People often tell me that their goal for the resolution of their case is 50/50 custody. I hear the term almost daily in this area of the law. This term is actually incorrect.
The State of Maryland is making news this week in catching up to most of the rest of county by unanimously passing a bill that is expected to be signed by the governor that will allow victims of rape or sexual assault to terminate parental rights of their attackers. Maryland's proposed law goes further than many other states in that it does not require a conviction or guilty plea to rape or sexual assault but rather just a finding that there was "clear and convincing" evidence of the attack.
In certain circumstances, grandparents do have legal rights in Ohio to custody or grandparent visitation.
When going through a divorce, the holidays are oftentimes difficult. Here are a few tips to make things go more smoothly.
You have made it through the exhausting process of negotiating the custody of your kids. You have visitation which is what you believe is in your children's best interest and you go to pick them up from daycare and you go up to the front desk and request to see their daily attendance records only to be told that your ex-wife has said that you are not allowed to see any records because she has sole custody. What do you do?
Clermont County Commissioner David Uible recently filed a restraining order against a person who has challenged him publicly. Uible filed the protection order because he wanted to quiet one of his most public critics; not because he was threatened with violence. The case has received significant publicity because Uible is a high profile person. First amendment advocacy groups have cried foul and media outlets are questioning the veracity of Uible's request. Unfortunately the misuse of civil protection orders is all too common. Few people, however, take notice when a high profile person is not involved.
The 2017 Kentucky Legislature passed a new statute creating a rebuttable presumption of joint custody and equal parenting time in a custody proceeding when a party is filing for a temporary order. KRS §403.280. The link to the full statute is below.
When it comes to the most important things in your life, your children and financial security, you likely do not want a stranger deciding your future. When facing divorce, many people want to know what options they have other than litigation. There are many forms of alternative dispute resolution that can be utilized before or after one files a complaint for divorce in Ohio or a petition for dissolution in Kentucky. Many clients have heard terms such as mediation or collaboration, but do not know what they mean or how they can be used in their case.
Summer is here and many families like to take vacations with their children. A common question when going through a divorce or after is "are there any restrictions on travelling with my children?"
Tax time is quickly approaching and if you are going through a divorce, you may have some questions about how to file your taxes.