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Smoothing the Rough Road of Divorce

Let’s face it, divorce is hard. The choices you make, however, are what determine the difference between a tough, emotional time and a long-term disruption to your entire life.

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Divorce after 50 and Your Finances

How you handle your divorce WILL have an impact on your golden years Older couples are getting divorced more frequently than ever before, and because they’ve had more time for their finances to intertwine

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The Top Three Legal Reasons Fathers Should Never Spank

I ask fathers right off the bat if they spank their children.  If they say yes, I tell them to knock it off.  Most accept my advice.  Whenever I write anything against spanking, I get flooded by bible quotes and stories about how a “good lickin’” never did any kid any harm.  The thought process…

Baby Boomer Divorces – a Rising Trend

Boomers seeking divorce more than ever as they age We’ve been seeing a rise in the number of baby boomers coming into divorce court over the past few years, and now a study is confirming that it’s not just a trend in the Dayton area. How common is it? Take a look at these figures…

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…

Helping Men Avoid Common Divorce Mistakes

Steer clear of these pitfalls to help your case go smoothly There are many common mistakes that men make when they go through a divorce, mistakes that end up costing them in time, money, and, most important, wind up negatively influencing child custody decisions. The good news is that many of the most common pitfalls…

Big Divorce Problems That Aren’t So Big After All

Fear can devour divorce clients. Sometimes fear is so sharp that a person delays the inevitable. Unfortunately, fear during a divorce is normal and unavoidable.  In a few circumstances, what clients perceive as huge barriers in their cases actually turn out far smaller than they imagined going in. Long-Term Marriages Many clients first meet with me…

So You Think You Know About marriage?

Americans lag behind most developed countries in literacy, problem-solving & math.  These deficiencies do not greatly impact my divorce practice because most of us can divide by two or at least use a calculator to divide large numbers.  I am amazed instead by the surprise, shock & dismay when I meet with new clients and…