Family And Criminal Law Blog

When does sole custody make sense?

In a perfect world, you and your spouse would cultivate a civil co-parenting relationship after your divorce. But joint custody works best in most cases, not all. You may be seeking a divorce due to your spouse’s conduct. And you may want to pursue sole custody if you...

Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle

In Ohio, just because you own a firearm does not mean that you are automatically transporting your firearm legally. Improper handling of a Firearm in Ohio is when you knowingly discharge a firearm in a motor vehicle, or have a loaded firearm accessible in the vehicle...

What Are the Consequences of Refusing a Breathalyzer Test?

In Ohio, refusing a breathalyzer test can come with consequences such as a license suspension and possible jail time depending on if the individual has prior OVIs. When a driver is suspected of driving under the influence, the officer will request that the individual...

Weapons Under Disability

While the Constitution does contain the Second Amendment, giving American Citizens the right to bear arms, there are ways in which this right can be restricted. In Ohio, O.R.C. Section 2923.13 lists the ways in which a person is legally not permitted to possess a...

Do I Have To Pay Child Support Even If I Have Shared Parenting?

Many clients ask whether they will still be ordered to pay child support even though they have or intend to have shared parenting or equal parenting time with their children.  The answer to this depends on many factors including income, and child related expenses...

How to protect yourself in a divorce

Not many people have firsthand experience in navigating through a divorce. Fewer people still know the proper steps of defending themselves along the way. There are many steps someone can take to protect their future, with and without an attorney. Proper action can...

What are the benefits of joint custody?

Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, especially when children are involved. Children are often unwilling participants of a divorce, and are forced to live with whatever decisions are made regarding their care. Traditionally, custody is granted to one...

Critical financial issues to consider in a grey divorce

Divorce rates among couples over the age of 50 have more than doubled since 1990. A study by the Pew Research Center links the climbing grey divorce rate to the baby-boomer generation, which saw high rates of divorce when baby boomers were younger. Researchers say...

What is Ohio’s Habitual Offender Registry?

There are a few different official state level registries in Ohio. You may be familiar with some of them. They all serve different purposes. Some inform while others assist. Many are criminal related. The Ohio Habitual Offender Registry is one such list. According to...