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Do I Need a Lawyer for a Prenuptial Agreement?

If you are getting married, a lot is going through your head. Planning venues, caterers, flowers, and dresses can be enough to make your head spin. But one thing you might not have put enough consideration into is a prenuptial agreement. This binding contract between you and your future spouse is generally beneficial for resolving …
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How Do I Get Grandparents’ Rights in Ohio?

Being a grandparent is invaluable. Grandparents play a vital role in grandchildren’s lives, and in some cases, their role must become even more prominent. Regardless of the circumstances, it may become necessary for you, as a grandparent, to step in and seek custody to protect the well-being of your grandchildren. In other situations, court-ordered visitation …
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10 Qualities of an Excellent Child Custody Lawyer

It’s natural for emotions to run high in child custody proceedings. The goal is to keep the best interests of your children as a priority, but sometimes it can become challenging. That’s why it’s important to look for the following qualities of an excellent child custody lawyer so they can pick up the slack. Having …
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Divorce in Ohio: Who Gets the House?

When you or your spouse files for divorce, there are probably tons of thoughts rushing through your head — and one of those first thoughts is usually about your house. Who gets the house in a divorce? What are Ohio divorce laws regarding property? In Ohio, everything you and your spouse acquire during marriage is …
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Child Support in Ohio: 5 Common Questions and Answers

Child support in Ohio is typically established and ordered by the County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA), Domestic Relations Court, or Juvenile Court. Since each county has its own Child Support Enforcement Agency, Juvenile Court, and Domestic Relations Court, there are guidelines to stipulate the appropriate child support amounts. Child support can vary on a …
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Unmarried Fathers’ Rights in Ohio: A Quick Guide

Under Ohio law, when an unmarried woman gives birth to a child, she is automatically considered the sole residential and legal guardian unless the court has already granted custody to someone else. As an unwed father, you’re likely wondering what an unmarried father’s rights in Ohio actually are, and when you should contact a father’s …
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How to Get a Marriage Annulment in Ohio

If you and your partner have made the difficult decision to end your marriage, you have probably spent a lot of time contemplating your relationship. And when the time comes to officially end the union for the benefit of everyone involved, it’s essential to understand the next steps, including how to get a marriage annulment …
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Is Emotional Abuse Domestic Violence?

Domestic abuse is when your partner uses a repetitive pattern of assaultive behaviors and coercion as a way to gain power and control over you, the victim. While every relationship has its highs and lows, it’s important to know what is right and wrong when it comes to the challenges in your relationship to avoid …
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Restraining Orders vs. Protective Orders in Ohio

Protection orders in Ohio are designed to keep you and your loved ones safe if you have experienced any domestic violence, stalking, or sexual violence. By understanding the differences between restraining orders vs. protective orders, you can start taking the next steps to regain control of your safety. What’s the Difference Between a Restraining Order …
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10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer About Prenups

Planning a prenuptial agreement before your wedding is a responsible decision and a complicated one. Odds are, especially if it’s your first marriage, this is your first introduction to prenuptial (or prenup) agreements, and you probably have many questions you want to ask your lawyer about prenups. The key to getting all of your questions …
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