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Do’s and Don’ts of Raising a Child After Divorce

You love your children like crazy. But, unfortunately, you’ve fallen out of love with your spouse. You’ve grown apart and the only thing currently keeping you together is your kids. Is staying married for them actually beneficial in the long run? Research says 80% of children of divorce end up adapting well, without seeing a…

Gray Divorce

So you’ve been married for over 40 years. You have children, maybe even grandchildren, who have moved out of the house, and possibly out of town. You’ve retired and have taken on some new hobbies and interests. But the bond you once felt with your spouse has weakened over time and you aren’t content in…

Jay Babbitt: One of the Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America, an esteemed legal publication has named Jay Babbitt in their 24th edition! The first Best Lawyers in America was released back in 1983 as a way for those in the legal profession to rate and review their peers. The 2018 book zeroes in on the top 5% of all practicing lawyers…

5 Things Not to Post on Social Media During a Divorce

Posting about your personal life on social media is generally a risky move. But during a legal situation like a divorce, it’s in very poor taste and could further complicate your circumstances. Copyright: ammentorp / 123RF Stock Photo Here are five examples of what not to post to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn during your…

Divorce on the Decline?

Is the Divorce Rate Dropping? Our sources say? Yes. According to Time Magazine, the divorce rate is the lowest it’s been in almost 40 years. What’s different, you might ask? It’s not because people aren’t getting married. Marriages were on the rise in 2015. So what’s up with all “happily-ever after” going on these days? Let’s…

A Career-Making Moment

On Monday, June 5, 2017, after nearly forty years in practice as a divorce attorney, I was given the opportunity to be admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. In one of the most moving and emotional experiences of my life, I was admitted as part of a group of…

5 Signs Your Small Business is Headed for Divorce

A small business divorce can lead to  big trouble. Here’s what to look out for. Separation was certainly not something you had in mind when you and your spouse started your business — and even if you had considered it, you probably also assumed you’d be able to work things out peacefully between the two…

10 Frequently Asked Questions about Ohio’s Custody Laws

Getting a divorce is stressful enough without having to search endlessly for answers about the custody of your children. Here’s a helpful list of frequently asked questions and answers to help you know what to expect as you navigate Ohio’s custody laws. Copyright: lawren / 123RF Stock Photo 1. How is child custody determined in…

Until Divorce Do Us Part: A Quick Guide to a Joyful Split

We do not often think of divorce a celebratory occasion, but it does not have to be all bad. For many individuals, divorce can lead to a much happier and satisfying chapter of life. If you and your spouse have to part ways, why not make it the healthiest experience possible? Even if your spouse…

Tactics for Obtaining Custody from a Narcissist

Navigating a custody battle with a narcissistic spouse is at the top of the list for stressful splits. Maybe your spouse will never accept blame, is endlessly combative, or consistently manipulates situations involving you and your child. Whatever strategies your narcissistic ex might employ, you can successfully gain custody of your child by proactively following…