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Grandparent Rights

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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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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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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10 Commandments of Divorce Court

1. Thou shalt not bring your child to divorce court. The ultimate interest of the divorce court is the best interest of the child.  Unless it is requested by the divorce court, bringing your child to the court with you is not in the best interest of the child.  Children do not need to be…

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Child Custody and the UCCJEA

UCCJEA: Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act Child custody matters are the most emotionally charged, and most important, issues dealt with by divorce attorneys.  Custody disputes arise between parents during, but more frequently after a divorce or dissolution, or between unmarried biological parents, and sometimes grandparents.  When parents and their children live in one state, the courts of that…

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Summer Vacation and Divorce–Communication is Key!

When going through divorce, a summer vacation with your kids can be a needed retreat: just cover your bases with good communication. This is the time of year when hopefully the sun is around more, the flowers begin to appear, and kids start to look forward to the coming end of the school year.  Summer vacation…

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Mother’s Day and Divorce

How to make Mother’s Day about the kids, and not about the divorce! Mother’s Day can be a challenge when a couple separates through divorce or dissolution.  Whether you are recently separated, contemplating divorce, currently going through a divorce, or are happily divorced and remarried, challenges can arise in many ways. Memories of Mother’s Day…

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Social Media: 3 Pictures to Never Post on Facebook – Sex

A Goldmine to Your Ex’s Attorney: Sexual Pictures on Social Media In the previous i discussed post pictures of children and the effects posting certain types of pictures and videos on social media could have on a family law case.  In this article the focus is on “sexy selfies” or photos of yourself which may…

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