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August 2017 Archives

Grandmother wants child custody of grandson

More and more often Ohio residents hear of grandparents fighting for child custody of their grandchildren. A number of those cases are due to one or both parents serving jail time for some type of crime, absence because of illegal drug use, or they simply cannot commit to being the parents they need to be. One woman is fighting for child custody of her 3-year-old grandson after her daughter was brutally murdered.

Do you know what to bring to an initial divorce consultation?

The time has come — you are ready to file for divorce. You've talked it through with some of your close friends and family, and you and your spouse simply cannot make the marriage work. However, now that you're ready to pull the trigger, you find that you don't completely know how to take the first step. You don't want to waste time by being unprepared when you have your first meeting with an attorney.

Celebrity parents agree on child custody terms

Ohio parents who are no longer together have to come to some type of child custody agreement when they decide to divorce. Sometimes they may need the assistance of a third party and sometimes they can agree on a schedule on their own. Robin Thicke and his ex, Paula Patton have finally found a child custody arrangement that works, not only for them but for their son, as well.

Man awaits decision in child custody case

An Ohio judge has many considerations when deciding upon the most appropriate course of action in a child custody case. The most important factor, however, is what is best for the child involved. A recent child custody case entails a man claiming to be the father of an abandoned baby.

Former NFL star faces lawsuit over divorce settlement

There are certain issues that both sides have to address when an Ohio couple goes through a divorce. The division of property, retirement assets and even debt accrued during the marriage will need to be decided, as well as payment amounts for spousal and child support (when applicable) are just a few of the concerns that will have to be resolved upon the termination of the marriage. The wife of retired NFL defensive end, Jason Taylor, claims she is having problems getting what she is owed, according to their divorce agreement.

Seek clarity in matters of alimony and child support

When negotiating the terms of a divorce agreement, there are a great many details that deserve careful consideration. One example lies in how future payments between Ohio spouses are classified. When it comes to matters of child support and alimony, there are pros and cons to how those payments are structured for both parties. Failing to pay attention to the wording can have long term financial ramifications.

Mediation vs arbitration - which is best for your divorce?

No two divorces are exactly the same. What works for one couple may not be the best option for another. For example, while some couples can negotiate a fair divorce settlement, others have to let a judge settle property division and custody issues. Sometimes, litigation is not the answer. For couples that are looking for another route, there are Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods that might be more effective.

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