How Does a Trial Separation Work?

How Does a Trial Separation Work?

Several weeks ago, I explained the characteristics of what a legal separation is in Ohio. Today, I will share some of my thoughts about a trial separation, which is an informal agreement for 2 people to live apart. Essentially, it is an experiment in living apart. During this time the parties of course remain married, but live apart. A party may move back home, in with a friend, or rent an apartment. […]

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. […]

Blast From The Past: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: MAKE A WILL

Blast From The Past: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: MAKE A WILL

With a new year upon us, it is always good to set an attainable New Year’s resolution. With that in mind, we look back on a blog article from January 5, 2019. According to a Caring.com survey, only 42 percent of adults have even a simple will, and for those with minor children, the statistic is even worse-only 36 percent. Estate Plans should also be reviewed occasionally to determine if updates are needed. Don’t put it off any longer. For the sake of your loved ones, put an effective estate plan in place.

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