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September 8, 2017

Some immediate issues come to mind when thinking about divorce, such as finding a way to divide marital property and resolving child custody disputes. Another issue that is equally important for many people is determining who gets the couple’s dog. 

Ohio law considers d...

Engagement rings and wedding bands are a symbol of a couple’s promise to marry one another and of the matrimonial union. Naturally, engagement rings and wedding bands carry sentimental value in addition to monetary value. In the event of a broken engagement or the term...

December 24, 2016

Yes.  It’s always important to be careful what you post to social media.  Despite “privacy” settings, it’s better to assume that nothing you post on social media is private.  Our office routinely guides clients regarding the use of social media during a divorce or cust...

December 21, 2016

Many people believe that having a Last Will and Testament is all that is needed to keep their assets out of the probate court.  However, having a Will is just a first step in the estate planning process.

When you pass away, the probate court will likely have jurisdictio...

December 16, 2016

A court calculates the amount of child support to be paid based on guidelines that the Ohio Supreme Court has created. These guidelines are based on both parents’ gross incomes. Gross income means the total of all earned and unearned income from all sources during a ye...

Not necessarily.  Children under 18 are minors and do not have the ultimate say in where they live.  In a divorce, the court decides the parental rights and responsibilities for the care of the minor children, based on what is in the best interests of the children.  Th...

November 4, 2014

 

Civil litigation can be extremely stressful for the parties. Domestic relations cases may be the most heated of all, given the subject matters involved, like children. We've found that, in a significant number of divorce cases, one (or sometimes both) of the parties...

November 4, 2014

“Spousal support” has replaced “alimony” in the state of Ohio. Spousal support refers to the monthly payments made from one spouse to another during or after a divorce. The purpose of spousal support is to allow a spouse who is financially unable to support him/herself...

November 3, 2014

A Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) is a court order that prohibits one or both of the parties from doing certain things while the case is pending. A TRO is usually issued at the beginning of a case, generally attached to the complaint, and stays in effect until it i...

October 17, 2014

Many clients often wonder whether certain types of income are to be included for child support. For instance, are Social Security disability benefits included? We get these questions very frequently. 

Ohio child support calculations are governed by the Ohio Revised Code...

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