Is a Collaborative Divorce the Right Choice for You?

Considering divorce can be a challenging and emotional decision. If you and your spouse are contemplating the end of your marriage, you may wonder about the best approach. One option to consider is collaborative divorce. This cooperative process prioritizes communication and problem-solving, aiming for a respectful resolution while minimizing conflict and stress. We’ll explore whether…

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Strategies to Protect Your Interests in a High-Asset Divorce

When your marriage involves significant assets, the divorce process takes on added layers of complexity that require thoughtful preparation and dedicated strategies. You will need to work with skilled professionals to ensure the maximum protection of your interests. However, there are some steps you need to take even before you begin assembling your professional team.…

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LGBTQIA+ Divorce Considerations in Ohio

Did you know that the first Pride march was held all the way back in 1970 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising? Although the Pride movement gained momentum after these events, it took another 45 years for the Supreme Court to declare LGBTQIA+ marriage legal in every state. Because of delays in…

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We Are Proud to Stand with the AAML™ in supporting the right of reproductive liberty as a fundamental human right

Last week, the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers™ adopted a resolution condemning Dobbs v. Jackson. In that decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution “does not confer a right to abortion.” The Court further stated that elected representatives have the authority to regulate abortion. In the absence…

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Domestic Violence During Divorce: Recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence and abuse is a an all-too-common reality, affecting almost 20 percent of all marriages and intimate partnerships, according to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Domestic violence may involve physical violence, assault, slapping, shoving, hitting, and throwing objects. However, AAMFT reports that “verbal threats, humiliating or degrading remarks, and controlling…

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HOW DOMESTIC ABUSERS ARE USING SMART HOME TECH TO CAUSE HARM

Smart home devices have given many Americans their first dip into the technology of the future we once thought was only going to happen in sci-fi stories. Today, you can have your Amazon Echo device order you pizza, you can have your thermostat adjust itself based on how many people are home, and you can…

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WHO KEEPS THE RING WHEN A RELATIONSHIP ENDS?

One question we hear quite often has to do with who actually owns the engagement ring in a relationship. Is it a gift? Does it become “marital property?” This is something which has actually been ruled on several times in Ohio law and may surprise a lot of people. “CONDITIONAL” GIFTS The law in Ohio…

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HOLIDAY TIPS FOR DIVORCED PARENTS

Between the family gatherings, gift shopping, travel arrangements, and seemingly never enough time in the day to balance it all, the holidays can be stressful enough as they are. However, for families who have recently completed the divorce process, the experience of a first holiday season can bring a new level of difficulty and emotional strain. Here…

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