Tagged: parenting time

Step-Parent Adoption in Ohio: What You Need to Know

paper cut out of family and gavel | Melissa Graham-Hurd & Associates

As you might imagine, in a family law practice, a lot of our work involves helping couples unwind their relationships. Even when this is a necessary step and best for them and their children, it can be a sad time. That is why we especially relish the times when our work gets to bring families […]

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Parenting Time Adjustment for Ohio Child Support

Father and son laughing and reading | Melissa Graham-Hurd & Associates

Ohio’s child support guidelines have gotten a significant overhaul for the first time since 1992. This will affect every Ohio family with a child support order—new or modified—after the effective date of the updated guidelines: March 28, 2019. There are a lot of moving parts to the new law, far more than we can address […]

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When a Child Cries at Parenting Time Transitions

Child Crying at Parenting Time Transition - Melissa Graham-Hurd & Associates

Transitions between parents and homes can be challenging for children, just ask any parent who has ever tried to drop a child off at preschool! The transition of moving from one parent’s home to the other’s for parenting time can be even more difficult, and often, the child will cry when having to leave one […]

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Homes for the Holidays: Holiday Tips for Divorced Parents

Dad and Child at Christmas | Melissa Graham-Hurd & Associates

For children, the holidays are filled with wonder and joy. If you look back on your own childhood, many of your favorite holiday memories are centered around family traditions: playing football with your cousins on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve at Grandma’s house, Aunt Daisy’s lemon meringue pie or Uncle Joe’s carrot cake that appeared on the family holiday table year after year.

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Helping Your Kids Through Divorce

Divorced Dad with Arm Around Son's Shoulders | Melissa Graham-Hurd & Associates

Divorce or separation is one of the most stressful experiences you may ever go through, taking a toll on you financially, socially, and of course, emotionally. As you know, when you are under that kind of pressure, it is hard to be your “best self” for other people—including your kids. Unfortunately, when the divorce has you […]

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How to Tell Your Kids You’re Divorcing

Mother Talking to Daughter | Melissa Graham-Hurd & Associates

No part of divorce or separation is easy, but perhaps one of the most difficult steps is breaking the news of your breakup to your children. You know you must do it, but how? Understand that it won’t be easy, for you or for them, but there are things you can do to avoid making it harder […]

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Don’ts for Divorcing Parents

Divorce Parents and Child Fingers | Melissa Graham-Hurd & Associates

Divorce and separation can make your life feel out of control. Even if the divorce was your idea, the process takes life as you know it and turns everything upside down. If you have children together, the process is even more fraught, because you need to keep interacting with your former significant other, manage custody and […]

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