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 (, 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...]

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...]

Calculating Support and Alimony During and After an Ohio Divorce

Many people pondering the difficult decision of divorce seem to be most worried about how they will support themselves and/or their children during the divorce process and after the divorce process has ended. The good news is that if you have been dependent on your spouse for financial support throughout the marriage, the Court will recognize this and may award you appropriate spousal support, … [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...]

What You Can and Can’t Do Before Filing for a Divorce

After a divorce is filed, all Ohio Courts issue what is called a mutual restraining order which prevents both parties from doing any of the following: 1. Harassing and annoying one another; 2. Cancelling insurance policies; 3. Taking the children out of the county; 4. Giving away or selling martial assets; 5. Changing beneficiaries; 6. Taking out credit cards in the other person name; 7. … [Read more...]

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