Denise Cook


When does Child Support Terminate?

Ohio Revised Code §3119.88 sets forth the circumstances under which a child support obligation should terminate. These circumstances are as follows: • The child reaches the age of 18 and has graduated from or no longer…more
 /  Family Law

How is Child Support Determined?

Child support is determined on a case-by-case basis using a calculation provided in the Ohio Revised Code §3119.022 and §3119.023. In my experience as a domestic relations attorney in the Cleveland/Akron area, the information…more
 /  Family Law

How is spousal support determined?

Unlike child support, there is no specific calculation for spousal support. Ohio Revised Code §3105.18 sets forth fourteen (14) factors to be considered by the Court in determining whether spousal support is appropriate and…more
 /  Family Law

What is Spousal Support?

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §3105.18, spousal support (or what was formerly called alimony) is a payment made directly to either a spouse or to a third party for the benefit of a spouse (ie. direct payment of a mortgage)…more
 /  Family Law

What is a Guardian ad Litem?

A Guardian ad Litem is an attorney, psychologist or social worker who has been appointed by the Domestic Relations or Juvenile Court to represent a child in a legal proceeding and/ or to advise the Court as to what they believe…more
 /  Family Law

What are Temporary Restraining Orders

A Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) is a court order that prohibits one or both of the parties from doing certain things during the pendency of a case…more
 /  Family Law

What are the Grounds for Divorce in Ohio

In order to obtain an Ohio Divorce, the court must find that there are statutory grounds to terminate your marriage. The grounds for divorce in Ohio are set forth in Ohio Revised Code §3105.01 and are divided into two (2)…more
 /  Family Law

The Difference between a Dissolution and a Divorce

The Difference between a Dissolution and a Divorce…more
 /  Family Law
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