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Columbus Divorce Lawyer

The termination of marriage is a legal process that brings with it momentous decisions and significant change. If you are facing divorce or dissolution in Ohio, it is important to consult with an attorney who is experienced in these matters.

With more than 30 years of combined experience practicing family law in Ohio, our attorneys have handled numerous divorce and dissolution cases, guiding clients through the process and helping them make sound, informed decisions. We understand the future is at stake and will work hard to protect your rights and your future.

Contact us today online or by telephone at 614-428-0515 or toll free at 866-604-3844 to discuss your case with an experienced Columbus divorce attorney.

Divorce And Dissolution In Ohio

There are many different issues to address in the termination of a marriage. Who keeps the house? Who has custody of the children? Who gets the retirement accounts? We can help you answer these questions and others concerning the equitable division of property, spousal support (alimony), and issues affecting your children such as visitation rights and child support.

In Ohio, termination of marriage can be achieved through two legal processes, divorce and dissolution:

  • Divorce is a lawsuit commenced by one spouse against the other. In a divorce, couples may agree on many issues, or have sharp, contentious disagreements. In either case, disagreements must be resolved through negotiation or decided by judges. In many cases, divorce disputes can be resolved in an amicable, cost-effective manner through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and collaborative law.
  • Dissolution is generally faster, less expensive and less contentious than divorce. Also, a dissolution puts decision-making in the hands of the people involved, not judges. In order to obtain a dissolution, couples must agree on every legal issue related to the termination of the marriage such as property division, alimony and child custody. In a dissolution, only incompatibility needs to be stated as the legal ground.

When working with us on the termination of your marriage, it is important to know that you have options. Though we do not back away from aggressively pursuing your case in court if necessary, we also understand that this is not usually the best way to resolve your conflicts. We are highly trained in negotiating a case prior to filing for divorce so that your marriage can be terminated with a dissolution instead of a divorce. There are a number of methods we have been trained to use that will put you in the best position of resolving your case without resort to highly expensive and time consuming litigation, such as Collaborative Law, Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation. These methods can often be less stressful, less time consuming, and less costly than going through the trial process at court. More importantly, there is often much less anger and hostility when the parents are working together toward a peaceful termination of their relationship, which results in children who are mentally healthier and more easily adjusted to their new family situation.

We understand that in divorce or dissolution, every family's situation is different and no one solution will be right for everyone. With this in mind, we will work with you to tailor a solution that will best meet your unique needs.

Contact A Dublin Marriage Dissolution Attorney

If you are seeking legal guidance for a divorce, dissolution or other family law issue, we are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 614-428-0515 or toll free at 866-604-3844 to discuss your case with an experienced Columbus divorce attorney.

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Anthony Delligatti, Jr.
Partner
Bobbie Corley O'Keefe
Partner

Carlile Patchen &
Murphy LLP

366 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Toll Free: 866-604-3844
Local: 614-428-0515
Fax: 614-221-0216

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