Divorce and Dissolution

Understanding Divorce Procedures in Ohio

Posted Date:April 29, 2016 | Categories: ,


Completing a divorce in Ohio can require going through numerous court hearings, participating in court-ordered counseling, and engaging in several rounds of negotiation with your soon-to-be ex. These processes play out over the course of at least three months and can be roughly grouped into the steps of filing, cooling off, securing pretrial orders, negotiations and mediation, and trial. Each divorce proceeding follows its own unique course, however, so having advice and representation from a caring and knowledgeable family law attorney can help you achieve your best outcomes at each step.

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Preparing Your Children for a Divorce

Posted Date:April 15, 2016 | Categories: , ,


No matter how necessary and beneficial in the long term, a divorce creates stress and challenges that can only be minimized, never avoided. The end of a marriage can be especially tough on the children, who may blame themselves for their parents’ problems and may respond in unhealthy ways to sudden changes in their family life and living situations.

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Understanding When You Should File for Divorce

Posted Date:March 20, 2016 | Categories:

when your should file for divorce

Only you can decide when a marriage is so broken that the best thing to do is end the relationship. That written, knowing the legal grounds Ohio recognizes for granting a divorce can help you understand if you will be able to have a court approve your request to be free of your spouse. You will also benefit from knowing how to avoid a lengthy court battle if both you and your partner agree that dissolving the marriage makes sense.

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Steps to Take When You Want a Divorce but Your Spouse Doesn’t

Posted Date:March 19, 2016 | Categories:

When you want divorce but your spouse doesnt

Concluding a series of amicable agreements over how to divide property, share child care duties, and provide ongoing financial support following a mutual decision to end a marriage is the goal in each case handled by the Dublin, Ohio, divorce attorneys with Edward F. Whipps & Associates. We know from decades of combined experience, however, that such outcomes are not always possible. Contested divorces initiated by one spouse are common and, often, contentious.

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How Does Divorce Effect My Taxes?

Posted Date:March 14, 2016 | Categories:

How divorce effect taxes


This is one of the most frequent questions the Dublin, Ohio, divorce attorneys with Edward F. Whipps & Associates hear. Specific answers depend on each client’s circumstances, but we are happy to share the following basic information regarding how divorce affects taxes. Knowing generally what to expect will help spouses start planning as soon as possible to avoid financial shocks and hardships.


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Situations When You Should Hire a Family Law Attorney

Posted Date:March 10, 2016 | Categories:

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 Regardless of any specific reason you might have for thinking about hiring a family law attorney, you should do so when you require expert, objective advice and representative in legal disputes that involve your spouse, domestic partner, parent, or child. An attorney who can see past the emotional issues raised in disputes over marriage, custody, financial security, and mental fitness will help you identify your options and work toward achieving your best outcomes.

The types of cases a dedicated Dublin, Ohio family attorney with Edward F. Whipps & Associates can assist you with include

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Meeting Your Divorce Attorney For the First Time

Posted Date:February 18, 2016 | Categories:

Meeting With Divorce Attorney

It is important to get the very most out of the first meeting with your divorce attorney, so preparing for the meeting should be a top priority for you. Your individual circumstances will dictate, to a large degree, how to prepare for this first meeting. For instance, a client in a domestic violence situation will have vastly different needs from a client who is seeking a collaborative divorce process.

With this said, there are a few basics that everyone seeking a divorce can come to that first meeting prepared to provide, in terms of information, and questions to ask your attorney. This first meeting is the time to start building your collaborative relationship with your attorney. The better prepared you are at this first meeting will result in keeping costs down and facilitating the overall process.

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How Long Does it Take to Finalize a Divorce in Ohio?

Posted Date:February 15, 2016 | Categories:

Divorce in Ohio

The unequivocal answer to “how long does it take to finalize a divorce in Ohio,” is it depends. And what it depends upon is the story of how long it will take to finalize the divorce. One thing is certain, no divorce will be finalized until all the issues – property, debt, child custody, child support and spousal support – have been resolved. For planning purposes, you can expect that it will be several months to more than a year before the divorce is final.

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How Personality Disorders Effect Divorce Procedures

Posted Date:January 17, 2016 | Categories:

Divorce Procedures

Personality disorder added to the emotional trauma of divorce can result in a difficult divorce.  To begin, a clear understanding of what constitutes a personality disorder is helpful.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders categorizes personality disorders into three broad categories, with between three and four disorders in each category. Psychology Today states “personality disorder can be diagnosed if there are significant impairments in self and interpersonal functioning together with one or more pathological personality traits. In addition, these features must be (1) relatively stable across time and consistent across situations, (2) not better understood as normative for the individual’s developmental stage or socio-cultural environment, and (3) not solely due to the direct effects of a substance or general medical condition”. 

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How to Make the Transition from Married to Single Smooth and Easy

Posted Date:January 10, 2016 | Categories:

Transition from Married to Single

Making the transition from married to single can be difficult, but there are ways to reduce the emotional stress.  Here’s some advice on how to ease the transition.

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