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At Bailey & Gunderson, our attorneys help people going through some of life's most difficult challenges. We bring our experience, skill and creativity to every case, taking on all types of Family Law including Divorce, Bankruptcy, Probate and Estate Planning issues.  Learning that most people ask the same questions - this blog is our way of providing some general legal information.  Feel free to contact our Cincinnati Law Offices to discuss your specific situation. 

Are you an older individual considering divorce or a dissolution of marriage?

There are several unique issues to consider for those older individuals deciding whether or not to terminate his or her marriage. Such individuals may already be retired.

How are you going to support yourself if you are retired? Will you receive spousal support, and for how long? Do you keep the house, and will you have to give up your interests in other assets in order to do so? Will your retirement plans have to be divided?

The attached article provides additional points to consider for those older individuals considering a divorce or dissolution of marriage ---o OLD COUPLE FIGHTING facebook  Divorcing During Your Senior Years

This insight into the law is provided by MICHAEL S BAILEY, ESQ. of the law firm of Bailey & Gunderson Co., L.P.A., with offices in Norwood, Western Hills and Anderson Township. Phone: (513) 631-0022.

The deadline date to file your income tax returns for 2017 is fast approaching.  This is a reminder to our prior and current clients who pay or receive spousal support of the income tax consequences.

You should review your court order for spousal support and consult with your income tax preparer or attorney about your obligation to report the spousal support you received in 2017 as income, or if you can deduct your spousal support payments paid in 2017 from your other income.

It's important to note that spousal support is different from child support.  Child support received is neither taxable as income nor deductible from your other income if you pay child support.

This insight into the law is provided by the attorneys at Bailey & Gunderson Co., L.P.A., with offices in Norwood, Western Hills and Anderson Township.  Phone: (513) 631-0022.

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Creditors do not have an unlimited amount of time to pursue collection of debts owed them.

 Ohio’s statute of limitations is six (6) years regardless of the type of debt.  The time limit is counted from the date the debt becomes overdue or from the date the borrower last made a payment, whichever date occurred more recently.  If it has been more than six (6) years, a creditor cannot sue the borrower for debt collection purposes.

Have further questions for this issue?  Please call our office.  We are here to help you.statute limitations1
 

This insight into the law is provided by the attorneys at Bailey & Gunderson Co., L.P.A., with offices in Norwood, Western Hills and Anderson Township.  Phone:  (513) 631-0022.

 

 

Do you have questions about child support and how child support may affect benefits you receive for a special needs child? 

The attached article from the Ohio Bar Association has some useful information on this topic.  If you have a friend who may need information on this topic, please forward this information to him or her.

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A recent study found that 2.9 million children were living with their grandparents. As more parents become unable or unwilling to care for their children, grandparents are increasingly filling this role.  Some grandparents decide to adopt their grandchildren to formalize their legal relationship with the grandchildren and to eliminate any custody disputes with the parents.

What rights do the non-adoptive grandparents have to see their grandchildren? The answer is there are few rights allotted to the non-adoptive grandparents. 

Courts have held that an adoption is a statutory proceeding that “creates a nonbiological parent-child relationship through the severance of the biological parents’ legal and natural rights to a child.” 

Some courts have further held that the adoption resulted in the non-adoptive grandparents being legal strangers to their grandchildren because their rights were derivative of the rights of their child, and the adoption terminated their child’s parental rights to the grandchildren. 

These courts further held that the biological relation in and of itself does not entitle the non-adoptive grandparents to any visitation rights, and that the adoptive grandparents had the right to deny visitation to the non-adoptive grandparents.

If you find yourself in a similar situation, the advice of an attorney is recommended.

This insight into the law is provided by the attorneys at Bailey & Gunderson Co., L.P.A., with offices in Norwood, Western Hills and Anderson Township.  Phone:  (513) 631-0022.bcbf1cbfc68203aa05ed073bb0883502 grandparents rights grandchildren1