Clifton Divorce & Family Law Lawyer, Ohio


Michael A Sheets Lawyer

Michael A Sheets

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Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Juvenile Law
Experienced, Aggressive Representation in all Criminal and Family Law matters.

With 25+ years in practice, Sheets Law Offices, LLC is ready to assist clients in SouthvWest Ohio with all of their Criminal, Probate, Family Law and ... (more)

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John D. Poley Lawyer

John D. Poley

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Accident & Injury, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Real Estate

John D. Poley is a practicing lawyer in the state of Ohio. Mr. Poley received his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law.

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937-223-9790

Aaron Paul Hartley Lawyer

Aaron Paul Hartley

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Divorce & Family Law, Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody, Custody & Visitation
Ohio Super Lawyer, AVVO Clients' Choice Award

Attorney Aaron P. Hartley was born and lives in Kettering, Ohio, Aaron graduated from Wright State University, where he majored in Philosophy and mino... (more)

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937-312-9130

Frank Anthony Malocu Lawyer

Frank Anthony Malocu

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Accident & Injury, Criminal, DUI-DWI, Traffic, Divorce & Family Law

In 1991, I established my own Legal Practice here in the Dayton area and began representing clients with a wide range of legal problems. Since then, I... (more)

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Bradley Nathaniel Jeckering Lawyer

Bradley Nathaniel Jeckering

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General Practice

Born & raised in Dayton, Ohio, attorney Brad Jeckering always knew that he wanted to fight for the rights of regular folks. Brad graduated from Chamin... (more)

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800-949-7320

Barbara Ann Cabot Roubanes Luke Lawyer

Barbara Ann Cabot Roubanes Luke

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Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury, Lawsuit & Dispute, Juvenile Law

We care about our clients and work hard to find the right solution to your particular needs. We look for more than just a legal strategy; we look at ... (more)

Jeffrey Eugene Buskirk Lawyer

Jeffrey Eugene Buskirk

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Divorce & Family Law, Social Security, Estate Administration, Wills & Probate
Jeffrey E. Buskirk & Associates is a law firm practicing domestic law, social security, and probate.

My name is Jeff Buskirk. I have practiced divorce, dissolution, and custody law and social security disability law since 1989 in Grove City, Ohio. We... (more)

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800-279-9050

Jeffrey Paul Compton Lawyer

Jeffrey Paul Compton

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Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate

Based in Grove City, Jeffrey P. Compton has made a commitment to client service trusted by individuals throughout Central Ohio. Using his more than 20... (more)

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800-604-1390

Tonya Shur VanBenschoten Lawyer

Tonya Shur VanBenschoten

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Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy & Debt, Wills & Probate, Child Custody, Collaborative Law

Tonya handles all aspects of family law- divorce, dissolution, separation, custody and support. She has extensive experience with each element from... (more)

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Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Bankruptcy & Debt, Accident & Injury
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LEGAL TERMS

ACKNOWLEDGED FATHER

The biological father of a child born to an unmarried couple who has been established as the father either by his admission or by an agreement between him and t... (more...)
The biological father of a child born to an unmarried couple who has been established as the father either by his admission or by an agreement between him and the child's mother. An acknowledged father must pay child support.

BEST INTERESTS (OF THE CHILD)

The test that courts use when deciding who will take care of a child. For instance, an adoption is allowed only when a court declares it to be in the best inter... (more...)
The test that courts use when deciding who will take care of a child. For instance, an adoption is allowed only when a court declares it to be in the best interests of the child. Similarly, when asked to decide on custody issues in a divorce case, the judge will base his or her decision on the child's best interests. And the same test is used when judges decide whether a child should be removed from a parent's home because of neglect or abuse. Factors considered by the court in deciding the best interests of a child include: age and sex of the child mental and physical health of the child mental and physical health of the parents lifestyle and other social factors of the parents emotional ties between the parents and the child ability of the parents to provide the child with food, shelter, clothing and medical care established living pattern for the child concerning school, home, community and religious institution quality of schooling, and the child's preference.

IRREMEDIABLE OR IRRETRIEVABLE BREAKDOWN

The situation that occurs in a marriage when one spouse refuses to live with the other and will not work toward reconciliation. In a number of states, irremedia... (more...)
The situation that occurs in a marriage when one spouse refuses to live with the other and will not work toward reconciliation. In a number of states, irremediable breakdown is the accepted ground for a no-fault divorce. As a practical matter, courts seldom, if ever, inquire into whether the marriage has actually broken down, and routinely grant a divorce as long as the party seeking the divorce says the marriage has fallen apart. Compare incompatibility; irreconcilable differences.

MINOR

In most states, any person under 18 years of age. All minors must be under the care of a competent adult (parent or guardian) unless they are 'emancipated'--in ... (more...)
In most states, any person under 18 years of age. All minors must be under the care of a competent adult (parent or guardian) unless they are 'emancipated'--in the military, married or living independently with court permission. Property left to a minor must be handled by an adult until the minor becomes an adult under the laws of the state where he or she lives.

ADOPT

(1) To assume the legal relationship of parent to another person's child. See also adoption. (2) To approve or accept something -- for example, a legislative bo... (more...)
(1) To assume the legal relationship of parent to another person's child. See also adoption. (2) To approve or accept something -- for example, a legislative body may adopt a law or an amendment, a government agency may adopt a regulation or a party to a lawsuit may adopt a particular argument.

DEPENDENTS BENEFITS

A type of Social Security benefit available to spouses and minor or disabled children of retired or disabled workers who qualify for either retirement or disabi... (more...)
A type of Social Security benefit available to spouses and minor or disabled children of retired or disabled workers who qualify for either retirement or disability benefits under the program's rigorous qualification guidelines.

NEXT OF KIN

The closest relatives, as defined by state law, of a deceased person. Most states recognize the spouse and the nearest blood relatives as next of kin.

NO-FAULT DIVORCE

Any divorce in which the spouse who wants to split up does not have to accuse the other of wrongdoing, but can simply state that the couple no longer gets along... (more...)
Any divorce in which the spouse who wants to split up does not have to accuse the other of wrongdoing, but can simply state that the couple no longer gets along. Until no-fault divorce arrived in the 1970s, the only way a person could get a divorce was to prove that the other spouse was at fault for the marriage not working. No-fault divorces are usually granted for reasons such as incompatibility, irreconcilable differences, or irretrievable or irremediable breakdown of the marriage. Also, some states allow incurable insanity as a basis for a no-fault divorce. Compare fault divorce.

COMMON LAW MARRIAGE

In some states, a type of marriage in which couples can become legally married by living together for a long period of time, representing themselves as a marrie... (more...)
In some states, a type of marriage in which couples can become legally married by living together for a long period of time, representing themselves as a married couple and intending to be married. Contrary to popular belief, the couple must intend to be married and act as though they are for a common law marriage to take effect -- merely living together for a long time won't do it.