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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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How to get a restraining order in Ohio

How to Get a Restraining Order in Ohio

Protection and restraining orders exist to provide a sense of safety and security to individuals in times of distress, such as victims of domestic violence. In order to file a restraining order against someone, however, certain steps must be followed. The first step to getting a restraining order in Ohio is understanding the different types …
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Can a mother stop a father from seeing their child?

Can a Mother Stop a Father From Seeing Their Child?

When a child is born to an unmarried woman, Ohio law states that the unmarried woman has sole legal custody of the child automatically (by operation of law). When a child is born to a married couple, both the mother and father have legal custody of the child. But can an unwed mother stop a …
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Have you been involved in a domestic violence dispute?

Have You Been Involved in a Domestic Violence Dispute?

Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities in the State of Ohio Domestic violence affects millions of individuals across the United States regardless of age, race, religion, or sexual identity. It is often characterized as a pattern of controlling and coercive behavior that can include physical, emotional, financial, or mental abuse. If you or someone you know …
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What does a juvenile attorney do?

What Can a Juvenile Attorney Help With?

Juvenile Attorneys for Minors and Parents’ Concerns in the State of Ohio Juvenile attorneys work diligently to protect the rights of minors in a variety of cases, including divorce, child custody, neglect, abuse, or any juvenile court proceedings. As a parent, we understand the unique burden you feel when you learn your minor is involved …
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how a legal separation works in Columbus Ohio

How a Legal Separation Works: Step by Step

When a married couple decides to part ways, they have a few options for how to do it. They can pursue a divorce, dissolution of marriage, or a legal separation. The latter option does not technically end a marriage, while the first two options do. If you are considering a legal separation, keep in mind …
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how to get a dissolution of marriage

How to Get a Dissolution of Marriage

You and your spouse have reached a fork in the road and have decided to go your separate ways. Neither one of you is at fault, and you both agree that ending the marriage is what’s best. You technically have three options if you live in the state of Ohio. You can get a: Dissolution …
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shared parenting agreement

Things to Consider in a Shared Parenting Agreement

Every custody case is unique. And while formally pursuing shared parenting (ie joint custody) through the court system may seem overwhelming, it’s a wise decision compared to not having any type of custody agreement. Your main goal as you develop the joint custody plan should be to avoid gray areas and capture as much detail …
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