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Can an Unmarried Mother Take her Child and Leave Ohio?

Can an Unmarried Mother Take her Child and Leave Ohio?Can an unmarried mother take her child and move out of Ohio without the consent of the baby’s father?  While this is a complex legal question, the simple answer begins with “yes, unless the father of the child asserts his rights and paternity under Ohio law and gets […]

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Post Divorce Decree Modifications to Support or Custody in Columbus and Central Ohio

Post Divorce Decree Modifications to Support or Custody in Columbus and Central OhioHow do you get spousal support, child support or child custody orders modified after a divorce decree or dissolution in Columbus and Central Ohio?  Generally speaking, in post divorce decree modifications the Court will be looking for what is legally described as a “significant change in the Status […]

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Property Division in a Divorce Isn't Simply a 50% Division of All Assets

Property Division in a Divorce Isn’t Simply a 50% Division of All AssetsProperty division in a Columbus divorce doesn’t simply mean dividing every marital asset in half and dividing it between the former spouses.  Part of the art and experience our attorneys bring to the table are the creative solutions necessary to achieve a fair […]

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Spousal Support in Columbus and Central Ohio

Spousal Support in Columbus and Central OhioSpousal support in Columbus and Central Ohio divorce cases is much less of a formula-driven process than child support.  Judges have a much broader discretion as to when or if spousal support is to be awarded.  The experience and expertise of the lawyer you select to represent you in […]

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You Must Fully Disclose All Assets and Debts in a Divorce

You Must Fully Disclose All Assets and Debts in a DivorceOhio law clearly requires every individual to make a full, transparent disclosure of all financial assets and debts in a divorce—even separate and premarital or gifted assets!  We are often asked “what specifically must be disclosed?”  The short answer is simply any and all information you […]

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Temporary and Permanent Spousal Support Orders

Temporary and Permanent Spousal Support OrdersHow does spousal support work in Ohio, and how long will it take until you start to receive spousal support?  What is the difference between temporary and permanent spousal support orders and can they be changed?  In order to receive legal advice you would need to contact our firm for an appointment […]

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Does Ohio Spousal Support Continue until Death or Remarriage?

Does Ohio Spousal Support Continue until Death or Remarriage?Many Ohioans believe spousal support (often referred to as “alimony”) continues forever until a former spouse dies or remarries.  While this may be true for marriages of long duration, it simply doesn’t apply to the majority of permanent spousal support orders.  Judges covering divorce and dissolution cases here in Columbus and […]

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High Asset Divorces Require Strategic Planning

High Asset Divorces Require Strategic PlanningFinancially substantive individuals who are considering a divorce should seek the advice of and select well established, expert and proven family law attorneys who can provide sound counsel and guidance.  The experienced divorce attorneys at The Law Offices of William L. Geary help to protect our client’s interests in high asset […]

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HEROIN AND OHIO'S ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

HEROIN AND OHIO’S ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE Are grandparents, caregivers, neighbors, educators and relatives facing a real “zombie apocalypse”? For years I have heard about a “Zombie Apocalypse.”  I generally envisioned what the concept covered using my “knowledge” of zombies– gained from popular movies and television shows. The probability of a zombie apocalypse though seemed to be […]

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Parenting Plans Can Be Quite Creative Here in Columbus

Parenting Plans Can Be Quite Creative Here in ColumbusChild custody and parenting time (often referred to as visitation) are part of parenting plans when a Columbus or Central Ohio divorce or dissolution involves a child or children.  Our Courts believe it is in a child’s best interest to spend quality time with each parent, and most […]

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