Steps parents can take to keep their kids safe

Ohio parents may have concerns about an existing child custody or visitation order. While these concerns are normal, it may not necessarily be enough to forbid a child from having a relationship with both parents. In fact, parents may be held in contempt of court if they do not comply with the terms of a custody or visitation agreement. If a parent does decide to prevent a child from seeing a mother or father, it is important to carefully document the reason why.

What is child support designed to pay for?

Child support is often one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. If you have children with your imminent ex-spouse, it's critical to understand the ins and outs of child support, including who will pay, how much and the factors the court takes into consideration.

When parents want to regain lost custody

Parents in Ohio may find themselves in an extremely difficult situation if they lose custody of their children. There are a number of factors that can lead to a parent losing custody, even when he or she loves the children. However, losing custody short of a termination of parental rights does not need to be final. Many people are able to regain custody and reestablish their relationship with their children. There are several steps that people can take to make a case that they should regain custody over their kids.

How financially damaging is a gray divorce?

If you are one of the many people over the age of 50 who lives in Ohio and is planning to get divorced or maybe even already in the midst of a divorce, you will want to educate yourself about the financial realities of ending your marriage at this stage of life. Breaking up a marriage and splitting assets is commonly a tough financial blow to couples regardless of their ages. However, the fact of the matter is that when a person has fewer years left to work, there is less time to recoup the losses they experience through a divorce.

What to do when fifty-fifty does not work in divorce

Many marriages in Ohio have some contested assets. Family law attorneys typically refer to the problems that arise as complex property issues — disagreements that are not easily settled by a half-and-half split of the asset in question.

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