ASSISTING FAMILIES THROUGH DIFFICULT TRANSITIONS
Sound Strategies For Divorce And Marriage Dissolution
In Ohio, a marriage can be ended one of two ways — divorce or dissolution. A divorce action is a contested matter. It takes the form of a lawsuit in which the two sides address issues they could not resolve on their own, such as division of assets and liabilities, spousal support, custody of children, and visitation rights.
A dissolution, by contrast, is an amicable divorce. It is for couples who have executed a written agreement settling all issues of the marriage, including custody of the children, visitation rights, and division of assets and liabilities.
Whether your divorce is contested or amicable, our lawyers can help you obtain an equitable outcome. Our lawyers have the experience and analytical skills to handle complex assets such as ownership of small businesses. We often work with forensic accountants and other experts who can testify regarding accounting and valuation issues. When necessary, we advocate aggressively for our clients.
Our lawyers are practiced in collaborative law and are available to assist you through a nonadversarial divorce.
We can also help you negotiate a child custody and visitation agreement that meets the best interests of your children. If necessary, we will work with a court-appointed guardian ad litem who will testify about who should have primary custody.
Skilled In The Task Of Dividing Marital Assets
The breakup of a marriage is always tragic, but real effort and goodwill, coupled with professional advocacy, can relieve the emotional trauma. In the absence of a prenuptial agreement, there are no effective techniques to protect assets acquired during the marriage from division. The practical solution is a negotiated property division settlement. But as in other negotiations, no settlement will result if one party refuses to compromise. In that event, a judge will decide on the division of your marital assets.
Transitions From Relationships
Marriage is about relationships. A divorce or marriage dissolution severs one relationship and restructures others. It is painful and difficult, and there are always financial consequences. As your lawyers, we will do as much as we can to ease you through the transition with compassion and put you in the best possible position afterward.
More Information About Divorce
- The divorce and dissolution processes
- Child custody and child support
- Complex asset division
- Spousal support/alimony
To discuss a possible divorce or dissolution of your marriage, reach out to us. From our office in Dublin, we represent clients throughout the Columbus metro area and central Ohio. You may call us at 614-467-4923, or email us specific questions.