Child Support Q and A

Child support can be a very complicated area. While the state formulas can churn out numbers for the actual monthly payments, there are a lot of other issues that aren’t so black and white. It’s good to talk to your lawyer up front about the range of child support concerns that might develop in your situation. Depending on the age of your children, any specific plans you have for their schooling, … [Read more...]

Financial information important when divorcing in Summit County

If you have filed a complaint for divorce in Summit County (Ohio), or if you are the party against whom a divorce complaint has been filed, financial information supplied to the court and the other party will be a critically important part of the process. Do not misconstrue the previous statement to mean that money is the number one concern in a divorce.If you are undergoing a divorce, … [Read more...]

“Dual arrests” in domestic violence may hurt victims; New laws help with possible consequences

Police across the country have been making more arrests in domestic violence cases where BOTH parties wind up being arrested. In Ohio, these arrests are termed "dual arrests." A high number of "dual arrests" were being reported in the state of Connecticut, particularly in the past two years. The figure more than doubled the national average (NBC Connecticut Feb. 13, 2018). As a result, … [Read more...]

Tax Reform And Spousal Support: What You Need to Know in Ohio

If you are currently involved in a divorce or thinking about one, and a possible issue between you and your partner is likely to be spousal support (“alimony”), pay close attention to the new federal law on the subject. Here’s why. Due to the tax reform measures which Congress passed on Dec. 22, 2017 the laws concerning spousal support have changed. One Ohio attorney described it as “one of … [Read more...]

Grandparents’ Rights in Ohio Explained – Visitation and Custody

Grandparents often develop natural affinity with their grandchildren, even taking on vital duties in the grandchild’s life. This relationship may, however, undergo a change when one parent passes away, or when the grandchild’s parents obtain a divorce. In some cases, the father or mother who is awarded the child’s custody may try to curtail or even entirely deny any visit by the parents of … [Read more...]

Keeping grandchildren from their grandparents

Today, approximately 2.7 million grandchildren in the U.S. are living with their grandparents. The relationship between parents and grandparents and grandparents and grandchildren in this country is a diverse one. Some grandparents have been told they are not permitted to see their grandchildren. The latter group of grandchildren is generally in the custody of one of their parents (“the custodial … [Read more...]

Telling Your Children About Divorce

Divorcing couples sometimes become so focused on the issues between them that they almost forget about other members of the family and how the divorce may be seriously affecting them. Children, of course, are a very important part of the family. They need to be told what’s going on in a manner that is considerate and supportive. The website, Today's Parent (, defines three … [Read more...]

The Role Adultery or Cheating Plays in a Divorce

When contemplating a divorce in Ohio, many people ask the question about what role adultery plays. The short answer is: Adultery is only a grounds for divorce in the state of Ohio. But there is a longer answer to the question: • Adultery is one of the fault grounds in a divorce in Ohio. • Adultery does not play a role in financial aspects of a divorce case. • A person is not … [Read more...]

Married Life Explored from Online Dating to Arsenic Use

The New Yorker Sunday edition recently paid tribute to “The Married Life” delving into several facets of the union of matrimony over the centuries by reprinting several articles on the subject ranging from the struggle to find a mate in modern-day China to ending a matrimony with homicide via arsenic poisoning. This was apparently common practice at one point in marital history. The personal … [Read more...]

Checklist of Do’s and Don’ts for Divorce

If you are about to get a divorce or just wondering about the divorce process, you may want to learn more about it. Divorced friends may have told you that divorce was the worst thing that ever happened to them. Others, for various reasons, tell you it was the best thing that ever happened to them. The range of emotions may go from deep feelings that your spouse has betrayed you to joy that you … [Read more...]

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