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St. Patrick’s Day and Divorce

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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Visitation and Unpaid Support

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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Military Divorce in Ohio

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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Grandparent Rights 101 (by Ohio Divorce Attorney)

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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What is Required to Change Child Custody?

If your current court order is no longer working, you may be able to change your child custody arrangement. When one party has sole legal custody there must be a substantial change in circumstances with the legal custodian’s living situation or conduct before the court would consider modifying the existing child custody arrangement.  In a…

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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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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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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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Adoption: Small Gifts Do Not Support Make

Natural Parent’s Small Monetary Gifts to Child Are Not ‘Provision of Support and Maintenance’ Under Adoption Law In, In re Adoption of M.B., Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-236, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that when a biological parent of a child has failed, without justifiable cause, to make any court-ordered monthly child support payments for at least…

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Unmarried Parents (by OhioDivorceAttorney.com)

Across the United States, almost 40% of children are born to unmarried parents.  Unmarried parents face obstacles that married couples do not.  Besides the fear and uncertainty, unmarried parents have to worry about establishing a workable visitation schedule, making realistic plans for the child’s education and religious upbringing, detailing expectations for child support.  These issues…

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