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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

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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signs you need to hire a child custody lawyer

7 Signs You Need to Hire a Child Custody Lawyer

Are you a proactive or reactive person? When it comes to child custody, it’s always better to be proactive. You would rather be one step ahead of the other parent than two steps behind. But how do you know if you should find a lawyer to help you with child custody, or if you can …
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What to know about the new child tax credit

The New Child Tax Credit: What You Need to Know

The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a component of the American Rescue Plan and is designed to provide nearly all families up to $3,600 for each child under age 6, and $3,000 for each child between ages 6 to 17. In past years, parents who filed annual taxes received a lower CTC as a part …
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How much does a lawyer cost for child custody?

How Much Does a Lawyer Cost for Child Custody?

When a couple with kids goes through a divorce or separation, they also face the issue of child custody. That usually brings the need for an experienced child custody lawyer. As you research family lawyers and what they can do to help you through your case, you’ll likely wonder how much the lawyer cost will …
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qualities of a good divorce lawyer

5 Qualities of a Good Divorce Lawyer

You’re encountering a situation no one wants to face: the need for a good divorce lawyer. You’re overwhelmed with all of the boxes you must check on your divorce to-do list. But first, how do you find the right lawyer, and what do you even look for as you search? Each person has their own …
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Can you get a prenup after marriage in Ohio?

Can You Get a Prenup After Marriage in Ohio?

A prenuptial (prenup) agreement that occurs after marriage is called a postnuptial (postnup) agreement. Each state has its own laws when it comes to prenups and postnups. But can you get a prenup after marriage in Ohio? If you’re considering a prenup but you’ve already gotten married, it may be too late depending on where …
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What does a family lawyer do?

What Does a Family Lawyer Do?

Family law isn’t just the break-up of a marriage: It spans a wide range of legal issues affecting a family. A family lawyer is a type of specialized attorney who focuses on a number of issues affecting husbands, wives, children, grandparents, and legal guardians. Family law practice areas include: Divorce or Dissolution Child custody GLBT …
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