Negotiating Pre-Nuptial Agreements is Becoming Commonplace for Millennials
Ohio Family Law Blog
by Robert L. Mues
6d ago
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: While this blog addresses Pre-nuptial Agreements, the same rational equally applies to millennials executing Post-Nuptial Agreements. On March 23, 2023, Ohio adopted legislation allowing married couples to now negotiate and execute Post-Nuptial Agreements after marriage. The 2 nuptial agreements are very similar. I have posted several articles on the Ohio Family Law Blog about Post-Nuptial agreements since that law was adopted. Use my SEARCH tool above to find them! With the increase in student loans and previous debts, millennials are looking to ensure that they are not resp ..read more
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Beware of the “Grandparent Scam” Hitting in Our Community!
Ohio Family Law Blog
by Joseph E. Balmer
3w ago
Half a million American seniors were victims of fraud due to a Grandparent Scam The “Grandparent Scam” is not something new, however lately it has been getting a lot of media coverage both nationally and locally. Montgomery County Sheriff, Rob Streck recently commented on the increase of scam reportings by the elderly. In a recent interview Streck expressed the need for the community to be very cautious and aware of these scams targeted towards the elderly. “The emotional manipulation involved in these scams is truly troubling. We urge residents to be vigilant and verify the authenticity of su ..read more
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Can I Just Notify My Spouse on Facebook That I am Divorcing Him to Start the Divorce Process?
Ohio Family Law Blog
by Robert L. Mues
1M ago
Help! I Can’t Contact My Spouse To Serve Divorce Documents! Can I Use Facebook As A Service of Process Instead? Are you filing for divorce? How exactly do you let your spouse know? The answer is by service of process! Service of process is when you file official court documents and notify your spouse with them. Service of Process arises from the United States Constitution. Specifically the Due Process language in the Constitution doesn’t allow, “personal jurisdiction over a defendant unless the defendant has proper notice of the court’s proceedings.” This essentially means that the defendant w ..read more
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Blast From The Past: New Year Resolutions for Those Going Through a Divorce
Ohio Family Law Blog
by Robert L. Mues
1M ago
PUBLISHER’S UPDATE: Here is one of my favorites posts from back on January 15th, 2022! The advice rings as true now as it did then! …We have a ton of interesting articles in our archives of the Ohio Family Law Blog. Use our Search tool and enjoy a few oldie but goodies! Making a Resolution can help you focus after Divorce Going Through a Divorce in the New Year? Make a Resolution to Help you through the Adjustment! As we embrace the new year, changes are inevitable. Especially if you are going through a separation or divorce. For you this might be a time of loss and sadness. Also think of it a ..read more
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LEGAL DEVELOPMENT: OHIO’S SOCIAL MEDIA PARENTAL NOTIFICATION ACT HALTED
Ohio Family Law Blog
by Robert L. Mues
1M ago
Temporarary Restraining Order Halts Ohio Social Media Parental Notification Act. What Happens Now? Per the blog post published on January 6th, 2024 the Ohio Social Media Parental Notification Act was supposed  to go into effect on January 15, 2024. However, on Tuesday, January 9th, a temporary restraining order was granted out of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The Ohio Social Media Parental Notification Act  requires parents of children under 16 to give consent for their child to use social media sites such as TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and Face ..read more
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LEGAL ALERT – New Ohio Law Designed to Help Protect Children Under Age 16 Requiring Parental Consent Before Kids Can Use Many Social Media Sites
Ohio Family Law Blog
by Robert L. Mues
1M ago
Social Media Parental Notification Act To Help Safeguard Children From The influence of Social Media Sites. The Ohio fiscal budget for 2023-24 that was signed into effect earlier this year by Governor Mike DeWine, has incorporated stricter laws to try and safeguard children from the influence of social media. The Ohio’s Social Media Parental Notification Act will go into effect on January 15, 2024. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, 95% of young people ages 13-17, actively use social media. Governor DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted saw the growing need to try and enact legislation to help pa ..read more
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Thinking About a Divorce for the New Year?
Ohio Family Law Blog
by Robert L. Mues
2M ago
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: I have updated a Blog post from January 20, 2018 and reposted it to include some newer blogs about divorce in the new year. Please check all of them out! We hope you and your family have a peaceful and joyous New Year! A Must-Read Guide For Couples Thinking About A Divorce In The New Year Experts say that January is the most popular month of the year for couples to file for divorce in Ohio. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas), it is common for couples to put off their divorce plans until after the first of the year. Even though many couples ..read more
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Ohio Family Law Blog
by Robert L. Mues
2M ago
We Wish You A Peaceful, Safe and Happy Holidays! Everyone at Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues wish each of you and your family joy and warmth this holiday season. May the magic of the holidays fill your heart with peace and happiness. Whatever your plans are, wherever you are going, we wish you safe, peaceful and happy holidays! Please try your best to spread kindness and joy as you go! Our office will be closed on Christmas Day and again at Noon on Friday December 29th. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd. May the New Year be everything you hoped for and more! The holiday season is a ..read more
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LEGAL ALERT – Beware of Deed fraud!
Ohio Family Law Blog
by Joseph E. Balmer
2M ago
Don’t Get Scammed Over the Holidays – Use Common Sense to Protect Against Losing Your Home! You may have heard on the news or read in the paper recently of a rise in deed fraud. Deed fraud occurs when someone fraudulently transfers ownership of someone else’s real property into the fraudster’s name without the owner’s consent. In a recent Dayton Daily News article, the Montgomery County recorder estimated that what used to be one or two complaint per month has increased to two to three complaints per week. An ownership transfer occurs when a deed is signed by the owner, notarized by a notary a ..read more
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Ho- Ho- Ho-Holiday Tips for Stress Free Parenting
Ohio Family Law Blog
by Robert L. Mues
2M ago
How to Make the Holidays a Happy Time for you and your Children After Divorce Holidays are a joyous time. Christmas or Hanukah can be most memorable for both adults and children, but they are especially magical moments for children. However, as adults who are going through a separation, a divorce, or who have already been divorced, the holiday times can be very stressful. I believe that most parents want their children to be happy, but especially so during holiday times. So, what to do to ensure the best possible outcome? Communication and cooperation are the two main ingredients. The first th ..read more
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