When a marriage is good, it can be a tremendous blessing. A good marriage provides you with a consistent source of happiness and a sense of fulfillment.
However, a truly happy and positive marriage can be difficult to achieve. All too often, marriages turn out to be very negative, unhealthy, and bad.
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.
In 2013, Ohio began recognizing same-sex marriages from other states. A federal court ruling prompted the change.
Parents have a responsibility to support their children. Obtaining child support is important for many reasons, which is why the Child Support Enforcement Agency was created. Although this agency was established by the federal government, each state is required to have its separate unit to administer a child support program.
In Ohio, the court that handles divorce and dissolution cases is the Court of Common Pleas which is located in each county. This means a particular county court has “jurisdiction” over a case.
Jurisdiction involves residency. Meeting Ohio residency requirements are usually easy and only a concern for a person who has recently moved or is planning a move shortly.
It has been an exciting and record-breaking 2015 for me and as the owner of Jack's Law Office (and quite the contrary for my beloved Cleveland Browns).
I wanted to share with you some highlights and in particular, my number-one top strategy for success in 2015, what we have on the drawing board for 2016, and some fun times for the Carney-DeBords. (And let's not forget-with the Brown's hiring of baseball guru and analytic pro, Paul DePodesta, it could be a promising year-promising may be a stretch but hope for next year is the mantra for any real Brown's fan.)
Q: What is a Separation Agreement?
Any couple going through dissolution in Ohio is required to have a Separation Agreement. This is essentially a legally binding contract between two parties that mainly sets out all the assets and liabilities of the case.
Assets are things like vehicles, stocks, and bonds, real estate, retirement or profit-sharing plans, jewelry, household furnishings or pretty much anything else valued over $500. Liabilities are another part of the separation agreement and usually consist of credit card debt, mortgages, and student loans.
To file this agreement with the court, it's required that both parties agree on every issue outlined in the Separation Agreement. Assets must be divided and who is responsible for which debts need to be clarified. Any spousal support will also be included in this agreement.
A divorce that we think of as “traditional” involves both parties separately hiring their attorneys to represent their best interests. This often happens when both of the parties are unable to agree on issues like property division, child custody, or child and/or spousal support.
Depending on the issues to be decided, a traditional divorce can take the longest time of any type of divorce to be finalized. In especially contentious cases, hiring an attorney is a good idea since each lawyer can present his or her client’s interests to the court.
As a family law attorney, I’ve observed first hand the rebuilding a relationship after an affair is possible but can take a long time and may even end up not being attainable.
We may like to believe that only those who are in unhappy marriages engage in affairs, but in reality, the temptation to become involved with another person outside of marriage can happen to anyone.
"Prenup" is typically a word that many couples avoid because of the negative stereotypes associated with prenuptial agreements.
While brides are focused on choosing a wedding gown, picking flowers, finding the perfect music and planning a perfect reception, grooms are busy planning a fantastic honeymoon that they will never forget.
It is very important to not rush to introduce your new boyfriend or girlfriend to your kids. Even if your new significant other has kids, be patient w...
Ohio divorce lawyer Jack Carney-DeBord describes a case where he represented a single mother who had been threatened by the state about custody of her kids. Find out what happened...
Do you need more child support? Do you suspect that your spouse may be hiding money from you? Can you increase your child support?
Jack is an Ohio family law attorney. In this video, he explains how to use a subpoena to increase child support payments.
VIDEO: Subpoena Power to Increase Child Support
Many divorce cases involve children. If you are getting a divorce and have children, you should know what local rule visitation is. Ohio Family Law Attorney Jack Carney-DeBord defines local rule visitation in this short video.
VIDEO: What is Local Rule Visitation?