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You Won’t Hear It From Me!

I never understood what it meant to be your own worst enemy until I spent ten months in a corporation, answering calls on the “hot line” reserved for big paying accounts.[1] Basically, to be your own worst enemy means to undermine your own best interests.  This revelation appeared to me when Corporate asked us to…

Forgotten Divorce Laws in Ohio

Plenty of people get divorced, change their child support, and fight over custody. Other people aren’t quite so lucky & encounter situations where they must pursue legal actions that are uncommon.  Here are what I call the misfits of domestic relations law. SUGGESTION OF DEATH When the unthinkable happens & a parent dies, nothing changes…

Lawyer Anne Catherine Harvey Infographic - Your're Not Alone - Facing the Aftermath of Divorce

You’re Not Alone – Facing the Aftermath of Divorce Infographic

Few people approach marriage lightly; if they do, they are fools and won’t be reading this.  The end of a marriage can be as traumatic as a death and the divorce or dissolution can affect the family for generations.  The stakes are high with marriage and divorce. Despair is an issue faced by almost all…

Technicalities in Ohio Child Custody Cases

  The case of Corey v. Corey, 2014-Ohio-3258 (2nd Dist. Greene County), is the type of legal decision guaranteed to confuse and even anger the general public.  The case involved a change of custody from mom to dad and the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem – commonly shortened to “GAL” –  to recommend what…

Family Law 101 Infographic

I have spent significant time recently learning about design, social media, and other aspects of on-line marketing.  Here is my first infographic.  Please review, share and comment.  I love to design!

A Small Victory for Deployed Parents

A recent court ruling is a legal victory for military fathers.  The case involved a deployed sailor who was subject to contempt of court over his daughter’s custody. Systems Technician (Submarines) 2nd Class (SS) Matthew Hindes obtained legal and physical custody of his four-year-old daughter after the child’s mother abused her.  The mother filed for custody…

The Eccentric Personality Types of Solo Lawyers

This week’s post is featured in the blog My Shingle.  Here’s the link:   http://myshingle.com/2014/07/articles/reasons-to-solo/eccentric-personality-types-solo-lawyers/    

How to Nail Your Meeting with a New Lawyer

Clients often hire the wrong lawyer.  One of the big reasons clients hire the wrong lawyer is because they find a list of stock questions to ask during their first appointment and insist on limiting the first appointment to their script.  They base what can be a critical decision on stock information, hire a lawyer…

Why I Love Family Law Depositions at the Dayton Law Library

In addition to the usual trappings of a regular public library, a law library offers services to its members such as free internet, heavy law books for the technological hold-outs, and meeting rooms. The Dayton Law Library, located on the 5th Floor of the Dayton-Montgomery County Courthouse, 41 North Perry Street, Dayton, Ohio, (just beyond…