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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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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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