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...]

Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren

It’s all over the television news and in the newspapers - grandparents are taking on more and more responsibilities for their grandchildren as there seems to be an increase in drug use and parents can’t or won’t take care of their children. Divorce can be a factor as well and both parents working many hours can take a toll on their children and many times the children’s grandparents either want … [Read more...]

Opioid Epidemic in Ohio Forcing More Grandparents To Raise Their Grandchildren

Caring for their grandchildren on a full-time basis is not what many people envision for their golden years but a growing number of grandparents across the United States are doing just that. According to recent U.S. Census data, an estimated 5 million grandparents are raising their grandchildren. A statistic that has more than doubled in the last 15 years.  The number of grandparents who are being … [Read more...]

Living Arrangements During an Ohio Divorce or Dissolution

Reasons Not To Move Out The first piece of advice I give to a person seeking consult about an Ohio divorce or dissolution with children is, “Do not move out”. If a divorce is filed by either you or your spouse, it is likely that temporary orders have or will be requested. A temporary orders hearing serves the purpose of determining how the parties are to act with and around one another, what … [Read more...]

Child Visitation Rights in Ohio for People Who Are Not The Parents

Are you a grandparent, relative, ex-stepparent, or other person who has had a continuing and beneficial relationship with a child? If so, the Ohio courts and legislature recognize the meaningful impact you can have in the development of young people. There are certain safeguards codified in the Ohio Revised Code (Ohio law) that will ensure that continuing relationship as long as it remains … [Read more...]

Children and an Ohio Divorce

When a parent contemplating a divorce calls our office for a free consultation with one of our domestic relations attorneys, most of the time the main concern is whether or not they will see their children ever again. The answer to this question is absolutely. Ohio Courts are not in the business of severing a relationship between parents unless the parent is not suitable to care for a minor … [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 (todaysparent.com), 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...]

Common Issues in an Ohio Divorce or Dissolution

A common sentiment among many people going through the divorce process is the observation that it is much much easier to enter into a marriage than it is to get out of one. Many people seem to be caught off guard by the complexity of the divorce process because they are not aware of all of the issues that need to be addressed before a Court with jurisdiction will actually grant a divorce. … [Read more...]

10 Things Divorcing Parents Should Avoid With Their Children

Children are often the unfortunate victims of a divorce. Usually they don’t want their parents’ relationship to end, but no one has asked them about it. They are worried about what is going to happen to them. Will I have to move? What if Mom or Dad has a new boyfriend or girlfriend? What if they don’t like me? Can I somehow get my Mom and Dad to change their minds? Did I do something to make them … [Read more...]

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