money through scamming new members of the scheme.

Ponzi schemes usually work by falsely promising a low-risk investment for extremely high returns.

Is a suspended drug sentence possible?

Occasionally when a person is charged with a crime, the judge decides that the sentence should be a suspended one. This means that the person convicted will not have to serve his or her sentence straight away, but should instead serve jail time a few years or months down the line or not at all.

When are suspended sentences used?

The most common mistakes in high asset divorce

Going through a divorce is always a terrible experience to deal with, no matter the circumstances. However, when going through a high asset divorce where a lot is at stake, it can be even more stressful. The good thing about going through a divorce, however, is that no matter the circumstances, there have always been people who have been through similar experiences. Therefore, it's a good idea to try to learn from their mistakes.

Do not be a pushover in order to speed things up

Child support as a military service person

Going through a divorce as a military service person can be particularly difficult, since you may be serving in another country while you are facing divorce. For a service member, it is considered a duty to support the rest of the family. Therefore, whether a the service member is married or not does not matter.

However, just because you as a service member need to support your family both before and after your divorce, it does not mean that the process of calculating the amount that you should pay is simple. The process is almost the same as it is for nonmilitary child support providers.

What is identity fraud?

When a person takes personal details from another without his or her knowledge and uses them for personal gain, it is known as identity fraud or identity theft. In the age of digital, it is more common than ever for a person to be affected. It can commonly happen when a person unintentionally gives away his or her personal details online. But it can also happen in environments such as the office, workplace, a restaurant or store.

What the law says about identity fraud

3 consequences of a OVI guilty plea

Facing DUI charges is a serious yet common situation. You might not realize your blood alcohol level is above the legal limit, or you might find yourself without a designated driver. Any number of problems can precede OVI charges and jeopardize your life, your future and your freedom. It is essential to be aware of the consequences that can result from entering a guilty plea in court.

According to the Center for Disease Control, 2.2 percent of adults in Ohio admit to driving after drinking too much--and this is compared to the national average of 1.9 percent. If you have driven after drinking and got caught doing so, consider these reason why you should fight the charges:

How is bribery defined?

Bribery is used very commonly in colloquial terms. Many may feel that they have an understanding of what it means, but the detailed definition under the law might differ from how you would imagine it to be viewed.

Depending on the severity of the circumstances, bribery can be seen by the courts as a very serious charge, and can happen in a wide variety of settings. It is not uncommon for bribery accusations to occur in the higher tiers of corporate organizations, for example.

Divorcing in the military

Although going through a divorce is the same no matter your profession, as a person in the military, there are some other factors that you need to take into account. If you or your spouse is currently on active duty overseas, for example, the divorce process may take longer. There are also financial implications that you should be aware of as a person in the military that is getting divorced.

For all couples going through a divorce, the most important thing is to be aware of the standard divorce process. You should try and maintain a civil form of communication with your former partner, since it will be beneficial for both of you. As a person in the military, or as a person with a spouse in the military, it is also important to be aware of Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act (USFSPA). The USFSPA is a form of financial protection that helps the former spouse gain child support for the children of the marriage, support for themselves and some form of pension or retirement pay.

Dealing with a copyright infringement conviction

If you have been convicted of an infringement of a copyright, it may have been unintentional and it is likely that you are feeling stressed at the thought of the legal proceedings that may occur as a result. The good news is that although there are many protections in place for copyrights and other forms of intellectual property, there are also a wide range of defenses that an accused person can claim.

This blog will provide a brief overview of the most common defenses that can be used when a person has been accused of copyright infringement.

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