Family Law

At Slater & Zurz, we will discuss the fees for our services during a free consultation, based on the type of divorce or dissolution you choose to pursue.

How to get a Divorce in Ohio

The first step in the divorce process is to file a divorce complaint with the court. In Ohio, it is called filing a formal complaint against the other party. You could also file a petition for dissolution of the marriage, which means there are few or no issues left to resolve between you and your …

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Calculating Child Support

Child support is now commonplace in Ohio and every other state.  It is enforced by the county in Ohio, as every county must have a child support enforcement agency. It can be an agreed-to amount of support by the parents themselves, as long as it is in the children’s best interest.  The reason for the …

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grandparents visitation rights in Ohio

How Grandparents Get Visitation Rights to See Their Grandchildren in Ohio

Grandparents must file with the court (usually the domestic relations division of the Court of Common Pleas) to get grandparents visitation rights.  In three instances, grandparents legal rights are statutorily protected in Ohio: When married parents terminate their marriage or separate. When a parent of the child is deceased. When a child is born to …

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Address Confidentiality Program for Domestic Violence Victims

For at least the fourth time, Ohio lawmakers are attempting to pass an Address Confidentiality Program for domestic violence victims. The legislation would permit individuals and children who have been victims of abuse, intimidation, stalking and harassment, many who have relocated in an attempt to escape their assailant, to keep their identity secret. If these …

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