Judge refuses lesbians a divorce

Posted on April 11th, 2013 by Patrice Denman

Other marriages of gays dissolved in county court Why was a lesbian couple’s marriage dissolution rejected by a Franklin County judge when the same court granted two gay men a divorce days earlier? That’s the question Laura Christina Thompson and Evangeline Grace Roller are asking after Judge Jim Mason of Franklin County Domestic Relations Court …

Legal Grounds for Divorce

Posted on October 13th, 2012 by Patrice Denman

LEGAL GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE: A divorce may be granted for the following causes: [Based on Ohio Revised Code Section 3105.01] Incompatibility, unless denied by either party. Living separate and apart for one year. Desertion for one year. Either party had a husband or wife living at the time of the marriage from which the divorce …

Lake Domestic Court offers Parenting Seminar

Posted on September 5th, 2012 by Patrice Denman

Education for Divorcing Parents For Our Children Parents are forever . . . Divorce is a very stressful experience for parents and children. Although you may decide to end your marriage, both parents will always need to be part of their children’s lives. You will continue to be a mother and a father for a …

Ohio Judge Refuses To Divorce Lesbian Couple

Posted on September 4th, 2012 by Patrice Denman

Ohio Judge Refuses To Divorce Lesbian Couple |    A Franklin County judge refused to divorce a lesbian couple, citing Ohio’s 2004 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Jim Mason ruled that he could not divorce Laura Christina Thompson and Evangeline Grace Roller because their union had no legal effect in Ohio — though the …

Where to file for my Ohio Divorce?

Posted on August 8th, 2012 by Patrice Denman

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS AND WHERE TO FILE: To file for a divorce or annulment, the plaintiff must be a resident of Ohio for at least six months prior to filing. The county court of common pleas has jurisdiction of all domestic relations matters, and all actions for divorce and annulment shall be brought in the proper county.  …

Divorce

Posted on December 13th, 2010 by Patrice Denman

By Larry Rice This webpage is part of – The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice, 1st and 2nd editions also written by Larry Rice. It is reproduced by permission of the copyright holder, the American Bar Association. DIVORCE Divorce is a part of life in this country. A divorce may be necessary to clear away …

Facebook and Divorce

Posted on July 15th, 2010 by Patrice Denman

Facebook a ‘tool’ for cheating spouses, some say Facebook is mentioned in about 20 percent of divorce cases, according to a survey of more than 5,000 attorneys. STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Facebook responds to the idea of social-networking sites leading to divorces Ken Savage created a website after discovering his wife’s messages with an ex-boyfriend Affairs …

Tax Deduction for Divorce Legal Fees

Posted on April 1st, 2010 by Patrice Denman

Generally, the IRS says no to tax deductions to for a couple who split and incurred legal fees and other costs to obtain a divorce, separation or decree of support. In certain circumstances, however, you might be able to salvage a deduction for the part of the expenses specifically allocable to tax advice in connection …

Divorce and Credit

Posted on September 24th, 2009 by Patrice Denman

Credit and Divorce Mary and Bill recently divorced. Their divorce decree stated that Bill would pay the balances on their three joint credit card accounts. Months later, after Bill neglected to pay off these accounts, all three creditors contacted Mary for payment. She referred them to the divorce decree, insisting that she was not responsible …