April 2

Property Division and Ohio Law

In the US, there are essentially two methods for distributing the marital property of a couple that is dissolving a marriage—community property and equitable distribution. There are only a handful of community property states, most notably California, where the marital property is divided on a 50-50 basis. Ohio is in the majority of states that use equitable distribution, where property may or may not be divided equally.…

March 2

Ohio Custody Changes

When you separated or divorced, the custody of your children was either agreed upon by you and your spouse or it was determined by the court. The schedules, visitation time, child support, insurance, tax implications, and transportation and other relevant issues are in your parenting plan. Circumstances change, however, and whatever arrangement was worked out may need adjusting, or at least in you or your spouse’s mind.…

January 2

Ohio Grandparental Rights and Visitation

A cohesive and nurturing family is essential for a child’s well-being and emotional development. Contributing to a child’s welfare and growth are grandparents who may contribute in a limited way to a child’s support or who may play a major role in a child’s upbringing. While parents have certain deep-rooted rights in the care and nurturing of their children, the rights of grandparents are secondary but by no means barred when it comes to visitation rights.…

April 10

Ohio Domestic Violence Charges

Aggressive defense against Ohio domestic violence charges

Because Ohio domestic violence charges involve people who are related, living together or in a relationship of some sort, they are usually emotionally charged and stressful situations. A minor disagreement over something insignificant can erupt into a shouting match that becomes even worse when the police are called. A call to the police in Medina, Brunswick, Wadsworth or any community in Ohio usually ends with one of the participants being placed under arrest.…