Effective September 15, 2015, the Franklin County Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division and Juvenile Branch adopted Parenting Coordination Rules. As the Rules explain, parenting coordination is “a child-focused dispute resolution process ordered by the Court to assist parties in implementing a parental rights and responsibilities or companionship time order using assessment, education, case management, conflict management, coaching or decision-making.” Want to learn more? Here are the links to the Rules. See Loc. Juv. R. 39 and Loc. Dom. R. 42
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Recently, the Ohio Supreme Court issued guidelines regarding custody evaluations in family law cases. Not every case involves a custody […]
Is Court-Ordered Nesting “For the Birds,” or Can it Work?
I have encountered numerous unusual divorce and child custody cases as a family law attorney. But a recent custody dispute […]
Divorce filings rise in Ohio for the first time in 10 years
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What is a QDRO in the Divorce or Dissolution Process?
Let’s talk retirement accounts. Even if your spouse never set foot in your workplace, or you never set foot in your […]
“Dissolution vs. Divorce: What are the Differences?,” Divorce Magazine
In an article published in Divorce Magazine on Monday, May 6, Joanne Beasy discusses the differences between dissolution, divorce and […]
May a Child Call a Step-Mom “Mom”?
According to a New Jersey Court, the answer is yes, a step-mom may be called “Mom” by his/her step-child. While […]
Trial Means Trial…Car Troubles or Not…
In a recent decision from the Ohio Fifth District Court of Appeals, a hard lesson was learned by a party…trial […]
Your Mobile Phone Easily Records Conversations…But Is Recording Legal?
Ohio is a “one party” consent state when it comes to recording a “wire, oral or electronic communication.” R.C. 2933.52(B)(4). That means […]
Representing Yourself? Pay Very Close Attention to Deadlines!
In a recent decision by the Tenth District (Franklin County) Court of Appeals, a party to a divorce action who […]
You’ll Pay if You Delay!
In a June 24, 2015 decision from the Fifth District Court of Appeals regarding a Delaware County, Ohio case, the […]