Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ohio Supreme Court Publishes Interactive "Planning for Parenting Time: Ohio’s Guide for Parents Living Apart"

The Ohio Supreme Court has published an interactive guide entitled "Planning for Parenting Time: Ohio's Guide for Parents Living Apart." According to the Court's news release, this guide is "child-centered" and "provides guidelines for parenting time schedules... and customized options and ideas to structure parenting time based on the child’s age, the level and civility of the parents’ interaction and the daily schedule parents and children maintain." Specifically, the guide "contains at least 20 different parenting time options with sample schedules, tips, and pros and cons of using each option. The guide also covers how to handle holidays, vacations, and school breaks as well as modifying plans to account for long-distance parenting and relocations." The Court plans to send a print version of this guide to all Ohio domestic relations and juvenile court judges, as well as all legal aid organizations.  Text taken from Cleveland Law Library Weblog.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Standardized Domestic Relations Forms Proposed

The Ohio Supreme Court has proposed 23 standardized forms so litigants not represented by an attorney can meaningfully participate in many family law related proceedings in domestic relations and juvenile courts such as divorces, dissolutions, legal separations, and parenting plans.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Baldwin's Ohio Practice - Criminal Law

New features and recent developments in the 2012-2013 pocket parts include:
  • Coverage of State v. Williams, 2011-Ohio-3374, 129 Ohio St. 3d 344, 952 N.E.2d 1108, 1112 (2011), which held that Ohio's 2008 statutory revised scheme for classification of sexual offenders could not be applied to persons convicted of sexual offenses before the effective date of the statute.

  • Discussion of Perry v. New Hampshire, 132 S. Ct. 716, 181 L. Ed. 2d 694 (2012), in which the U.S. Supreme Court help that the Due Process Clause does not require a preliminary judicial inquiry into the reliability of an eyewitness identification when the identification was not procured under unnecessarily suggestive circumstances arrange by law enforcement.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Local Government Law - Municipal

New features and developments in the 2012-2013 pocket parts include:
  • Discussion of RC 709.451 and 709.452, under which municipal corporations may merge without employing a commission to draw up a statement of the conditions of the merger.  See Section 2:39

Ohio Juvenile Law 2012 Ed. (Baldwin's Handbook Series)

New features and recent developments in the 2012 edition include:
  • A new discussion of the effect of a juvenile's age in assessing constitutional challenges to a statute.  See Section 4:4.
  • Coverage of recent legislaton (RC 2152.122(B)) authorizing the "reverse transfer" of a case from criminal court back to juvenile court for disposition under certain curcumstances. See Section 17:9.
  • Coverage of the Ohio Supreme Court's decision in the case of In re C.P., 2012-Ohio-1446, 2012 WL 1138035 (Ohio 2012), in which the court held unconstitutional some of the  registration and notification requirements imposed on juvenile sex offenders by RC 2152.86.  See Section 6.5.
  • Discussion of recent legislation (RC 5152.51 to 5152.59) governing the determination of a juvenile's competency to stand trail. See Section 19:3
  • Coverage of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions holding that the constitutional right to effective assistance of consel extends to plea negotiations.  See Section 19:5.