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March 2013 Archives

How to prepare for summer parenting time changes

Although it is only April, it is never too early to prepare for summer vacations in Ohio. Divorced and separated parents may have disagreements about how to organize time with children as summer sports leagues, day camps and family vacations can easily complicate a child's schedule. With so many potential activities, inflexible parents may be in for a difficult summer.

How to prepare for summer parenting time changes

Although it is only April, it is never too early to prepare for summer vacations in Ohio. Divorced and separated parents may have disagreements about how to organize time with children as summer sports leagues, day camps and family vacations can easily complicate a child's schedule. With so many potential activities, inflexible parents may be in for a difficult summer.

How to prepare for an initial consultation

Meeting with a divorce attorney for the first time could be a very awkward and emotional experience. After all, you are essentially in uncharted territory. It is hard to know what to expect, and you may be unsure that you want to hire the person you are scheduled to meet with. Nevertheless, initial consultations can be very important in shaping your goals, healing emotionally and setting appropriate expectations.

How to prepare for an initial consultation

Meeting with a divorce attorney for the first time could be a very awkward and emotional experience. After all, you are essentially in uncharted territory. It is hard to know what to expect, and you may be unsure that you want to hire the person you are scheduled to meet with. Nevertheless, initial consultations can be very important in shaping your goals, healing emotionally and setting appropriate expectations.

Why secret accounts may be problematic

Our last post focused on the benefits of having a secret account or fund to create a clandestine sense of independence, or to pay for life's occasional indulgences. This post will focus on the drawbacks of accounts held without a spouse's knowledge.

Why secret accounts may be problematic

Our last post focused on the benefits of having a secret account or fund to create a clandestine sense of independence, or to pay for life's occasional indulgences. This post will focus on the drawbacks of accounts held without a spouse's knowledge.

How to plan for parenting time during spring break

With divorced and separated couples in Ohio, spring break can be a part of March Madness that neither person wants to enjoy. It can be especially difficult to make plans if there is no court order or temporary decree to set forth rules to follow. Even for those with parenting plans, there may be gray areas that are subject to different interpretations.

How to plan for parenting time during spring break

With divorced and separated couples in Ohio, spring break can be a part of March Madness that neither person wants to enjoy. It can be especially difficult to make plans if there is no court order or temporary decree to set forth rules to follow. Even for those with parenting plans, there may be gray areas that are subject to different interpretations.

What do custody evaluators look at?

The most difficult part of an Ohio divorce is likely a child custody evaluation. An assessment of the child's relationships with each of the parents, along with their experiences and surroundings to determine which parent should be named a "primary" parent and who will be responsible for making decisions for the child.

What do custody evaluators look at?

The most difficult part of an Ohio divorce is likely a child custody evaluation. An assessment of the child's relationships with each of the parents, along with their experiences and surroundings to determine which parent should be named a "primary" parent and who will be responsible for making decisions for the child.

Relocation cases in Ohio

One of the expected changes after a divorce is that one parent will decide to move away. Whether this move is to another city near Columbus, or to another state, relocation issues can be difficult problems to resolve without court intervention. Indeed, there are many reasons why a parent will want to change residences. They may want to start a new life or may want to move closer to care for family members.

Relocation cases in Ohio

One of the expected changes after a divorce is that one parent will decide to move away. Whether this move is to another city near Columbus, or to another state, relocation issues can be difficult problems to resolve without court intervention. Indeed, there are many reasons why a parent will want to change residences. They may want to start a new life or may want to move closer to care for family members.

How grandparents can have parenting time in Ohio

It is a common misperception that grandparents have no rights regarding parenting time (or in some cases) custody. Fortunately, this is not true. In fact, more grandparents are raising children than ever before. According to a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau report, 7 million grandparents had at least one grandchild living with them, and 2.7 million were responsible for a grandchild's basic needs.

How grandparents can have parenting time in Ohio

It is a common misperception that grandparents have no rights regarding parenting time (or in some cases) custody. Fortunately, this is not true. In fact, more grandparents are raising children than ever before. According to a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau report, 7 million grandparents had at least one grandchild living with them, and 2.7 million were responsible for a grandchild's basic needs.

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