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Child Support Deviation

When does a court consider a child support deviation?  Normally, child support follows a specific formula as set forth in Ohio Revised Code 3119.021 (R.C. 3119.021).  However, a court may deviate from the usual amount of child support if the court determines guideline child support would be unjust, or inappropriate, or not in the best interests of the child.   Ohio Revised Code 3119.23 (R.C. 3119.23) sets forth a number of reasons for a court to deviate from the guideline child support amount:   (more…)

Parental Rights

I often get asked what parental rights parents have when they are married, unmarried or have a child support order in place.  These are the common questions and the answers to those questions.   What is a putative father?   A putative father is a man who may be a child’s biological father but who is not married to the child’s mother at the time the child is born or who has not established paternity of the child in a court or administrative hearing.   Does a putative father have parental rights?   (more…)

Dividing Retirement Benefits In Divorce

How do you go about dividing retirement benefits in divorce?  First, the domestic relations court must determine who is entitled to what portion of retirement benefits.  Retirement benefits accumulated during the marriage are marital assets, and must be divided as part of an equitable division of property.  Equitable division means a fair division of property. (more…)

Who Is Entitled To A Child’s School Records?

Who is entitled to a child’s school records?  Under Ohio law, both parents have the right to access their child’s school records.  The schools generally recognize the right of the legal custodian and residential parent’s access to school records.  However, some schools may not always recognize the non-residential parent’s right to access their child’s records.  If this problem arises, the legal custody papers usually contain language stating that both parents have the right to have access to their child’s school records. (more…)

Sharon Township Divorce Attorney

A Sharon Township Divorce Attorney files divorces in Medina County Domestic Relations Court.  When one or both spouses are residents of Sharon Township, this is where the divorce complaint should be filed.  Upon request, the magistrate issues temporary orders for issues such as child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, and exclusive use of real and personal property.  Temporary Restraining orders are automatically issued in divorce cases.  The final hearing in a divorce case is usually set approximately one year from the date of filing.  This gives the parties time to conduct discovery and negotiate the issues. (more…)

Sharon Center Divorce Attorney

A divorce case when one or both spouses are Sharon Center residents should be filed in the Medina County Domestic Relations Court.  This court is located in the historic courthouse on Public Square.  The services of a Sharon Center divorce attorney can help ensure that the correct initial paperwork is complete.  Immediately upon filing of the divorce complaint, the domestic relations court issues restraining orders prohibiting the parties from withdrawing money from retirement accounts, selling marital assets, among other things.  Many people need the assistance of temporary orders, which require a written motion for temporary orders before the court will issue them.  The court will usually issue temporary orders upon request, temporarily resolving issues of child custody, parenting time, support and other issues. (more…)

Lodi Divorce Attorney

A divorce case when both spouses are Lodi residents is filed in the Medina County Domestic Relations Court, located in the courthouse on Public Square.  The services of a Lodi divorce attorney can help ensure that the matter is properly filed and pursued.  Filing the divorce results in immediate restraining orders prohibiting the parties from withdrawing money from retirement accounts, selling marital assets, among other things.  The filing often includes a request for temporary orders.  Unless there is a good reason not to do so, the court will issue temporary orders upon such a request, temporarily resolving issues of child custody, parenting time with the children, child support, spousal support, exclusive use of the marital residence, and exclusive use of the vehicles. (more…)

Everything You Wanted To Know About Child Support

Everything you wanted to know about child support but were afraid to ask is right here.  Just about.  Putting everything in would fill books.  Maybe, this should be called a quick look at what you need to know about child support. Anyway, here goes.
If a child’s parents are separated from each other, chances are that a child support order is either in place or can be put in place.  Child support may also be ordered when the parents are in divorce, dissolution of marriage, paternity and legal separation cases.  A child support award can originate or be modified through the county’s Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA), domestic relations court or juvenile court.  In Medina County, child support is usually awarded in the Medina County Domestic Relations Court.  Summit County is the same, as it also has moved all of its parentage and/or paternity cases to the Summit County Domestic Relations Court.   A Summit County attorney or Medina County attorney would file for child support in domestic relations court, regardless of whether the case was a dissolution, divorce or paternity action.  However, Wayne County has not moved its parentage and/or paternity cases to domestic relations court.  A Wayne County attorney would file for child support in Wayne County Juvenile Court in a paternity action.  That same Wayne County attorney would still file for child support in Wayne County Domestic Relations Court in a divorce or dissolution. (more…)

