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  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: June 24, 2021

Many children struggle when their parents decide to divorce. It is difficult for them to navigate the conflict between their parents. Many of them internalize the idea that they are somehow to blame for the end of the marriage. The less time they have with each of their parents, the more likely they are to feel as though they bear…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: April 20, 2017

During divorce, one of the most important issues parents have questions about is how custody will be determined. Well, if parents are able to work together and reach an agreement regarding child custody, an Ohio court will typically approve it, so long as the custody arrangement is in the child’s best interests. However, if the parents are unable to come…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: March 3, 2017

While many people are not aware of this, grandparents may have a right to visitation under Ohio law – although it depends on the circumstances. In fact, while grandparents have historically had no legal rights when it came to their grandchildren, Ohio now has specific statutes that allow grandparents to seek visitation in three distinct circumstances: When a grandchild’s married…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: August 22, 2016

Even though many people believe judges give preference to mothers during child custody disputes, Ohio courts are actually supposed to treat both divorced parents equally. In fact, Ohio even has a statute that expressly states that when a husband and wife decide to live apart, or get divorced, they “shall stand upon an equality” when questions regarding child custody, parental…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: July 27, 2016

In Ohio, child custody arrangements are not necessarily set in stone. In fact, they can often be modified or changed as needed. For instance, if there is a shared-parenting decree and both parents agree as to a specific modification, a court will typically approve the change unless it is not in the child’s best interests. However, if the parents cannot…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: July 11, 2016

In Ohio, a parent cannot just pick and move to another state with a child in tow if that child is subject to a shared-parenting arrangement – unless, of course, he or she gets consent from the other parent or approval from the court. In fact, Ohio law expressly states that if a residential parent – otherwise known as a…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: June 9, 2016

Being a dad is rarely easy, especially if you are a single father. Things can get even more complicated, however, if your ex-spouse or ex-girlfriend is not allowing you time with your child. Fortunately, you do have rights under Ohio law – although enforcing these rights may first require you to establish paternity. Proving Paternity In Ohio, the law automatically…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: April 29, 2016

Divorce severs many of the physical and legal ties that bind you to your spouse. Following the end of your marriage, you’ll no longer live in the same home, won’t have joint banking or investment accounts and likely won’t share the title to property anymore. Once the dust settles and the assets and debts have been divided, you will go…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: February 8, 2016

When you and your child’s other parent either separated or divorced, you likely drew up some sort of governing child custody arrangement. This arrangement may have been drawn up formally or informally, with or without the assistance of experienced family law attorneys. In the years since this arrangement was drawn up, your child has grown and your family life has…Read More

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