Don’t Rely on the Luck of the Irish to Protect Your Case on St. Patrick’s Day St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday to celebrate with friends and family, and the only time of year to drink as much green beer as anyone could want.  When you are recently separated, divorced, or involved in another…

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Throughout Ohio families are settling disputes in mediation and not in the courtroom. Ohio Revised Code 3109.052 authorizes mediation in cases involving the  allocation of parental rights and responsibilities.  Many courts now require that the parties try to reach an accommodation before they can terminate or modify a shared parenting plan.  An experienced attorney should be able to give…

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Can you deny Visitation to your ex-spouse as a punishment for failing to make timely child support payments?  The answer is unequivocally NO!  Failure to pay support never justifies cutting off visitation.  Also, if you are denied visitation, you cannot stop paying support either.  The duties are separate in nature.  If you are denied visitation,…

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I am a Dayton divorce attorney helping people secure their finances, their family and their future. I devote myself exclusively to family law cases and practice in courts throughout the Miami Valley including Montgomery, Greene and Clark Counties. I help good people through hard times. If you think I might be the right attorney for…

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Dissolution, No. 1 Requirement:  Cooperation Proceeding first with a dissolution is often the first request of many clients – most likely because it is the cheaper option.  However, if the couple cannot conceive cooperating with each other, divorce is likely the better option. For a dissolution to work, the parties must be sufficiently prepared and…

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CHILD SUPPORT FAQs What are the child support guidelines? The Child Support Guidelines are guidelines are the rules passed by the Ohio legislature which calculate child support orders based upon the financial circumstances of both parents. These guidelines are presumed under the law to be the correct. (R.C. 3119.03) Your attorney provides the information to…

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When to Choose Divorce (Instead of Dissolution) Dissolution can be a great way to terminate a marriage, while keeping costs low, but it is not recommended in all situations.  Divorce should be the process pursued instead of divorce in the following situations: A party needs immediate relief from the court; A party is absent from…

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After the formal filing of the divorce “Complaint,” you may pursue restraining orders to prohibit your spouse from taking actions that may dissipate the marital assets.   If appropriate, you may also be able to go to court to ask for reasonable support during the pendency of the divorce proceedings.  Typically, the court will restrain both…

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You need an experienced hand to handle military divorces.  Military divorces have unique rules regarding residency requirements for filing for divorce, certain legal protections for the military member and emergency court orders pertaining to child support and division of military pensions.  Jamie L. Anderson has assembled a team of private investigators, forensic accountants, expert witnesses and property…

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Grandparents in Ohio may be granted visitation as part of a divorce, dissolution, legal separation or child support proceeding in both Domestic Relations (Family Law) Court and Juvenile Court proceedings.  The Court may grant “reasonable companionship or visitation rights” to any grandparent with an interest in the child’s welfare if the court deems the visitation…

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