On the Fence About Divorcing or Staying Married? Discernment Counseling Might be Your Answer
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by Robert L. Mues
1d ago
Discernment counseling for couples considering divorce provides clarity and guidance on whether to end the marriage or work on reconciliation. Understanding Discernment Counseling for Couples Considering Divorce When a couple is having marital problems, counseling is often one of the first steps they take. However, if you are one of those couples with a “mixed agenda”, meaning one partner is leaning towards wanting a divorce while the other is wishing to stay married, then discernment counseling might be a route to try. For those not familiar with it, discernment counseling is a type of couple ..read more
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Blast From The Past: Child Visitation Exchanges – Tips to Avoid Problems!
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by Robert L. Mues
1w ago
PUBLISHER’S UPDATE: Here is one of my favorites posts about child visitation exchanges, from back on June 13th, 2020! 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! Visitation Exchanges. Do this to Avoid Friction with your Ex! Visitation exchanges and custody exchanges can be uncomfortable and sometimes downright combative depending upon the relationship between the parents. They can also be stressful to your child as well. The overall objective needs to be t ..read more
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LEGAL ALERT: New Proposed Ohio Law Would Allow Military Families to Choose Schools for Their Children
Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues, LPA Blog
by Robert L. Mues
2w ago
What does the new Ohio Senate Bill 208 military school choice mean for Military families? Impact of Ohio Senate Bill 208 Military School Choice on Military Families Reflecting on the recent Memorial Day holiday and thinking about how much our military families have sacrificed and continue to do so, I wanted to draw attention to Senate Bill 208 which was passed by the Ohio Senate on May 22, 2024. State Sen. Kristina Roegner, R-Hudson is credited with being the primary sponsor of the bill and says that it was brought to her attention as an issue of great importance by the Department of Defense ..read more
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The Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies What a Divorce Court Must Find for a Party to be Found to Be Voluntarily Unemployed for Support Purposes
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by Robert L. Mues
3w ago
Practical Advice for Parents Post-Ohio Supreme Court Ayers v Ayers Child Support Decision What Legal Professionals Need to Know About the Ohio Supreme Court Ayers v. Ayers Child Support Decision On May 15, 2024, the Ohio Supreme Court Ayers v. Ayers child support decision reversed the judgment of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and remanded the issue to the trial court. The issue on appeal in the Ohio Supreme Court Ayers v. Ayers child support decision was whether the Court must infer that the domestic-relations court made a proper determination of a parent’s voluntary unemployment when it ..read more
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Is it Time to Divorce my Divorce Lawyer?
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by Robert L. Mues
1M ago
Steps to Take When Facing Divorce Lawyer Problems How Divorce Lawyer Problems Can Impact Your Case Outcome No one wants to be in a position to get divorced. Marriage is meant for life, right? Unfortunately, that is not always the case. So, for whatever the reason, you determine that your marriage has irretrievably broken down. You start the lawyer selection process. You listen to friends, interview several divorce lawyers, exercise due diligence and finally make your decision. You then formally hire your divorce lawyer. Now, in the midst of your divorce action, you are becoming concerned that ..read more
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Gray Divorce – Legal Nuances for Seniors to Consider before Filing for Divorce
Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues, LPA Blog
by Robert L. Mues
1M ago
The financial implications for older couples, including the division of assets, health insurance issues, and disparities in post-divorce wealth. For those of you who follow my blog, you know that I am a big fan of following and studying statistics. “Gray divorce ” is a term that applies to couples who divorce at an older age. “Gray divorces” are on the increase. I have posted about them previously from as far back as 2015. Here are links to some of those prior Gray divorce blogs: Gray Divorce – Refocusing on Obtaining Experienced Legal Advice Gray Divorce Rates Continue to Rise! Gray Divorce ..read more
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Thinking About a Divorce? Perhaps Divorce Mediation Could be Helpful
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by Robert L. Mues
1M ago
Divorce Mediation for Child Custody and Parenting Plans You and your spouse have unfortunately come to the conclusion that your marriage is no longer working for you, and it is time to end your union. Does this necessarily mean a divorce trial is the only means forward? No. Not at all. Divorce mediation can often be a successful method to assist parties to reach an amicable agreement. Private or Court Mediation? Private divorce mediators are available to be hired in Dayton and most areas of the Country. Your divorce lawyer can help you navigate the options. They typically charge $200 to $350 a ..read more
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Blast From The Past: Providing for a Pet in an Ohio Estate Plan
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by Joseph E. Balmer
2M ago
Pet Trust Option Could Provide Care For Your Pet After One’s Death PUBLISHER’S UPDATE: Here is one of my favorites posts about Pet Trusts, from back on April 30th, 2022! 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! Pet Trust Allows For Care Of Pet After Owner’s Death When creating an estate plan, one indicates who should receive the remaining assets of the individual at the time of one’s death. However, at the time of death, what happens to one’s pets? Although most of us view our pets as beloved membe ..read more
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Facing a Child Relocation Situation with Your Ex in Ohio?
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by Robert L. Mues
2M ago
Navigate Custody Changes: Child Relocation Laws in Ohio Explained Understanding the Legal Landscape: In-Depth Exploration of Child Relocation Laws and Procedures in Ohio Society is becoming more mobile all the time. In addition, many people are meeting others from out-of-state via online dating sites. Few cases are higher conflict than one in which a parent wants to move out of the state with the child or children. Your Final Decree of Divorce or Dissolution will have specific relocation language and procedures in it that must be carefully followed. Parents are NOT free to just pick up and mov ..read more
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Blast From The Past: What Happens in Ohio if I Lose My Will?
Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues, LPA Blog
by Joseph E. Balmer
2M ago
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This blog is as meaningful today as it was when we originally posted it on September 24, 2022. Securing an experienced Estate Planning lawyer is EXTREMELY important! We have a ton of interesting articles in our archives of the Ohio Family Law Blog. Use our Search tool to find the help you are seekjng. A Lost or Destroyed Will Can Be Submitted To Probate…Under Certain Circumstances We strongly suggest that our clients protect all of their original estate planning documents by keeping them in a fireproof container. This includes their Last Will and testament. However, what happ ..read more
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