Welcome to the Beth Silverman & Associates Family Law Blog

Through this blog we hope to provide a better understanding of the processes and laws relating to divorce, dissolutions, custody, support and juvenile court matters.


The information and materials on this blog are provided for general informational purposes only and are not intended to be legal advice. The law changes frequently and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Being general in nature, the information and materials provided may not apply to any specific factual and/or legal set of circumstances.  No attorney-client relationship is formed nor should any such relationship be implied. Nothing on this blog is intended to substitute for the advice of an attorney, especially an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. If you require legal advice, please consult with a competent attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.

Spousal Support Will No Longer Be Tax Deductible in 2019

Until the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, spousal support payments were tax-deductible to the payor and taxable income to the payee. Now, that will change. For all spousal support orders entered after December 31, 2018, spousal support will no longer be...

Contested Custody Cases in Hamilton County, Ohio

Many of our clients find themselves confused about the path their case might take through court if they are unable to decide upon the custody arrangements for their children via a negotiated agreement. This blog post will explain the process for a contested custody...

When Can The Child Decide?

When discussing issues of custody and parenting time, a very common question is “at what age does my child get to decide where he or she lives” or alternatively, “when can my child decide when he or she wants to see the other parent.”  There is a common misconception...