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…

What NOT to Say During a Divorce

Divorce often brings out strong negative feelings, but if you want to make the best case possible for yourself there are a few things you simply can NOT say to your spouse.   Here’s the list, from a DadsDivorce article: 1. I’m Going To (Insert Threat Here) You! No matter how angry you are, violence…

Helping Dads Gain Custody

While courts traditionally have leaned heavily towards giving custody to the mother, changes in public perception mean that it’s more possible than ever for Dad to become the residential parent. This isn’t the easiest road, but if you believe that it’s in your children’s best interest to live with you, then it’s well worth the…

Sharing Custody – Put the Kids First

These days, we’re seeing more and more joint custody situations, and with studies showing that it’s better for the children’s mental health, that’s a good thing. Of course, interacting with your ex can be stressful to say the least, but, as this quote from an About.com Fatherhood guide on the topic explains, you have to…

Outstanding Court Decision

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

Grunt Work is Parenting Too

Kid:  Knock-Knock Dad:  Who’s There? Kid:  Canoe Dad:  Canoe Who? Kid:  Canoe help me with my homework??       Homework, soccer, girl scouts, and the holiday dinner menu at the ex’s house are examples of non-legal issues that are now fair game in custody litigation.  I spend a substantial amount of billable time on…

Gifts Don’t Count as Child Support in Ohio

      This week, the Ohio Supreme Court considered whether a Father who had failed to make monthly court ordered child support payments for the past year could avoid the legal provision removing the requirement that he consent to an adoption of the child by characterizing his $125 Christmas gift card and $60 birthday gift…