Category Archives: Family Law

Shared Parenting/Joint Custody and Child Support

Having prepared many Shared Parenting Plans or Joint Custody Agreements over the years, I often receive a simple question from my client: Why do I have to pay child support if I have Shared Parenting (Joint Custody)? The central focus of a Shared Parenting Plan is the shared responsibilities and decision-making between the parents of […]

Same-sex marriage in Ohio

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Ohio and all other States. The United States Supreme Court made a landmark decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. Ohio previously had a ban on the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Same-sex couples have already been getting married in Ohio since the Supreme Court ruling […]

Super Bowl PSA Tackles Domestic Violence Issue

While Super Bowl XLIX aired many humorous, thrilling, and light-hearted commercials, “No More,” an anti-domestic violence and sexual assault campaign, aired a serious and disturbingly real problem that occurs at home. The 30-second PSA depicts the challenge for domestic violence victims to get help by playing a woman’s 911 call and illustrates the aftermath of […]

Celebrity Divorce

The Kardashians may not be that different than you, at least when it comes to their rights when filing for a divorce. Khloe Kardashian originally filed for divorce in a California Family Law Court from her husband, NBA star Lamar Odom, over 10 months ago. Lamar was served with the paperwork, but he has failed […]