Unmarried couples in Ohio may not realize that they have legal rights, particularly in the event that their relationship comes to an end. Whether dealing with property division, child custody or child support, the law can play an important part in their post-relationship lives. Those who do not utilize the law to their advantage may end up worse off than they thought, and they may even be left without visitation with their child.
Those who are either considering entering a relationship, currently in a relationship or are about to bring a relationship to an end will likely need to ensure that they protect themselves and their best interests as fully as possible. Unmarried fathers, for example, may want to ensure that they can establish paternity so that they can have parenting time with their children. Unmarried mothers, too, may want to establish paternity in order to receive child support. Those with assets may want to create a property agreement to ensure that they retain their financial independence and security in the case of a breakup.
At our law firm we work with unmarried couples to ensure that their legal rights are protected. When relationships come to an end, we stand up for our clients, fighting through negotiation and litigation, if necessary, to ensure, as much as possible, that they get what is rightly theirs.
Yet, we also help those who are still happily in their relationships. Simply because one part of the couple wants to prepare a property agreement does not mean that an individual is preparing for a breakup.