Category Archives: Paternity

It Seemed Like a Paternity

Q:        How is Paternity established? A:        A father-child relationship, for legal purposes, can be presumed or established. A man is presumed by law to be the father of a child if: 1) he was married to the mother at the … Continue reading

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Parenting a Collaborative Child

Q:        How does collaborative law handle parenting issues? A:        When parents fight in court, a judge makes decisions about where the children sleep and when how and where they spend time with each parent. As well-intentioned and thoughtful as these … Continue reading

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Can’t Afford Not to Collaborate

Is Collaborative divorce expensive? Because collaborative can involve not only two attorneys but also a financial expert and a communications expert, it is easy to imagine dollar signs. In fact, however, collaborative can be less expensive than a litigated divorce … Continue reading

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Free At Last?

I’m 16 and I don’t get along with my parents. Where do I file to get emancipated? Emancipation is not defined by the Ohio Revised Code, but generally is understood to mean being free from the control, care and custody … Continue reading

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Pay to Play?

I lost my job and am behind in child support. The other parent says I can’t see them unless I pay. What can I do? While both issues relate to your children, child support and parenting time are separate issues … Continue reading

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