Divorce and Dissolution

Pros and Cons of Divorce Mediation

Posted Date:August 19, 2014 | Categories:

Columbus Ohio Divorce Mediation

In Dublin, Ohio, divorce lawyers know that the Franklin County Domestic Court usually suggests parties attend mediation. This is especially true when custody is at issue in the divorce. Mediation is a process where a neutral third party, the mediator, facilitates communication and negotiation. The goal of mediation is to help the parties reach an agreement. Both parties work together, with the help of the mediator, to develop solutions. Mediation sessions last approximately 1 to 2 hours.  The number of sessions required to complete mediation depends on many different factors including the complexity of the issues and the communication styles of the parties. 

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Getting a divorce in Columbus, Ohio: Do you need a lawyer?

Posted Date:August 5, 2014 | Categories:

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The Value of Divorce Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio

Divorce is a complex, emotional, time-consuming process. In Ohio, a marriage can be ended through a divorce or a dissolution. A divorce action is usually a contested proceeding that is initiated by the filing of a complaint. That means the parties are unable to agree on everything when terminating their marriage. In a divorce, the Court helps determine following issues: custody of their children, the full division of their assets, child support, spousal support, or other related subjects. Divorce proceeding require an understanding of legal issues and the ability to navigate the court system.

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Getting a Divorce in Ohio: What You Need to Know

Posted Date:July 23, 2014 | Categories:

Getting a Divorce in Ohio

Divorce is the legal end to a marriage and it settles issues regarding assets, debt, and child custody. You can get a divorce in the State of Ohio if you or your spouse has been an Ohio resident for at least six months. You or your spouse must also have been a resident of the county you are filing in for at least 90 days. You may file a “complaint” for divorce in the domestic relations division of the local common pleas court.


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Understanding How Military Pension Is Divided in a Divorce

Posted Date:July 18, 2014 | Categories:

How Military Pension Is Divided in a Divorce

In a divorce, money and the children are often the most important issues in question. Military divorces can be especially complicated because military relationships are marked by frequent moves and prolonged deployments. Furthermore, the non-military spouse in a divorce is often unemployed or underemployed, which could make the service member responsible for spousal support after the divorce.

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3 Ways to Terminate a Marriage in Ohio

Posted Date:July 9, 2014 | Categories:

Ways to Terminate a Marriage in Ohio

Marriage is a personal and spiritual relationship, but when you get married, you also enter into a legal contract. If you’re having relationship troubles and your marriage is in question, you might be wondering exactly what your options are when it comes to bringing the marriage to an end. There are three ways to terminate a marriage in Ohio: divorce, dissolution, and legal separation.

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How to Determine Business Valuation in a Divorce

Posted Date:June 24, 2014 | Categories:

Determine Business Valuation in a Divorce

The appraisal of a Business or Professional Practice is a complex matter. To properly determine the overall value of the business, it is essential to gain access to all of the financial records related to the business. Access to the chief operating officer or principal of the business and often to the business’ accountant is often very important. Then selecting an appropriate business or professional practice appraiser is almost always needed.

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What is an Uncontested Divorce?

Posted Date:June 17, 2014 | Categories:

What is an Uncontested Divorce

Divorce cases do not always need to be contested in court.  When an amicable agreement can be reached on all issues, the parties can either arrange for an uncontested divorce or for a dissolution.  The issues that need resolution include, when applicable:

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5 Tips for Finding the Right Divorce Attorney in Columbus, Ohio

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Having to go through a divorce can be a very stressful and overwhelming process; however, with the right lawyer guiding you along the way, the process can be much more comfortable.  To assist you in selecting the right lawyer for you and your specific case, consider these 5 tips:

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Our New Approach to Blogging

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This month marks a new approach to our Blog and we will be adding new material every week.  Our first blog in June will provide tips on finding the right divorce attorney in Central Ohio.  We will also provide information on uncontested divorces, how to determine business valuations and what you need to know about Spousal Support (formerly called Alimony) when getting divorced.   Every week, we will try to provide you with important information that can give you guidance in family law situations that you may encounter.

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