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...]

Social Media Influence on Divorce Cases

Social networking sites allow users to connect with old friends and make new ones, but they also could put you in a compromising position in a divorce or child custody battle. Divorce lawyers are frequently using social networking sites to “discover” information they might not find using traditional methods of discovery (the process of gathering evidence and information preceding a trial). Your … [Read more...]

Weighing The Decision to Hire a Divorce Attorney

There's a long list of personal things to take into consideration before filing for a divorce or dissolution. There's also a lot to know when it comes to filing the right paperwork, where to file the paperwork, what the court procedures will be, how long it will take to finalize your divorce or dissolution, along with what and how Ohio laws relating to divorce apply to you. In addition and if … [Read more...]

Need to Talk to a Friend About Divorce?

If you are facing a divorce, it helps to talk to a friend. A good place to start is talking to a friend who you have known for a long time just like the friends in this video: Make a New Friend Make a new friend by talking to an attorney about divorce who has extensive experience helping clients across northeast Ohio. That new friend is attorney Jeff Hawkins. Contact Jeff for a free … [Read more...]

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