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December 8, 2017
Senate Tax reform

The Senate Passed it’s Version of Tax Reform

The Senate passed it’s version of tax reform just before 2:00 a.m. Saturday by a slim 51 to 49 vote. This week the House and Senate Conference Committee will try to work out the differences. President Trump has said he will sign tax reform legislation before the end of the month. Since passing tax reform is likely more difficult to […]
November 3, 2017
Tax Bill

Tax Bill

I have reprinted below the exact language of the proposed change to the tax law regarding the deductibility and/or inclusion of spousal support payments. The proposed law provides as follows: “this section shall apply to- (1) any divorce or separation instrument (as defined in section 71(b)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as in effect before the date of […]
November 22, 2016
The Hague Convention

The Hague Convention: International Recovery of Child Support and Family Maintenance

A Brief Overview of the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance and Its Application The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance was concluded on November 23, 2007 with the purpose of building on existing Hague Conventions and other international instruments, specifically, the United […]
October 3, 2016

Military Pension Division – Major Change Looming

This is being posted on behalf of Steve Lynch and the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Member Community. Family law practitioners who handle military divorces should be aware of a proposed revision to the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (“FSPA”), 10 U.S.C. § 1408, that may go into effect later this year. The change would mandate use of a single formula nationwide […]
September 13, 2016

NSCS: Ned Price – The Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on The Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance Today, the President signed the instrument of ratification for the Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. This Convention contains numerous groundbreaking provisions that, for the first time on a global […]
February 29, 2016

How to Split Child’s College Funds during Divorce

In many divorce cases there arises an issue with regard to how to address and/or divide the children’s “college funds.” These college funds which many time are held in accounts established under the Ohio Uniform Gift to Minors Act( or UTMA) and can be a source of contention as well as source of funds which a parent may wish to […]
February 18, 2016

International Child Custody Case | Columbus Family Law

Gottfried Law Successfully Stays Federal Court Proceedings in Minette v. Minette Pursuant to the Younger Abstention Doctrine In what appears to be a rare instance in which the federal court has applied the Younger Abstention Doctrine in a Hague Convention case, Gottfried Law has successfully petitioned the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio to stay its federal court […]
September 22, 2015

Lesbian Adoption Granted, Refused by Alabama Supreme Court

The Alabama Supreme Court in the case of E.L. v V.L has refused to recognize an adoption granted to a lesbian woman in 2007 by a Georgia court. The Alabama Supreme Court ruled on Friday in a per curiam decision with one dissent, report Reuters, Al.com and the Associated Press. The woman who adopted the three children, conceived by her […]
September 15, 2015

International Child Custody Case | Columbus Family Law

Gottfried Law acts as Lead Counsel for Dominguez in a recent international child abuse case. Custody disputes are often a serious result of a divorce case. It becomes very complicated when a parent removes a child or children from the home country and crosses into a foreign country without the other parent’s consent. This is where Gottfried Law comes into […]
August 28, 2015

Parent Cannot View Records of Alleged Child Abuse Investigation

In a recent Supreme Court decision regarding confidentiality of Children Services Records, the court held that a parent cannot view records of alleged child abuse investigation. As reported by Kathleen Maloney of the Supreme Court in the Case of State ex rel. Clough v. Franklin Cty. Children Servs., Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-3425, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that The records […]
August 12, 2015

Facebook Reviews for Gottfried Law Firm

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July 26, 2015

Talking Prenups With Clients: 6 Tips – Family Law Columbus

Talking Prenups With Clients: 6 Tips – By Kimberly Foss of Empyrion Wealth Management Many of my clients walk down the aisle with the security of a prenuptial agreement. Because the foundation of my work with clients is to plan for an unknowable future and ensure that they are prepared financially for whatever life throws at them, I almost always […]