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A Few Tips For When Your Children are Visiting With the Other Parent After a Divorce

A Few Tips For When Your Children are Visiting With the Other Parent After a DivorceAfter 37+ years of experience with litigation and over 20 years of experience with child custody and family law issues here in Central Ohio, and based in part on my own personal experience I thought it might be important to […]

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What Happens When One Parent Takes the Children and Attempts to Hide Them Out of State?

What Happens When One Parent Takes the Children and Attempts to Hide Them Out of State?One interesting outcome of internet dating and our work in divorce and child custody is the increasing number of “move away” or “relocation” related child custody cases. What happens when one parent takes the children and attempts to move away […]

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How Does an Unmarried Father Establish Paternity in Ohio

How Does an Unmarried Father Establish Paternity in OhioHow does an unmarried man establish paternity in Ohio? What is “paternity” and what legally defines a man as a “father” with rights under Ohio law if he is not married to the mother of the child at the time of birth?  In Ohio, if the parents […]

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What Is the First Step an Unmarried Man Must Take To Claim Paternity of a His Child(ren) in Ohio?

Unmarried Man Must Take to Claim Paternity of a His Child(ren)Unmarried men in Ohio must take legal action to protect their status as the father of a child in order to ensure their legal right to parenting time or custody of their child(ren). In Ohio, if a couple is unmarried all of the legal rights […]

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The Valuation of Business Ownership or a Professional Practice in a Columbus Divorce

The Valuation of Business Ownership or a Professional Practice in a Columbus DivorceThe valuation of business ownership or professional practice in a Columbus area divorce is a critical process requiring extensive expertise and experience. After  37 years of practice in litigation and more than 20 years of practice in Ohio family law, and involvement in […]

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How Taxation Affects Settlements in a Columbus Divorce

How Taxation Affects Settlements in a Columbus DivorceMany of our clients are not thinking about how taxation affects settlements in their divorce. However, the process of dividing assets and liabilities, and decisions of child and spousal support can have a significant impact on one’s taxes.  There are many issues in a divorce that have an […]

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What “Control” Do You have over a Divorce or Dissolution in the Columbus Area?

What “Control” Do You have over a Divorce or Dissolution in the Columbus Area?What is “control” in terms of a divorce or dissolution in the Columbus area, and why is it important to understand this concept as it applies to ending a marriage. For the purposes of this discussion, “control” is the ability to influence […]

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When Should You Consider Mediation during a Columbus Dissolution or Divorce?

When Should You Consider Mediation during a Columbus Dissolution or Divorce?One of the first things a person going through a dissolution or divorce in the Columbus area learns is that one way or another all of their assets and debts must be divided, and arrangements for children must be finalized. I am a mediator and […]

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How Does Your Behavior and Your Choices During a Dissolution or Divorce Affect Your Life Afterward?

How Does Your Behavior and Your Choices During a Dissolution or Divorce Affect Your Life Afterward?Dissolution and divorce are traumatic experiences for most people, and many cannot process what is happening in the “here and now,” let alone perceive that there is a road forward after the divorce or dissolution is completed. As a Columbus […]

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False Accusations or Testimony in Columbus area Child Custody Cases

False Accusations or Testimony in Columbus area Child Custody CasesChild custody cases in Ohio can become quite emotional, and are often the most contentious component of divorce cases. The perspective of more than 35 years of experience as an Ohio child custody and family law attorney has helped me to develop a unique perspective on […]

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