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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Your First Time in a Divorce Court, What to Expect and What to Wear

If you have retained an attorney for a divorce and he or she has filed the appropriate Complaint for Divorce along with a Motion for Temporary Orders, your first hearing in divorce court will be for your Motion for Temporary Orders. When that day comes to appear in Court, many people wonder what they should expect and what they should wear.  Here's some general information to answer those … [Read more...]

How Much Time Will Be Spent in a Courtroom for a Divorce or a Dissolution?

Understandably, your time is very important to you. A common question asked by our clients at an initial consultation for a divorce or a dissolution is how much time they should devote to making appearances in court. Ultimately, the amount of time you will actually spend in the courtroom will vary depending on the complexity of your case. Amount of Time in Court for a Dissolution For a … [Read more...]

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