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Posts tagged "Child Custody"

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.

What happens when divorcing parents differ on religion?

Divorce often exposes the problems that parents have in co-parenting. Some of the most prominent (and difficult) issues Ohio family court judges must encounter are problems involving custody and religion. In these situations, the court must balance a parent's First Amendment right to practice the religion of their choice (and include their children is such activities) against the child's best interests.

What happens when divorcing parents differ on religion?

Divorce often exposes the problems that parents have in co-parenting. Some of the most prominent (and difficult) issues Ohio family court judges must encounter are problems involving custody and religion. In these situations, the court must balance a parent's First Amendment right to practice the religion of their choice (and include their children is such activities) against the child's best interests.

Common problems with the Child Tax Credit

The tax season is upon us. With that, millions of Americans are in the midst of completing tax returns in anticipation of that all important tax refund. Part of the benefit of having children is being able to claim the Child Tax Credit, which can reduce one's federal income tax by nearly $1000 for each child under the age of 17.

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