William Geary has been practicing law since 1979 and concentrating in Family Law (divorce, dissolution, custody, child support, spousal support --alimony-- and post decree issues) since 1997. Listed in Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and rated A-V by Martindale Hubbell, Mr. Geary is admitted to practice before the courts of the state of Ohio, the U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and the Supreme Court of the United States. His firm concentrates solely in family law matters.
Most of the questions about emancipation, which we receive in our practice, seem to be from 17-year-old questioners. The following are some notes regarding emancipation in Ohio, including how it impacts child support obligations.
Division of assets and debts may sound easy, but it is often not easy at all. These are the tax effects of property division and debt division in divorces and dissolutions.
Although Ohio will no longer permit the creation of common-law marriages in our state, older common-law marriages and common-law marriages from other states or countries may be recognized.
While alienation of affections is no longer a ground for action in many jurisdictions, it still survives in some states.
There are sometimes orders, from the courts, regarding supervision of a parent or relative’s time with a child or the children. There are different reasons for imposition of supervision and different types of supervision.