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, spousal support or child support. A dissolution on the other hand, is when the parties agree on the terms of the separation.
There are benefits to filing for divorce, rather than dissolution. Specifically, divorce puts restraining protections in place on the party’s assets and debts. This means that if one party controls the finances he or she is restricted from moving the money while the divorce is pending. In a divorce, you can also ask the court for temporary orders to provide income and parenting plans until the divorce is finalized.
Common Divorce Questions We Can Answer
- What types of issues are resolved in a divorce?
- How long does divorce take?
- How much will divorce cost?
- How do we resolve custody, visitation, property, and other issues?
- Who determines how our division of property?
- How does divorce affect our debt?
- How does custody work with divorce?
- Do the courts decide parenting time?
- How much child support will I have to pay?
Call 740-363-0990 now to set up a consultation with the divorce attorneys at the Lawrence Law Office in Columbus & Delaware. Ohio.
Contested Divorce in Ohio
If you are considering filing for divorce, but have concerns that the anger and bitterness which often accompany the end of a marriage, will have a detrimental effect on you or your children, you want a lawyer who will work to find a creative and collaborative solution to your legal needs.
At our offices in Columbus and Delaware, our divorce lawyers emphasize creative solutions to divorce and dissolution issues that allow men and women throughout the area to terminate a marriage, but retain a positive working relationship with an ex-spouse. Though we will ensure that your interests are protected, we do not start with the assumption that the end of your marriage is the beginning of a battle. We will not take a situation that can be resolved amicably and make it adversarial. We emphasize negotiation, mediation and a collaborative approach as alternatives to the emotional and financial costs of divorce litigation. In most cases, some of the issues in a divorce can be settled through negotiations.
Not all issues, however, can be resolved through negotiation. When necessary, we will pursue all avenues within the adversarial system, including trial, in order to best protect your interests and your rights. We are not scared of the courtroom and will not back down on important issues. Our two decades of trial experience has given our divorce attorneys a reputation in the community as aggressive advocates for our clients.
Contact our Divorce Attorneys Today
With offices in Columbus and Delaware, the Lawrence Law Office provides legal solutions to clients throughout Ohio including New Albany, Westerville, Worthington, Powell, Dublin, Lewis Center, Shawnee Hills, Hilliard, Upper Arlington, Marysville, Sunbury, Ostrander, Waldo, Plain City, Centerburg. If you want a dedicated and experienced attorney to help you resolve your divorce or family law matter, call our offices at 740-363-0990 to arrange a confidential consultation.