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February 2018 Archives

What do I do if I dispute child support enforcement actions?

Child support is a serious matter. Significant life situations like divorce or being a single parent puts strain on adults, but they also seriously affect children. The state isn't in a position to provide the emotional support that children require for positive development, but it does have the ability to help manage the financial side of things and it does this through the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA).

How do I know if mediation is a viable divorce option for me?

Choosing the correct route to a finalized divorce in Ohio can be confusing. First, there is the decision as to what type of action you need - legal separation, dissolution of marriage, divorce (contested), or annulment. Then, you may want to examine what kind of process you want to follow - litigation, collaboration or mediation.

What is bird nesting and is it worth considering?

Regular readers know we revisit matters on occasion. One of the topics that gets a lot of ink, and we think rightly so, is that of parenting and how to create plans that work for Ohio couples who have determined they have come to the end of the road of their own relationship.

5 reasons a marriage falls apart

Every marriage is unique, and those seeking a divorce may have their own unique reasons for doing so. However, many of these reasons do tend to stem from the same root causes. This can impact how the case proceeds moving forward in Ohio courts.

Plan for your post-divorce financial future

When an Ohio couple confronts the question of whether to divorce or dissolve their marriage, a great many matters that have to be addressed. Regardless of the route pursued - legal separation, dissolution or contested divorce - there are going to be emotional stresses. Equally worth acknowledging is that there will be financial stresses, too.

Design your parenting plan for successful co-parenting

Even though you and your children's other parent are no longer together, that does not mean that you can't continue to raise them together. Few co-parenting relationships begin without a rocky start. After all, the parents recently decided to part ways, and the emotions that go along with that may still be raw and require resolution.

What can invalidate a premarital agreement?

We have written a number of posts recently on prenuptial agreements and the necessary elements that they need to have to be executed successfully. What this post will aim to provide is some insight into the various issues that can result in a prenuptial agreement being declared invalid later in court.

Explaining the uses of child support

Child support is an important part of any child custody case. One parent will be required to issue payments to the other parent on a regular basis. Those payments can be used for just about anything when it comes to raising the children. But, what exactly can they be used for? We will discuss the uses of child support in today's post.

How to talk about prenups

If you are an entrepreneur who is planning to get married, a prenuptial agreement can be a lifesaver if the marriage breaks down later. After all, in many instances, businesses can become marital assets that are subject to division between the spouses.

Pursuing a strong parenting plan for the future

During a divorce, child custody is often one of the most sensitive and complicated issues to address. Ohio parents naturally want to protect the best interests of their children, but they also want to fight for the protection of their parental rights. It can be complex to effectively address these two aspects of custody and visitation. 

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