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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Can’t wait to be rid of your Ex?  Want to start over through divorce? – Just wait to get pregnant! Many times in divorce the parties have been living separately for some time.  Many times parties are already engaged to a new significant other, and are living with that person.  Finally, the parties file for…

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Do you really want to fight your Dayton divorce case?  As an experienced family lawyer, I have never heard anyone say “I’m going to cooperate my divorce case.”  The truth of the matter is that the divorce process can be much more productive if you spend more time finding things you can agree upon, than…

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The most important decision that you can make when facing a bitter and prolonged custody dispute is the advice of an experienced and thoughtful attorney.  Your attorney can help you by: helping you understand the legal system and the divorce process; helping you focus on your long-term and short-term goals; helping you prepare for and…

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One of the most common questions that we will discuss at the beginning of your case is your income.  The definition of “income” under ohio law is found at Ohio Revised Code 3119.01.  Here is a list (according to statute) that your county Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) or the Court will utilize in determining how much…

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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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According to Ohio Revised Code section 3105.18(B), “Any award of spousal support made under this section shall terminate upon the death of either party, unless the order containing the award expressly provides otherwise.”  While this topic may seem to be a common-sense approach, sometimes providing for the care of a spouse following the death of…

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If you are seeking a divorce, dissolution of marriage, legal separation, annulment or civil domestic violence protection order in Montgomery County, Ohio your case will be heard in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, Domestic Relations Division. The court is located in the Dayton-Montgomery County Courts Building, second floor, 301 W. Third Street in downtown Dayton. If…

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Jamie Lynn Anderson was born and raised in Logan, West Virginia. She attended and graduated from Marshall University in December 2001 with a B.A. in Political Science. From there, Jamie attended and graduated from the West Virginia University, where she earned a M.A. in Political Science in May 2001. After obtaining her Master’s Degree, Jamie…

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