Have you ever heard about the bride who is given a prenuptial agreement moments before walking down the aisle to get married? Many people believe that the agreement given to her moments before she takes her vows of marriage would hold up in Court. Me, not so much. Continue reading
Category Archives: Family Law Articles
Private Judge Statute
Private Judge Statute. I am a fan.
A recent Continuing Legal Education class taught me about the benefits of using a private judge. A private judge is a retired judge who has registered with the Ohio Supreme Court. The registration states that the judge is willing to serve as a judge according to an agreement entered into by the parties under R.C. 2701.10. The parties must file an agreement in their case in order to be heard by the private judge. The agreement must be signed by all interested parties and by the retired judge who will be hearing the matter. Continue reading
Same-Sex Divorce in Ohio
With the recent changes in federal and Ohio law, LGBT couples are now afforded the same right to marry previously only granted to the union of a man and woman. There is the fair expectation that some of these marriages will similarly end in divorce or dissolution. While many of the legal issues involved in the termination of an LGBT marriage are the same as those traditionally between a man and a woman, there are some important distinctions and issues that need to be addressed.