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If you are in the process of a divorce, or are already divorced, and you have children, or if you are an unmarried parent, you should strongly consider using an online co-parenting app to communicate with the other parent.  Why?  Because it's difficult to communicate w...

Parental alienation occurs when one parent speaks poorly or critically of the other parent in front of a child in an effort to undermine and interfere with the child’s relationship with that parent. This is a sign of the badmouthing parent’s emotional inability to sepa...

In Ohio, a court may order a shared parenting plan, also known as shared custody, that allocates parental rights and responsibilities involving a minor child in a divorce, dissolution or in an action between parents who were never married. As part of your parenting pla...

Deciding to move forward with a divorce can be a difficult decision, made more complicated when one spouse has been financially dependent upon the other for the duration of the marriage. However, Ohio allows spouses to request temporary spousal support and child suppor...

Although grandparents historically did not have a legal right of access to their grandchildren, Ohio Revised Code §3109.051 states the court may grant grandparents companionship or visitation rights under certain circumstances.  These circumstances include the followin...

Yes, most likely.  In Ohio, courts will consider the retirement benefits that accumulate during a marriage to be marital assets to be divided equitably. You look at what was accumulated from the marriage date to the end of marriage date, typically. The retirement benef...

Shared parenting used to be called joint custody.  This means that both parents must cooperate and agree on parenting decisions.  Typically, parenting decisions include education, medical issues, and the religion of the child.  Often, with shared parenting, the parents...

A divorce is a major life shift, and it will greatly impact your finances.  How should you prepare before you start the divorce process?  Here are three initial steps to take:

1) Gather your financial documents.

It's very important to know your complete fi...

Are you involved in a high conflict divorce? Are you trying to figure out how to co-parent during the upcoming holidays WITHOUT experiencing a stressful disaster? Here are 5 tips to help you through:

1) Stick as closely to the court ordered holiday schedule as possible.


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September 13, 2017

Dissolution and divorce are both ways to end a marriage.  A dissolution, or what I like to call a “short circuit divorce”, is the preferred method because it involves much less time and money.  However, it’s not always possible.  It depends upon the parties....

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