Family Law

The Divorce Reform Act replaced the The Tender Years Doctrine in Ohio

In theory/according to Ohio statute, mothers and fathers have equal standing before a juvenile court or domestic relations court when seeking custody of their children (assuming that the father can prove paternity and has provided financial support for the child prior to the custody case). In reality, the presumptions that determine child custody decisions have

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Memorandum Re Voluntary Terimination of Parental Rights Ohio

Co-parenting after a split is often very frustrating and time consuming.  A very common question from my clients is whether the other parent can simply “sign away” their parental rights.  This is usually in response to a parent who is not especially concerned with the child but uses parenting time as a weapon.   Oftentimes, these

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