Increase in Domestic Violence Filings in Montgomery County in 2019

Increase in Domestic Violence Filings in Montgomery County in 2019

In the last 4 years in Montgomery County the Montgomery County Domestic Relations Court has cited that they have seen a 40 percent increase in the number of civil protection orders. Anyone, man or woman, can go to court and ask for a civil protection order from another individual, if they feel threatened or endangered by that individual. There is not a fee involved to file the order, and the person filing can get a hearing immediately. The purpose of the order is to forbid the threatening party from contacting or going near the individual who feels endangered. […]

Legal Separation in Ohio: What Does it Legally Mean?

Legal Separation in Ohio: What Does it Legally Mean?

Ending a relationship can be frustrating. Likewise, understanding the process involved can be confusing. In Ohio, there are only three ways legally to terminate a marriage: divorce, dissolution, and annulment. While those three ways are the only methods to terminate a marriage legally, a couple can also seek what is known as a “legal separation”. […]

Keep Your 2019 Calendar if You Might be Divorcing…

Keep Your 2019 Calendar if You Might be Divorcing…

It’s a new year. Out with the old and in with the new! The New Year’s Eve party blowers and hats are put away and you are ready to start a fresh new year. Getting organized is a priority for many. If you are like me you have had your calendar for the upcoming year purchased in November and have been diligently recording doctors appointments as well as other upcoming events. So, it just makes sense to throw away that calendar from the past year. But wait! If you are in the midst of a divorce, or even contemplating if that’s a road you are going to take, getting rid of the previous calendar is a huge mistake. After all it is basically a documented story of your and your family’s daily life. […]

Are You and Your Spouse Continually Fighting Over Money?

Are You and Your Spouse Continually Fighting Over Money?

Many couples tend to argue and fight over money and other financial issues. According to many studies, fighting over money issues is one of the top 3 reasons couples end up divorcing. Those arguments can be about a myriad of “money” issues. So, what do you do if you find yourself in this situation? […]

Tips on Planning a Vacation with the Kids Post-Divorce

Tips on Planning a Vacation with the Kids Post-Divorce

The ink is dry on the papers, and you are officially divorced! Time to take a vacation with the kids, but this is your first time traveling solo with the kids. It can be a little intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. There are tricks and tips to make sure it is a fun and memorable time for all. If you are leery of going it alone with the kids, consider asking another adult to accompany you. Perhaps a grandparent or aunt or uncle might be happy to go along. They might be happy to spend some time with your children, perhaps giving you a respite to enjoy a shopping trip or perhaps a museum or something which might not appeal to your kids. […]

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