Practice Areas

Adoption

Helping Families From Delaware & Columbus, Ohio One of the most fulfilling roles an attorney plays is to help families grow through the adoption process. This is also one of the most complicated areas of the law. Every detail has to be addressed in the children’s best interests. At the Lawrence Law Office, we are...

Child Custody l Columbus Ohio Child Custody Attorney

Helping With Child Custody, Visitation & Support Updates Or Modifications Sometimes circumstances substantially change after a divorce and require parents to revisit an existing child custody order. Whether a child custody dispute has occurred or the needs of the children or parents have changed, it is important to seek out experienced counsel to help you handle...

Contempt and enforcement

When working through your divorce with an Ohio family law attorney, chances are your divorce agreement made allowances for child support. spousal support or both. In the event your ex-spouse fails to make these payments as ordered by the court, it is possible to file to have them held in contempt of court in order...

Dissolution

Delaware & Columbus Dissolution Attorneys There are many questions at the conclusion of a marriage. Many couples throughout central Ohio want to bring their marriage to an end in a spirit of cooperation, in the shortest timeframe, and with the lowest cost possible. If you are concerned about an expensive legal battle and wish to...

Divorce Issues for Business Owners

Delaware & Columbus Divorce Attorneys Couples in which one or both spouses are partners in a professional law or medical practice or other small business, face challenges in the division of marital assets during a divorce. There are many complicated divorce issues for business owners in Ohio, including taxation issues and valuing the business. These...

Divorce l Columbus Ohio Divorce Lawyer

Columbus & Delaware, OH Divorce Lawyers In Ohio, there is more than one way to separate from your partner and dissolve your marriage. A divorce is typically a contested proceeding, with each side represented by counsel. Contested means that the parties disagree on one or some of the following: property division, debt distribution, child custody,...

Equitable Distribution

Dividing the marital assets between divorcing people can be one of the most contentious issues during the entire divorce process. Ohio law allows the couple to work together with their attorneys to make their own decisions concerning property division. When this is impossible, as it often is, the court steps in and considers many laws...

Estate Planning

Estate planning is an excellent way to protect your assets and property against future losses to taxes and to make sure your loved ones inherit your treasured items, assets and other property. At Ohio Family Law, our Estate Planning attorneys help people decide how to achieve their goals for property succession after death or management...

Family Law l Columbus Ohio Family Law Attorney

Attorneys for Divorce, Child Custody & More At the Lawrence Law Office, we are committed to helping families in conflict find creative solutions that focus on addressing their goals and protecting the children’s best interests. In our divorce practice, we work with clients at all stages of a marital breakup, from the initial filing to...

Grandparent Visitation

Protecting Children’s Best Interests with Divorce When couples divorce, relatives have a fear that family ties will be shattered. At the Lawrence Law Office, we are committed to protecting children’s best interests throughout the divorce process. As a grandparent, we understand you may worry that your former daughter-in-law or son-in-law will box you out of...

Military Divorce

We Understand Complex Military Divorces Military personnel and spouses of military personnel who are seeking a divorce or dissolution have unique and complex circumstances and need the assistance of an experienced attorney. In military divorces it is critical to understand the various compensation levels and benefits of the parties. The Delaware divorce lawyers of the Lawrence Law Office...

Ohio Family Law Mediation

Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law Linda Lawrence is a Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law, and her extensive experience in family law related legal matters gives her a unique perspective when helping people to resolve complex family problems, and disagreements relating to child custody or visitation (known in Ohio as “parenting time”). Linda is...

OSBA Certified Specialist

What Is A “Certified Specialist” And Why Is This Important ? Linda Lawrence has been recognized as a “Certified Specialist – Family Relations Law.” The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) provides a “specialization program” that allows an attorney to become certified as a specialist in a given area of law. This certification is extended to a...

Paternity issues

Paternity is an important concept that often comes up when discussing legal matters that involve children. For example, before you can pursue custody or visitation rights as a father in the state of Ohio, you must first establish paternity. Likewise, a mother cannot ask for child support from a child’s father until paternity has been...

Post-Divorce

Unfortunately, the final divorce decree does not always mean the end of court intervention in the life of ex-spouses and their children. Issues may arise that cannot be resolved by the parties and they must go back to court to get a resolution. One example is if one or both parties want to have a...

Prenuptial Agreements

Knowledgeable Prenuptial Agreement Attorneys in Delaware & Columbus, Ohio One of the most misunderstood areas of family law is the value that prenuptial agreements can have for couples who want to be on the same page before entering into marriage. Learning about these legal instruments from a knowledgeable attorney can help you make wise decisions...

Relocation After Divorce

Relocating With Children After Divorce Circumstances change and no one’s life stays stagnant after the issuance of a divorce decree or custody order. It is not uncommon for one parent to desire to move with the children out of state. Relocation raises child custody, parenting time and child support issues. At the Lawrence Law Office...

Retirement Assets in Divorce

While divorce is usually an emotional event, there are still many practical issues to take care of. It’s important not to overlook getting a fair share of retirement assets. It’s just as important to realize that these funds are not automatically split in a divorce. A written agreement or divorce court judge divides the retirement...

Same-Sex Couples & Child Custody

Ohio Law Firm Handling Same-Sex Custody Matters Currently, the Ohio Legislature has not yet begun to formally recognize same-sex couples and the real-world situations these partnerships encounter, including couples who are raising a child together. However, that does not mean there are not legal options available for LGBT families. At Lawrence Law Office, we are...

Social Media & Divorce

The Impact of Facebook & Other Social Media Sites on Divorce Our world is connected like never before, and through social media we publicize much of our personalize lives for the rest of the world to see. In Ohio and much of America it is difficult to find anyone who does not have a Facebook...

Spousal Support & Alimony

Spousal Support & Alimony in Ohio In Ohio, alimony or spousal support is not a right or a guaranteed part of any divorce agreement. In fact, spousal support is a very subjective aspect of divorce and what the parties agree to or what a particular judge decides to award can vary greatly. It is important...

Stepparent Adoption

Delaware & Columbus Attorneys Helping with the Stepparent Adoption Process As blended families continue to become the norm in Columbus, Delaware and the rest of Ohio, formalizing family bonds through the use of stepparent adoption has also increased in popularity. Not only can this proceeding be used to ensure a promise to take care of...

Tax issues in divorce cases

Division of property in a divorce means the parties must reach agreements about dividing assets and property, and they also need to decide how to divide liabilities. At the Lawrence Law Office, we know from experience that tax issues in divorce cases are complex and an area of dispute that requires an attorney’s advice to...

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