Family Law

What constitutes Separate Property in Ohio?

  Separate Property is defined as all real and personal property, and any interest in real or personal property that is found by the court to be any of the following: An inheritance by one spouse by bequest, devise, or descent during the course of the marriage; Any real or personal property or interest in…

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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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Divorce Law In Ohio: Divorce Causes

If you are seeking a divorce in Ohio, your complaint must allege, and the plaintiff (party filing the divorce complaint) must later prove, one or more of the following legal grounds for divorce: 3105.01 Divorce causes. The court of common pleas may grant divorces for the following causes: (A) Either party had a husband or…

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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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Common Law Marriage in Ohio

What constitutes a Common Law marriage here in Ohio?  A common law marriage entered into before October 10, 1991 constitutes a valid, legal marriage in Ohio.  However, after October 10, 1991, new common law marriages are prohibited.  The essential elements of a Common Law marriage in Ohio are:  1.  A mutual agreement of marriage; 2.…

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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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