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The Child Tax Credit: What to Expect

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Most of us found 2020 to be a pretty difficult year. Many people saw their income decrease, and parents of young children were faced with the need to keep their kids safe, fed, happy, and educated through the pandemic. In the best of times, parenting is challenging. Under the circumstances many parents faced last year, […]

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Contempt of Court in Ohio Family Law Matters

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Your divorce decree, dissolution decree, or parenting order is the “private law” governing the interactions between you and your ex-partner or ex-spouse. These legal binding agreements dictate the terms of parenting allocation, property division, spousal support, and more. Unfortunately, you may find yourself in a situation where the opposing party fails to comply with these […]

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Establishing Paternity in Ohio

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In situations where an unmarried woman gives birth, paternity of the child needs to be legally established. The mother may want to establish the father’s identity so that she can get child support for the baby. Or the father may consider establishing paternity so that he has a legal right to a relationship with the […]

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Grandparents’ Rights in Ohio: Visitation and Custody

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It is often said that grandparenting offers all the best parts of parenting without all of the hard parts. Becoming a grandparent means that you get to watch someone you love with all your heart—your own child—experience a parent’s love for a child. It is an experience that should bring you closer as a family. […]

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Divorce and Dissolution: Why One Lawyer Creates a Conflict of Interest

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If you are planning divorce or dissolution, and you and your spouse are generally in agreement about the terms of your divorce, some variation of this saying may be playing in your head – Why hire two lawyers when one lawyer could (in theory) draw up their agreement and “make things legal.” Can one lawyer […]

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College Expenses for Divorced Parents

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As a parent, you want the best for your child, and that includes making sure he or she gets the best education possible. With college costs rising, paying for that education is a challenge for most parents. After a divorce, coordinating with your co-parent to apply for financial aid and deciding who will be responsible […]

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What’s the Difference Between Shared Parenting and Sole Residential Parenting?

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Parental involvement in children’s lives after a divorce or break-up is one of the primary concerns people have when they contact our office. When a child’s parents live together, usually “custody” isn’t an issue, but when parents live in separate households, parental rights become a much bigger concern. In many states, when family law attorneys […]

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Why Do I Need a Will?

Let’s be honest: nobody enjoys making a Will. Making a Will means, at its most basic level, confronting the reality of mortality and making important decisions about a life that no longer includes you. It’s easy to understand why people might want to avoid that kind of discomfort. Besides, if you’re relatively young, healthy, or […]

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Stock Options Granted During Marriage—Divisible in Divorce?

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If you are considering divorce or dissolution, you know that one of the hurdles you will face is dividing your marital property. Dividing property is always a challenge, even when its value is known or easy to determine, like a bank account or a house. Some assets are more difficult to value and may even […]

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How Are Retirement Accounts Divided in Divorce?

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Dividing assets in a divorce or dissolution is often challenging. Sometimes the issue is that both spouses want an item that is unique or has sentimental value. Other times, there may be a question about whether an asset is marital property that is subject to division in divorce, or separate property that belongs to one […]

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