A significant portion of our gay population in Central Ohio are extremely wealthy. As such, within the gay marriage and divorce thereafter, we expect to see extremely high-end divorces because… CONTINUE
How Are the Ohio Courts Managing Gay Marriage Issues?
I feel very confident within Central and Northern Ohio, as well as with Cleveland. Judges from the middle part of Ohio, on up North, have been excited about this turn… CONTINUE
LGBT Dissolution: The Heart of the Case is Humanity
I remember years back when this was the case that became the reported case on issues of same-sex parenting, my client came to me and asked me if it would… CONTINUE
Are LGBT Cases Unique With Respect to Marital Property Division?
We all stand before the court equally. The ability to get married is now an equal ability, and now the ability to be miserable in the marriage is an equal… CONTINUE
Was There Any Legislative Action After the LGBT ‘Case of Precedent’ in the 1990’s?
No. There has not been legislative action since then. It is simply an issue of determining whether or not, in a gay relationship, or in a straight relationship, the court… CONTINUE
Jennifer Joseph’s Influential Role in the History of Ohio LGBT Family Law
Back in the early to mid-1990’s, I did the reported case in Ohio that found for the first time that the court has to look at, not the sexual identity… CONTINUE
Same-sex Marriage and Divorce in Ohio
Because gay marriage is so new to the State of Ohio, it’s hard to say how a same-sex divorce would differ from a traditional divorce, if at all. The hashtag… CONTINUE
“Extreme Cruelty” as a Ground for Divorce
Extreme cruelty sounds horrible, but it is, in reality, usually a lot more benign than that. For example, “extreme cruelty” could be adultery or emotional abuse, both within the guidelines… CONTINUE
LGBT Issues and Marriage
Our law firm was one of the pioneers in helping form the LGBT custody law in Ohio. Back in the mid-1990’s, I represented a party who had left the marriage… CONTINUE