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Divorce and Children: Why is my child so stressed?

What about Your Divorce is Causing Your Child’s Stress: First Look in the Mirror When you are in the divorce process, in a failing marriage, or experiencing other hard times in life, you are likely very stressed.  Parents often try to hide life’s harsh realities from their children, keeping the scary, ugly facts to themselves.  Parents…

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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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Am I entitled to Spousal Support?

Formerly known as “alimony,” spousal support is payments to an ex-spouse which can be ordered by the Court or agreed to by the parties as part of a settlement.  ORC 3105.18 sets forth that “spousal support” means any payment or payments to be made to a spouse or former spouse, that is both for sustenance…

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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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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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Winning The Temporary Order Litigation

A divorce/dissolution can last for many months after the filing of a complaint.  It is important that the parties be able to plan how they will live and what money will be available to them during the pendency of a divorce.  The first job you and your divorce attorney will undertake is to assess the…

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Divorce and Safety Issues: Domestic Violence

  Get Help and Get Your Life Back – Don’t let domestic violence continue another day! If you find yourself in an abusive relationship, GET OUT! Call 911! Call a friend! Call anyone who will help you! Do whatever it takes to get away from your abuser. Domestic violence is a crime that destroys families today…

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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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