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Collaborative Divorce in Ohio: What is it and is it for Me?

In 2012 the Ohio legislature passed the Ohio Collaborative Family Law Act. Collaborative divorce had existed in Ohio prior to the statute, but the Act has been useful in specifically creating and allowing collaborative divorces in Ohio, specifying how they…

4 Common Misconceptions about Custody in Ohio

I like to say that in the United States, everyone is a lawyer, or rather thinks they are. It is funny how laypersons are more comfortable giving legal advice than attorneys are (we know the consequences). For this reason, I…

Dissolution and Divorce in Ohio: What’s the Difference?

There are two ways to end a marriage in the State of Ohio, dissolution and divorce. When performing intake with new potential clients, I usually ask if the person knows the distinction between a dissolution and divorce in Ohio. I…

Social Media and Divorce: What NOT to do

Like probably most Americans, I can find myself addicted to social media. With the invent of smart phones, it follows us everywhere, and is an ever-ready source of entertainment almost whenever we would like (Isn’t it cruel that grocery stores…

Violence in Domestic Relations: What to Do and Where to Go

This blog has reiterated several themes and maxims, and for this post I thought I would focus on perhaps the most important piece of advice I can give in the domestic relations context. There is absolutely no excuse for violence…

What are the Courts Doing with Gay Marriage? An Update

Fresh out of Kentucky this week is another federal district court ruling striking down state law which the courts say discriminates against homosexual Americans. What is astounding to some is that this most recent ruling is not even getting front…

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