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Division of Property

Temporary Orders and Divorce

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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Divorce Property Division: Marital v. Gift

Think That Was Gift?  – In Divorce, Not Unless it’s in Writing Prior to divorce couples often give each other gifts for various occasions and celebrations, or for no reason at all, but what happens to all those gifts when the couple splits-up is not so understood.  In Ohio, as a general rule, any property…

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Free Legal Advice: Don’t Listen to It!

DANGER, DANGER! – Free legal advice can cost you a lot! When you have problems in your life you likely talk it out with your friends and family.  However, for legal advice you should only be seeking the advice of a licensed attorney in Ohio.  Attorneys often offer free legal advice about divorce and other legal…

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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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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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Who Gets The House?

In most divorces, the family home is the largest asset that will be divided in the litigation.  In addition to the purely financial considerations, many people are emotionally attached to their home.  Some people will put keeping the house as the most important priority in securing a proper environment for their children.  For parents with…

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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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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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Ohio Divorce Attorney: Discovery in Divorce

The Importance of Discovery in Divorce: Get an Attorney Who Understands the Details In any civil litigation matter, as in divorce, the discovery process can take anywhere from a short amount of time, to quite an extended amount of time, depending on the your specific situation, and what you are trying to discover.  Your attorney will…

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What Does The Court Consider To Be My Income?

One of the most common questions that we will discuss at the beginning of your case is your income.  The definition of “income” under ohio law is found at Ohio Revised Code 3119.01.  Here is a list (according to statute) that your county Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) or the Court will utilize in determining how much…

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