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Ohio parents keep eye on same-sex couple's adoption case

LGBT families in Ohio are keeping a close watch on a case in another state involving a foster child who lives with a same-sex couple A Utah judge recently ordered the infant removed from the couple's home, saying that the child should be placed with a heterosexual couple. Both parties are licensed foster parents with no history of abuse. The biological mother of the child had previously given her approval for the couple to adopt the child in question. Amid state and national outcry, the judge has amended the language of the previous ruling.

Who can collect survivor benefits from an ex-spouse?

Division of assets is one of the most divisive issues in family law. Premarital assets that have become comingled during the course of a marriage may be placed into question. When most people think of asset division, the focus may be on real property. However, assets can take on various forms. One such form is survivor benefits.

Removing the stigma from male victims of domestic violence

For many Ohioans, domestic violence creates a vision of a male abuser and a female victim. However, this image is not always true. Men are often overlooked as victims of abuse. All victims of domestic violence should find some solace in the knowledge that the protection of the law is available to all victims of abuse, regardless of gender.

Foster parent adoption

One of the happiest days in courthouses across the state of Ohio are when judges get to preside over adoptions. An adoption is the solidification of a new family. Many utilize the private adoption agencies to find a child. Sometimes foster caregivers endeavor to adopt a child that they are caring for. The state of Ohio has specific laws for families that desire to adopt a child in the foster care system.

Marriage to Lachey is Simpson's worst financial mistake?

Breaking up is hard to do. This is especially true when there are major assets that must be divided between two people. Money is a major source of arguments during the course of many relationships and marriages. These battles take on greater intensity when two people decide to divorce.

Ohio parents cough up casino winnings to pay back child support

When a court orders a parent to pay child support, it does so with the best interest of the child in mind. Therefore, when a non-custodial parent is either late sending child support payments or does not pay at all, it is the child whose best interests are affected. In order to address this issue, authorities across the United States have a number of ways in which to enforce a child support order and to collect the child support payment.

Unpaid child support can land a delinquent parent in jail

If a court orders a parent to pay child support, it always does so with the best interest of the child in mind. Therefore, if a non-custodial parent does not comply with a child support order, the law considers that the person has committed an offense. In child support delinquency cases, both under Ohio and federal laws, courts take strict action against delinquent parents, including ordering the delinquent parent to serve time in jail.

Stepparent adoption can be a smooth process

Ohio residents would agree that adoption is sometimes a necessity, particularly in the event that a person marries a person who already has children. On such an occasion, an individual may need to adopt the child of the new spouse. At that time, an adoptive parent may have questions regarding the legal requirements as well as the possible consequences of a stepfather or stepmother adopting the child. In that type of situation, it may be a good idea to contact an experienced Ohio attorney who can provide legal advice in all adoption-related matters.

Who is eligible to adopt a child in Ohio?

Adoption is a blessing to many childless couples. In Ohio, more than 2,500 children are waiting to be adopted. The good news is that more than 1,000 children are finding new homes with foster and adoptive families each year. Adoptive families include not only foster families but also biological relatives of the eligible children. So how does an individual in Ohio start his or her adoption journey?

Representation for complex family law matters in Ohio

Many Canton residents are embroiled in lawsuits that involve different aspects of family law. The subject of these lawsuits may include divorce proceedings, allegations of domestic violence, child support, child custody cases or a variety of other family law matters. Experienced legal representation may be the key to success for people who are struggling through these issues. Over the last decades, attorney Jason P. Reese has successfully represented many Canton residents in such cases.

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