Category Archives: Montgomery County Ohio

Visitation and Unpaid Support

Can you deny Visitation to your ex-spouse as a punishment for failing to make timely child support payments?  The answer is unequivocally NO!  Failure to pay support never justifies cutting off visitation.  Also, if you are denied visitation, you cannot [Read the full post. . .]

Divorce vs. Dissolution: When Divorce Should Be Your Choice

dissolutionWhen to Choose Divorce (Instead of Dissolution)

Dissolution can be a great way to terminate a marriage, while keeping costs low, but it is not recommended in all situations.  Divorce should be the process pursued instead of divorce in the [Read the full post. . .]

Temporary Orders and Divorce

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After the formal filing of the divorce “Complaint,” you may pursue restraining orders to prohibit your spouse from taking actions that may dissipate the marital assets.   If appropriate, you may also be able to go to court to ask for [Read the full post. . .]

Allocation of Parental Rights & Responsibilities (Custody in Ohio)

morguefile picAllocations of parental rights and responsibilities formerly referred to as “custody” are made in all divorces, dissolutions and legal separation where there are minor children that are not the subject of another court’s orders. Allocations are made consistent [Read the full post. . .]

Curbside Pick-up: Not a Good Idea for Divorce

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DIVORCE: Kicking your spouse to the curb – make sure you don’t put their stuff there.

Often in movies or commercials when couples split-up, the wife starts throwing all the husband’s stuff into the yard, or puts it in the [Read the full post. . .]

Ohio Divorce Attorney: What Do You Do?

jamie2A few years ago the only place that an attorney could advertise was the phone book.  Most attorneys chose to make the most of the ad space by publishing a “panel” of services they provided.  This list of services is [Read the full post. . .]

Tis the Season: Surviving Your Divorce Through the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. Holiday season is upon us. And even though so many of us perceive this time of year as a joyous one, one that will allow us to spend time with our family and friends, [Read the full post. . .]

10 Commandments of Divorce Court

Divorce Court, commandments1. Thou shalt not bring your child to divorce court.

The ultimate interest of the divorce court is the best interest of the child.  Unless it is requested by the divorce court, bringing your child to the court with [Read the full post. . .]

Child Support Directly to My Ex-Spouse?

In my practice, I receive a lot of questions involving child support daily.  One of the most common questions I receive is as follows:  “Should I pay support directly to my spouse?” A similar question: “Why should I [Read the full post. . .]