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I Died Waiting

At least once a day a client asks me how long it takes to get divorced. As always, the legal answer is “it depends.” In Ohio, the waiting period for a divorce is 42 days after perfection of service of process to the other side.  In reality, most divorces in southwest Ohio take at least…

Teenager’s Death Creates Homeschooling Controversy

Meet Teddy Foltz-Tedesco Biological father never established parenting time rights for his son, Teddy, but paid child support regularly. He saw his son when the mother let him but the last time she let him was when Teddy was ten.  This year, when Teddy was fourteen, the mother’s boyfriend raped and beat Teddy to death….

Guest Blog from Slater & Zurz LLP, Akron, Ohio

Too Many Ohio Children Injured in ATV Accidents According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) nearly 100 children under the age of 16 are losing their lives each year in the United States from ATV related accidents. In most of these cases, no one has broken any laws. Ohio is ranked 15th in…

December Means Overtime for Santa & Divorce Lawyers

You know the song “We Wish you a Merry Christmas?”  It goes like this: “So BRING us some figgy pudding. And BRING some right now. We WON’T go until we get some.” The words to this Christmas song have always fascinated me. As a child, I imagined sinister carolers camped out on the porch &…

Too Many Ohio Children Injured in ATV Accidents

[Editor’s note: The following is a guest blog post from our friends at Slater & Zurz LLP. which addresses a major safety issue in the state we call home.] Why are so many Ohio kids being hurt in ATV accidents? According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) nearly 100 children under the age…

Could Divorce Lead to Legalizing Same Sex Marriage in Texas?

This could be one for the history books Thirteen states have recognized same-sex marriage in the U.S., and now some very interesting means are being used in attempts to bring the change to other regions. Take Texas, whose Supreme Court now must decide whether same-sex couples can divorce in their state, a decision that has…

Unexpected Support for Divorced Dad’s Rights

More often than not, men get the short end of the stick when it comes to getting time with the kids after a divorce, even if they want equally shared parenting arrangements. Fathers have been speaking out about this issue for years, but courts have been slow to keep up with changing times, continuing to…

The Depths of Divorce

The depths to which some people can and often (do) go in a divorce are startling. I’m still amazed at how quickly two people, who once claimed so much affection for one other, can turn so angry and vindictive. And it seems peoples’ depravity knows no bounds whether it’s subpoenaing unforeseen witnesses to denounce her…

Outstanding Court Decision

Just received an outstanding court decision finding in favor of my client on all issues, including termination of alimony.