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What to do if you are denied holiday parenting time

With the Independence Day holiday coming soon, you may be planning to take advantage of the long weekend and spend quality family time together with your son or daughter. If you are a divorced or separated parent, this may not come to pass; either because your alternating weekend schedule does not coincide with the holiday, or your alternating holiday schedule gives you Memorial Day and Labor Day instead of the Fourth of July.

Thoughts to take away after Mother's Day

We hope all of our readers had a wonderful Mother’s Day. This includes moms who literally (and figuratively) do everything around the home, those who are struggling to make ends meet, as well as those moms who are working hard to restore trust in their relationships with their children.

Important lessons for custody disputes

We know that divorce is not easy. And for those who are not married but dealing with child custody and parenting time issues, the legal process can be emotionally draining. Indeed, we all have our different coping mechanisms, but knowing how the law works (especially legal terms) can quell some of your fears.

Do's and don't of prenuptial agreements

As we have learned over the years of representing people in divorces, prenuptial agreements are becoming much more mainstream. No longer are they reserved for celebrities or the uber-rich. However, the reasons for hatching a prenup may be varied; whether they are personal (i.e. a person’s family is pushing for it) or professional (i.e. one or both parties have significant assets).

How to avoid spring break parenting time disputes

The rare warm weather in February is a reminder of two things: winter is almost over, and spring break is on the horizon. Unfortunately, parenting time disputes are common when it comes to dividing time during spring break. Because of this, we thought it appropriate to post about how to avoid disputes about spring break parenting time. 

What courts consider in deciding custody disputes

Anyone who feels as if they can go along in life and parent their child without the other parent may be fooling themselves. Indeed, you may believe that the other parent is irresponsible, petty, childish, unorganized and completely incompatible with you; and because of these things, they could not possibly be a responsible parent.

Calculating child support is Ohio: Are you paying too much, too little?

In Ohio, child support is generally determined using a specific formula that takes into account several factors, including the number of children involved as well as the combined gross income of the both the father and mother.

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