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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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Divorce Checklist: How to Prepare for Divorce in Ohio

Going through a divorce is confusing and often stressful. Understanding the ins and outs of how to prepare for divorce in Ohio while dealing with the emotional toll is often too much to handle alone. That’s why the very first step in your divorce journey should be getting a knowledgeable Ohio divorce lawyer in your …
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Ohio child custody laws for unmarried parents

Ohio Child Custody Laws for Unmarried Parents: What You Need to Know

Ohio child custody laws are complex to navigate. And since child custody laws in Ohio vary based on your marital status, unmarried parents need to understand their rights fully. Many factors go into determining child custody for unmarried parents, but the first step is to establish paternity. Until paternity is legally established, unmarried mothers maintain …
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Do I need a child support lawyer in Ohio?

Do I Need a Lawyer for Child Support in Ohio?

Wouldn’t it be nice if everything in life was clear and uncomplicated? In an ideal world, pursuing or modifying child support would be seamless. It’d be a smooth process with no curveballs. But in reality, it’s not always that simple. There are many factors that go into the end result of child support, which is …
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Dissolution vs. Divorce: What’s the Difference?

You’ve recently decided to end your marriage. Now what? Is divorce your only option, or is there another way to legally end the union? In the state of Ohio, dissolution of marriage and divorce are two common ways to end a marriage. To determine which option is best for you, it’s important to understand the …
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