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Why You Should Hire a Paternity Attorney

Posted Date:September 24, 2016 | Categories: Other Important Family Law Issues

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Mothers and purported fathers can both benefit from hiring Columbus, Ohio, paternity attorneys. Establishing the identity of a child’s father significantly influences custody, visitation/parenting time, and child support. 

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5 Reasons You Need a Vocational Expert on Your Divorce Team

Posted Date:July 28, 2016 | Categories: Other Important Family Law Issues

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An Ohio divorce attorney who cares about securing your requests for child support and spousal support will advise you to authorize the hiring of a vocational expert. Research and analyses performed by the vocational expert provide the numbers you and your divorce lawyer use to negotiate with your soon-to-be ex-spouse and, if necessary, make your case in court. 

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Alternatives to Taking Family to Court

Posted Date:July 26, 2016 | Categories: Other Important Family Law Issues

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Few people relish the idea of taking a spouse, brother, sister, child, or parent to court to resolve a legal dispute. The time, cost, and contention can seem too much to bear. But what else can one do when a disagreement over property, financial assets, child custody, or some other essential matter cannot be settled through discussion and compromise? 

The family law attorneys with Edward F. Whipps & Associates offer help with three major alternative dispute resolution approaches. We briefly describe these below. Other options also exist, but all proceed from a basic agreement among the parties to the dispute that staying out of court and reaching a conclusion everyone can live with represent primary goals. 

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Understanding Annulments

Posted Date:May 26, 2016 | Categories: Other Important Family Law Issues

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An annulment does more than end a marriage contract. The annulment decree states that a marriage never existed in the eyes of the state. Personal, legal, and religious reasons can make seeking an annulment preferable, but anyone who requests an annulment must understand that getting a court to declare that no binding contract existed limits options for claiming shared property and blocks any request for spousal support. 

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Why Would a Couple Want a Legal Separation?

Posted Date:October 28, 2014 | Categories: Other Important Family Law Issues

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Under Ohio law, spouses wishing to divorce have multiple options available: divorce, dissolution, and legal separation.  It is important to consider the psychological ramifications of each option, and understand that finding the right family law attorney in Columbus, Ohio will help you find the match that is right for your situation.   Legal separation is the least drastic option, and many find that this solution will fit their needs. 

Legal separation is when the two spouses decide that it is best for them to live apart, but still remain married.  During this time, neither spouse can remarry.  It is important to commit the legal separation to writing so that the rights of each spouse are protected.  In addition to the protected rights, the legal separation serves as a trial period should the couple decide on divorce, and it protects financial interests of both parties. 

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The Difference Between a Restraining Order and a Civil Protection Order

Posted Date:September 2, 2014 | Categories: Other Important Family Law Issues

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Both a restraining order and a civil protection order (CPO) can provide protection to victims of domestic abuse. In Ohio, however, these orders are very different legal tools.  As such, a victim of domestic violence may seek and obtain both a restraining order and a criminal or civil protection order. Obtaining one type of order does not prevent another court from issuing the other type of order.

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5 Tips for Finding the Right Divorce Attorney in Columbus, Ohio

Posted Date:June 6, 2014 | Categories: Child Support, Custody And Visitation, Divorce and Dissolution, Non-Traditional Families, Other Important Family Law Issues, Psychology and Divorce, Second Opinions, Spousal Support

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Having to go through a divorce can be a very stressful and overwhelming process; however, with the right lawyer guiding you along the way, the process can be much more comfortable.  To assist you in selecting the right lawyer for you and your specific case, consider these 5 tips:

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Our New Approach to Blogging

Posted Date:May 27, 2014 | Categories: Child Support, Custody And Visitation, Divorce and Dissolution, Non-Traditional Families, Other Important Family Law Issues, Psychology and Divorce, Second Opinions, Spousal Support

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This month marks a new approach to our Blog and we will be adding new material every week.  Our first blog in June will provide tips on finding the right divorce attorney in Central Ohio.  We will also provide information on uncontested divorces, how to determine business valuations and what you need to know about Spousal Support (formerly called Alimony) when getting divorced.   Every week, we will try to provide you with important information that can give you guidance in family law situations that you may encounter.

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