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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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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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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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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  One of the most important aspects of your divorce (besides custody of your children, of course) is to have correct valuations of marital assets.  Your attorney has the very important job of investigating, valuating, and objectively inventorying all marital assets.  Some assets have a readily ascertainable value, such as a bank account, publicly traded…

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What is a temporary restraining order? A temporary restraining order is a short-term, pre-trial, temporary injunction ordered by the court at the beginning of a divorce action.  The order is issued to protect both parties from immediate irreparable harm that they may suffer if the order is not issued.  The order protects a party from…

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  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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If you are seeking to have your name changed back to your maiden name following an Ohio divorce or dissolution proceeding, you will want to let your attorney know before the proceedings are initiated.  Your divorce attorney will file a motion requesting that your name be restored.  When the divorce/dissolution case is concluded, the Court…

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WHAT IS THE DIVORCE PROCESS LIKE? A former Magistrate of the Montgomery County Domestic Relations Court once said: “In criminal court you see bad people acting their best, and in our court you see good people acting their worst.” In a perfect world, separation would be a painless process of dividing your assets and deciding…

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A dissolution of marriage may eliminate much of the divorce process and expense. Unlike a divorce, fault grounds are not at issue. It is often thought of as no-fault divorce. Unlike a divorce complaint, a  petition is not filed with the court until the parties have reached an agreement on all the issues that must be…

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