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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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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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Divorce Papers: Read Carefully!

Read Your Papers! – The Contempt Trap for Divorce In a recent case decided by the State of Ohio’s 5th Appellate District, the importance of reading and understanding your divorce papers was made clear.  In Woodie v. Woodie, the wife filed a contempt motion against the husband for his failing to follow their agreement regarding…

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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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Post Decree Contempt of Court (by Ohio Divorce Attorney)

A divorce decree would be rendered useless if the issuing court lost jurisdiction to enforce it.  If you feel that your ex-spouse has violated one of the terms set forth in the Final Decree of Divorce, you can enforce that provision by using the issuing court’s CONTEMPT powers.  If a party violates the order or…

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Contempt and Divorce: What Does it Take?

What is Required to Prove Your Ex is in Contempt in Your Divorce? In a divorce proceeding, a person is usually only found in contempt of court due to their failure to follow a court order.  The court still has the power to hold a person in contempt for the behavior you commonly see portrayed…

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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 – Children

Kids, Drugs, and Sex on Social Media: A Goldmine to Your Ex’s Attorney Any family law case has a tendency to create a soap opera like atmosphere, but instead of the dead fiance coming back from the dead with the dirty secret, anyone can easily uncover dirty secrets you post on social media.  One of…

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