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Securing Your Finances In Divorce (by Ohio Divorce Attorney)

  Many times bankruptcy and family law go together.  Sometimes it is because one person can no longer afford the expenses that two people used to contribute to.  Other times it is that one spouse has taken on a significant amount of debt in the divorce settlement.  Bankruptcy offers a solution to these problems.  When a person files bankruptcy after a divorce is finalized, they can…

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Be Careful of Online Child Support Calculators!!

The Child Support Guidelines are guidelines passed by the Ohio legislature which calculate  support orders based upon the financial circumstances of both parents.  Your attorney provides the information to the court, which will allow it to set a support amount.  Many people find Ohio support calculators online, but let this serve as your warning:  THESE…

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Curbside Pick-up: Not a Good Idea for Divorce

DIVORCE: Kicking your spouse to the curb – make sure you don’t put their stuff there. Often in movies or commercials when couples split-up, the wife starts throwing all the husband’s stuff into the yard, or puts it in the trash.  While this is a funny scene in a commercial or movie, in reality it…

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Grounds for a Divorce or Dissolution of Marriage

Marriages may be legally ended in one of two ways–divorce or dissolution of marriage. In order to obtain a divorce, one party must allege that his or her spouse has been at fault under one of the statutory grounds. The only true “no fault” grounds for divorce permitted by Ohio is “living separate and apart…

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Ohio Divorce Attorney: What Do You Do?

A few years ago the only place that an attorney could advertise was the phone book.  Most attorneys chose to make the most of the ad space by publishing a “panel” of services they provided.  This list of services is going the way of the horse whip, but you still see it occasionally on web…

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Fight Your Dayton Divorce – Is That A Good Idea?

Do you really want to fight your Dayton divorce case?  As an experienced family lawyer, I have never heard anyone say “I’m going to cooperate my divorce case.”  The truth of the matter is that the divorce process can be much more productive if you spend more time finding things you can agree upon, than…

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Divorce Papers: Read Carefully!

Read Your Papers! – The Contempt Trap for Divorce In a recent case decided by the State of Ohio’s 5th Appellate District, the importance of reading and understanding your divorce papers was made clear.  In Woodie v. Woodie, the wife filed a contempt motion against the husband for his failing to follow their agreement regarding…

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Custody Disputes: What to Expect

The most important decision that you can make when facing a bitter and prolonged custody dispute is the advice of an experienced and thoughtful attorney.  Your attorney can help you by: helping you understand the legal system and the divorce process; helping you focus on your long-term and short-term goals; helping you prepare for and…

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The Effects of Divorce on Children

Effects of Divorce on Children  – Trash Talking and the Damage Caused A divorce is a very emotional time for all parties involved.  Regardless of the reason for the split, both parties usually go through a wide array of emotions from happiness to uncontrollable rage.  Often these feelings are more intense when children are involved.…

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Tis the Season: Surviving Your Divorce Through the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. Holiday season is upon us. And even though so many of us perceive this time of year as a joyous one, one that will allow us to spend time with our family and friends, others are forced to suffer one of the many consequences of a divorce…….splitting time with…

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