Tagged: parenting

Why You Shouldn’t Get a Divorce Without a Lawyer

You can do lots of things without professional help: cook a gourmet meal, tile a bathroom floor, cut your own hair. But just because you can do something on your own doesn’t mean that you should. Some DIY projects have higher stakes than others. If you burn the gourmet meal, delivery from a local restaurant […]

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Mental Health Record Confidentiality in Family Court Cases

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People seek therapy or other mental health treatment for a variety of reasons: to deal with depression or anxiety, to overcome childhood trauma, to learn healthy coping mechanisms, or to deal with current life stressors. Family law clients who have been in counseling, or would like to seek counseling, often worry about the impact it […]

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Parenting Tips for Single Parents

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With apologies to the Peace Corps, which coined the phrase, we would argue that parenting is really the “toughest job you’ll ever love.” And it can be even tougher for single parents. You don’t have backup, you don’t get sick days. It’s all on you, all the time. No matter how rewarding parenting is, most […]

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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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