Brunswick Divorce Attorney

When one or more spouses or parents reside in Brunswick, Ohio, that person may need the services of a Brunswick divorce attorney for divorce, dissolution, post-decree motions, paternity suit, child custody, child support, and civil protection orders.  A skilled attorney can ensure that the evidence supporting your position is heard by the court, while exposing the weaknesses of the opposing side's case
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Westfield Center Divorce Attorney

A Westfield Center divorce attorney practices family law in the Medina County Domestic Relations Court, Medina County Juvenile Court and Medina County Probate Court.  These courts are located at the courthouse located at 99 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256.
Where both parents are Westfield Center residents, a divorce case would be filed in the Medina County Domestic Relations Court.  A divorce in the Medina Domestic Relations Court starts with the filing of a complaint, accompanied by a number of affidavits, and usually a request for temporary orders.  Temporary orders can be determined by affidavit or at an evidentiary hearing.  Temporary orders determine issues such as support, child custody, and exclusive use of a residence until the court can make a final determination at the final hearing. (more…)

Seville Divorce Attorney

When one or more spouses or parents reside in Seville, Ohio, that person may need the services of a Seville divorce attorney for divorce, dissolution, post-decree motions, paternity suit, child custody, child support, and civil protection orders.
A divorce case when both spouses are Seville residents must be filed in the Medina County Domestic Relations Court.  The court automatically issues restraining orders prohibiting the parties from withdrawing money from retirement accounts, selling marital assets, among other things.  Other matters may require a request for temporary orders, which may be heard on the same date as the case management hearing.  The pretrial and final hearing is held much later in the case, usually in front of the judge.  A skilled Seville divorce attorney can give one an edge in these proceedings.  (more…)

Wadsworth Divorce Attorney

When one or more spouses or parents reside in Wadsworth, Ohio, that person may need the services of a Wadsworth divorce attorney, who provides representation for divorce, dissolution, post-decree motions, paternity complaint, child custody, child support, civil protection orders, and  motion to modify parental rights and responsibilities. A divorce case for Wadsworth residents would start in the Medina Domestic Relations Court, 99 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256.  The matter starts with the filing of a complaint, accompanied by a number of affidavits, often including a request for temporary orders.  The Medina County Domestic Relations Court usually initially decides temporary orders based upon a fourteen day notice and response period, but may also set the matter for hearing.  A case management hearing is usually held on its own or at the same time as the temporary orders hearing.  (more…)

Medina County Divorce Attorney

What is a Medina County divorce attorney? A Medina County divorce lawyer practices family law.  A divorce for Medina County residents begins in the Medina County Domestic Relations Court, 99 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256.

Medina County Divorce Process

  A divorce in the Medina Domestic Relations Court usually starts with the filing of a complaint, affidavits, and a request for temporary orders. This initial process is important as it determines support, child custody and other issues until the final hearing.  The court determines the discovery schedule and trial date in its case management order. (more…)

Hinckley Divorce Attorney

What is a Hinckley divorce attorney? A Hinckley divorce lawyer provides representation for divorce, dissolution, post-decree motions, paternity complaint, child custody, child support, civil protection orders, and motion to modify parental rights and responsibilities. Where both parents are Hinckley residents, such cases would usually be heard in the Medina County Domestic Relations Court, 99 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256. This article will limit the scope to outlining the basic hearings for  divorces and dissolutions, but does not set out every possible motion or procedure in such cases. (more…)

Medina Divorce Attorney

What is a Medina divorce attorney? A Medina divorce lawyer provides representation for divorce, dissolution, post-decree motions, paternity complaint, child custody, child support, civil protection orders, and motion to modify parental rights and responsibilities. Where both parents are Medina residents, such cases would originate in the Medina County Domestic Relations Court, 99 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256. This article will limit the scope to outlining the basic hearings for  divorces, dissolutions, and paternity cases, but does not set out every possible motion or procedure in such cases. (more…)