Jack's Family Law Office Blog

Informative posts about Divorce, Dissolution, Child Custody and Family Law. Choose a category below to find helpful articles on divorce, dissolution, child custody and other family law related topics.

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Ohio has a mixed history on the matter of same-sex marriage. In 2004, Ohio banned same sex marriage via an amendment to the state constitution. https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/laws/ohio-constitution/section?const=15.11 In 2013, Ohio began recognizing same-sex marriages from other states. A federal ...
You have just one pie. Now you have to split it between the two of you. Odds are you’re both going to be worse off financially after you divorce. But the good news is you can steps to improve the outcome. If you’re heading toward divorce, the sooner you talk to an experienced attorney, the better. T...
What happens if a divorce complaint goes unaswered? Usually if one spouse files for divorce, the other spouse jumps in to make sure his or her competing interests are represented.  Not always. Sometimes the alotted time to respond passes, and prompting the court grant an uncontested divorce.&nb...
If you have a child with someone, whether you are married or not, you now have legal and financial responsibilities to this child. This will remain true until the child is legally an adult, which is 18 years old in the United States.   Even if a parent does not want any parental rights (they do...
Change is an inevitable part of life. Even after your divorce and parenting plan is finalized, things happen. Living expenses change, children get older, and employment opportunities can appear or disappear. Regardless of whether or not you’re satisfied with the initial terms of your divor...
Divorce trends are changing. Things that were unheard just a generation ago are now well on their way to being, if not commonplace, at least not creating too much of a stir. Many theories are being proposed for this transformation—as usual, the millennials are cited as being behind many of the ...
A lot has been written about the new tax bill, Congress’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The internet is packed with articles and blog posts, from The New York Times to Turbo Tax, warning people about the promises and pitfalls of the new bill. A lot, too, has been written about its effect on divorc...
“The times they are a-changin.” Bob Dylan wrote and sang these lyrics almost fifty-four years ago. Many of us of a certain age believed that Bob was ahead of his time, but it’s safe to say that not even the great Dylan was envisioning 2018 back in those relatively innocent days of 1964. It seems on...
A divorce is always daunting, and those unhappily wed often approach the process with trepidation. Accustomed to the financial benefits and day-to-day normalcy of marriage, many partners today choose at the outset simply to skip divorce and avoid the hassle. In some states, a short period of separat...
Remember when you were little and told your parents how grand it would be to live in a bigger house or ride in a nicer car or have a cool bike like the kid down the street? Your parents probably had the same response each time. They would remind you that the grass is always greener on the other sid...

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