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Child Custody, Visitation and Support in a Columbus Divorce

Posted on April 25, 2016, Child Custody and Visitation

Child Custody, Visitation and Support in a Columbus DivorceWhat is Parenting Time, and How Do the Courts Decide How Much Time A Child Spends With Each Parent? Here in Columbus, and throughout Ohio family law courts have established the base rule that it is in the child’s best interest to spend as much time as […]

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What is a Collaborative Divorce in Columbus, and Why Should We Consider It?

Posted on April 22, 2016, Collaborative Divorce

What is a Collaborative Divorce in Columbus, and Why Should We Consider It?Collaborative divorce in Columbus is an effective option to end a marriage that provides dignity, a systematized approach and limits on expenses that many former spouses find attractive.  Collaborative divorce is a “non-adversarial” process, and both parties and their attorneys enter into a […]

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Dissolution in Columbus When You Have Retirement Accounts, Investments and other Substantial Assets

Posted on April 22, 2016, Dissolution

Dissolution in Columbus When You Have Retirement Accounts, Investments and other Substantial AssetsDissolution in Columbus is an option for many local residents to consider when approaching the end of a marriage.  Dissolution is an alternative to divorce and requires the parties to be in complete agreement on every issue contained in the divorce paperwork known as […]

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What Options Do Divorcing Couples Have in Columbus?

Posted on April 21, 2016, Dissolution Divorce

What Options Do Divorcing Couples Have in Columbus?What options do divorcing couples have in Columbus?  Ohio has four legal vehicles to terminate a marriage, three of which may involve the Collaborative Divorce process: Dissolution (With the Collaborative Divorce process utilized, or without this process) Uncontested Divorce (With the Collaborative Divorce process utilized, or without this […]

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Who Should Be Interested in a Collaborative Divorce in Columbus Ohio?

Posted on April 21, 2016, Collaborative Divorce

Who Should Be Interested in a Collaborative Divorce in Columbus Ohio?Who should be interested in a collaborative divorce in Columbus Ohio?  A “collaborative divorce” may not be perfect for every situation (e.g., where there has been domestic violence, abuse, serious mental illness), but I personally believe it is the best option available for most couples […]

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Seeking Modifications to a Columbus Ohio Child Support, Custody or Spousal Support Order

Posted on April 20, 2016, Post Decree Modifications

Modifications to a Columbus Ohio Child Support, Custody or Spousal Support OrderIs it possible to seek modifications to a Columbus Ohio child support, child custody or spousal support (alimony) order?  There are many reasons to consider a post-decree modification to orders that were generated during your divorce or dissolution here in Central Ohio.  In some cases, it […]

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How is Parenting Time Split Between Parents in a Columbus Ohio Divorce or Dissolution?

Posted on April 20, 2016, Child Custody and Visitation

How is Parenting Time Split Between Parents in a Columbus Ohio Divorce or Dissolution?Divorce Courts here in Columbus and Central Ohio are focused upon the best interests of the child.  Ohio Courts believe it is in the best interest of a child to spend “quality time with each parent” on a regular basis, and this […]

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What is a QDRO in a Columbus Ohio Divorce or Dissolution?

Posted on April 19, 2016, Divorce Property Settlements

What is a QDRO in a Columbus Ohio Divorce or Dissolution?A QDRO is the abbreviation for a “Qualified Domestic Relations Order.”  The QDRO is part of the property division orders contained with a Columbus Ohio divorce or dissolution settlement.  A QDRO relates to the retirement account or pension fund which as  a marital asset may […]

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Will I Receive Spousal Support or “Alimony” in my Columbus Ohio Divorce Case?

Posted on April 19, 2016, Alimony or Spousal Support

Will I Receive Spousal Support or “Alimony” in my Columbus Ohio Divorce Case?I am often asked: “Will I receive spousal support?”  Spousal support, also commonly referred to as “alimony”, is a common challenge in a Columbus Ohio divorce.  Many dissolutions, and divorce cases involving spouses with equivalent incomes do not involve  spousal support.  However, cases […]

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Valuation of a Professional Practice or Business Interest in a Columbus Ohio Divorce

Posted on April 18, 2016, Business or Professional Practice

Valuation of a Professional Practice or Business Interest in a Columbus Ohio DivorceWhat happens when one of the spouses owns an interest in a closely-held business or a professional practice during a Columbus Ohio divorce?  What are the central issues in these cases? The primary concern in divorces that include substantial assets such as a […]

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