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Ohio family law: Nesting, how does it work?

When a couple chooses to have children, they plan on raising those children under one roof until they are ready to leave the nest. When divorce enters the picture, however, for most people this plan is thrown out the window and children are shuffled between the new residences of their parents. What if frequently moving children around could be avoided? Well, it can, but it requires a lot of effort from the parents. Nesting is a living arrangement that is not really recognized under Ohio family law, but it can be an option for those who are wanting to give it a shot.

Ohio family law: Hidden assets an issue in gray divorce

The number of couples getting divorces later in life is somewhat staggering. Their reasons for doing so are understandable, however, as no one really wants to spend his or her retirement years in an unhappy marriage. The problem that family law attorneys in Ohio and elsewhere are seeing with gray divorces, though, is spouses trying to hide assets. This can result in an unfair settlement and greatly impact one's future financial situation.

Ohio family law: I need to relocate, what are my custody rights?

Life does not stop after a marriage ends. People have to move forward and sometimes that means needing to relocate. This may come with a change in employment, the need for family support or to start a new relationship -- among other things. Whatever the reason, if children are going to be affected by the move, custody rights will come into question. In Ohio, it will be necessary to request any custody changes in a family law court before the move takes place.

Ohio family law: Child support Q and A, conclusion

Over the last several weeks, this column has addressed common questions that parents in Ohio may have about child support. This week's post will be the conclusion of this series. The topic on the agenda is terminating a support order. This will only be a brief overview, so if one is in need of further information, one can turn to a family law attorney for assistance.

Ohio family law: Child support Q and A, part III

Numerous parents who are ordered to pay child support find themselves unable to keep up with their financial obligations. Monetary issues happen, it is just a part of life for a lot of people. However, not paying child support is not an option according to the state. Ohio family law allows for enforcement options to be used in order to collect child support from those parents who are behind on their payments. This week's column will address questions some non-custodial parents may have about support enforcement.

Ohio family law: Child support Q and A, part II

As mentioned in a previous post, parents in Ohio who are dealing with child support issues are likely to have numerous questions. This week's column will be a continuation of that post and will answer three questions specifically regarding support reviews and modifications. Again, if one requires further clarification on these topics, a family law attorney will be able to provide the information needed.

A family law attorney can assist with a collaborative divorce

Going through a traditional divorce is not for everyone. There are numerous couples in Ohio who are ready to dissolve their marriages but want a better way to get it done. State laws allow a collaborative divorce option as an alternative to the traditional process. This is something with which a family law attorney can assist.

Ohio family law: Child support Q and A, part I

Divorcing couples in Ohio who have children are likely to have a lot of questions regarding how child support works. This can be a complicated family law subject to tackle, as every child's needs are different and every parent's individual situation is unique. However, this column will go over two common questions that parents may have regarding basic child support guidelines.

Family law matter does not need to have criminal consequences

When a custody dispute arises, what actions should one take? Is this a matter that should be handled alone or with help? Unfortunately, sometimes, when parents -- whether in Ohio or elsewhere -- take matters into their own hands, rash decisions are made and criminal consequences may follow. A family law matter, such as dealing with a child dispute, does not need to have criminal consequences if it is handled the right way.

A family law attorney can help divorcing business partners

The family changes that come with divorce can be difficult to handle. However, for some couples in Ohio, divorce does not just affect family life; rather, it affects their professional lives as well. If you own a business with your spouse and are contemplating or getting started on the divorce process, a family law attorney can help you figure out the best way to treat the business during the property division settlement phase.

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