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Child Custody Relocation Cases in Columbus and Central Ohio

Child Custody Relocation Cases in Columbus and Central OhioThere has been a significant increase in child custody relocation cases in Columbus and Central Ohio over the past few years.  This is often due to an increase in social media and internet dating sites, as well as the ease with which one can make contact with past acquaintances […]

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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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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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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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We Have Joint Custody, But My Ex Is Getting Deployed. How Will This Affect Our Joint Custody? Do I Assume Full Custody Until He Returns?

We Have Joint Custody, But My Ex Is Getting Deployed. How Will This Affect Our Joint Custody? Do I Assume Full Custody Until He Returns?Military service may complicate the status of many existing legal agreements, particularly when an active service member is deployed overseas for an extended period of time. One of these complications can […]

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My Child Was Abducted At The Mall, What If They Are Never Found?

My Child Was Abducted At The Mall, What If They Are Never Found?Abducting a child is a serious crime that may be criminal kidnapping, which is considered either a first degree or second degree felony in Ohio depending upon the circumstances, or custodial interference. A person is guilty of kidnapping if he or she removes […]

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The Division of Time in Columbus Child Custody and Visitation can Affect Child Support

The Division of Time in Columbus Child Custody and Visitation can Affect Child SupportThere is absolutely a relationship between the amount of time each parent will spend with the children after a divorce, and the resulting impact on child support.  There are established child support guidelines in Ohio.  The guidelines carry out computations up to […]

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Custody Battles Between Godparents & Grandparents

Custody Between Godparents And GrandparentsWritten By William L. GearyPeople often think of custody battles as occurring only between parents who are divorcing, or maybe even between biological and adoptive parents. Usually people don’t think about Grandparents or Godparents being involved, but both of these situations are possible. In cases where parents have voluntarily relinquished custody, […]

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