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living will vs. power of attorney

Will vs. Power of Attorney: Which One is Best?

Over the past year of the pandemic, many people learned just how critical it is to protect themselves both legally and financially. You never know what’s around the corner. And while all of us can have the passing thought “That’ll never happen to me,” if there’s one thing 2020 taught us, it’s that unexpected illness …
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what to do when someone files a restraining order against you

What to Do When Someone Files a Restraining Order Against You

You’re shell-shocked because you just found out that a loved one filed a restraining order against you. Maybe it came out of left-field, or maybe trouble has been brewing for a while. Either way, it’s important to know what to do when someone files a restraining order against you. Knowledge is key in this situation. …
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is an uncontested divorce lawyer necessary?

Is An Uncontested Divorce Attorney Necessary?

You’re getting a divorce, and thankfully, you and your spouse seem to agree on everything. You get along well and have come to terms on all of the major items and the minor ones, including: Child custody, parenting time, and parenting responsibilities Amount and duration of child support, if applicable Amount and duration of any …
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what to look for in a child custody lawyer

What to Look For in a Child Custody Lawyer

You’re facing a situation no parent wants to face: the need for a child custody lawyer. You’re already overwhelmed from going through a divorce or separation; now you have to think about this. How do you find the right lawyer, and what do you even look for as you search? There’s no simple answer to …
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Modify Child Support

How to Modify Child Support

In life, change is inevitable whether intended or not. Just when you start to feel settled, a curveball comes your way.  In the last year and a half COVID-19 has greatly impacted family incomes.  We can’t expect things to always stay the same, and that’s the case when it comes to child or spousal support, …
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Prenuptial Agreement

Prenup Agreement Dos and Don’ts to Consider

When you’re newly engaged and planning a wedding to the love of your life, the last thing you want to think about is a prenup, so very romantic? Prenuptial/antenuptial (prenup) agreements often have a negative connotation because they only occur with divorce, and no one wants to start a marriage with that mindset. Technically, a …
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Is Your Spouse Cheating and Hiding Assets

Is Your Spouse Cheating and Hiding Assets? Here’s What to Do

Going through a divorce is stressful for more reasons than one. This stress is even more apparent when you discover that your spouse is cheating and hiding assets from you. What should you do? First, some background: During the divorce process, both people are required to disclose all of their assets and liabilities to each …
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What to Do When Your Ex Won’t Pay Child Support

What to Do When Your Ex Won’t Pay Child Support

It’s a frustrating situation: Your ex refuses to pay a dime in child support. You know they are working.  You’re financially on your own while caring for a child. No one wants to find themselves in this position. What do you do? First, please know that you have not reached a dead-end and that there …
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how to get full custody

How to Get Full Custody

When it comes to pursuing child custody, you’re probably quite motivated. After all, there’s a reason you want to raise and support a child. Your heart’s already in it, and because you’re reading this, you want to be as prepared as possible. That’s the responsible and smart route to take. There are a few things …
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How Can a Mother Lose Custody of Her Child?

How Can a Mother Lose Custody of Her Child?

Who gets custody of a child — the mother or the father — is based on what’s considered to be the “best interest” of the child. Ohio courts gather a variety of information to determine what that “best interest” includes. Some of the factors they’ll consider are the: Wishes of the child’s parents regarding his …
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