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Co-parenting after divorce in Ohio

Divorce may change the structure of your family, but it doesn't change your role as a parent. Divorced parents are still responsible for child support payments, parenting time or a combination of both. While you may be rightfully concerned about how life will change, you can be assured that the law recognizes the importance of both parents in a child's life.

Getting a DNA test to establish paternity

When Ohio parents who are not married are going through a custody battle, it is likely that the court will need to establish paternity before the case can move forward. Establishing paternity identifies the biological father of a child, gives that person certain rights to the child, and allows the mother to seek child support if appropriate.

When a couple should avoid mediation

There comes a time when an Ohio couple decides that they no longer want to be married. Although mediation is often a first choice when it comes to actually dissolving the marriage, this method is not for every couple.

Prenuptial agreements can provide benefits

After accepting a marriage proposal, few people relish the idea of their soon-to-be spouse asking them to discuss the terms of a prenuptial agreement. Among the many uncomfortable conversations to come up, prenups may be the least enjoyable to start on both ends. However, they do offer several benefits to an engaged Ohio couple.

Understanding child support calculators and worksheets

Divorced Ohio parents who have minor children and who are trying to figure out how much child support that they might be required to pay or that they might receive often use child support worksheets or calculators to estimate the amounts. While these calculators can provide an estimate of what might be ordered, they do not give definitive amounts.

Divorce: can written communication be used against you?

When you are going through a divorce, carefully evaluate what you put into writing. What you post on social media, write in an email or send in a text message may be used as evidence against you in family court. That being said, you can also admit written evidence against your spouse if they write something that supports your case. How do family courts use personal written content?

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