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The Divorce Process

Divorce vs. Dissolution: When Divorce Should Be Your Choice

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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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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How Long Will My Ohio Divorce Take?

Duration of Divorce: All Depends on Cooperation You can get married in a minute, but ending the marriage will take a little longer.  How long will your process last? – The best way to answer this question is to ask how much cooperation can you expect from your ex-spouse?  A high level of cooperation and trust will…

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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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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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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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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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