Family Law

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Dublin Ohio Family Law Attorneys

Family Law specialists with over 59 years of experience.

For decades, the attorneys at Lawrence Law Office have assisted clients with family law conflicts. Our team understands that family law disputes are not like other disagreements. Emotions can run high, and the two sides to the dispute often will stay in contact going forward, so reaching an amicable resolution is often ideal.

Our experience in family law is deep and broad. We have helped couples divorce, adopt children, and draft prenuptial agreements. Please contact us if you have a question.

Adoption

Helping clients adopt is one of the great benefits of working in the family law field. However, adoption is rife with pitfalls and stress. Many clients also need time to identify which type of adoption they prefer:

  • Foster care adoption
  • Step-parent adoption
  • International adoption
  • Domestic adoption
  • Open adoption
  • Closed adoption

For example, open adoption—where the birth mother maintains some sort of contact with the child—has become increasingly popular. However, open adoption is not for everyone, and we will carefully walk parents through the relevant considerations before settling upon an adoption method.

Divorce & Dissolution

Breaking up a marriage is hard to do. Couples can have many disagreements, especially when there are accusations of infidelity or domestic violence. Often, tensions can be eased by using different techniques, such as mediation, which aims to bring men and women onto the same page. However, where agreement is not possible, we aggressively fight for our clients’ rights in court.

Our Dublin Ohio family law attorneys have helped countless men and women finally obtain a divorce decree. Whether you have been married for decades or only a year, we can shepherd you through the process.

Child Custody

Child custody fights can be some of the most emotional cases we take. So much is on the line, especially when one parent intends to move halfway across the country if they receive custody. Often, custody is not a “winner take all” proposition, but divorcing couples must work hard to develop a parenting plan that encourages each parent to maintain strong bonds with their children.

We can also help unmarried men and women establish paternity, which is often necessary before a man has parental rights—or the responsibility to pay child support.

Division Of Marital Property

Ohio’s laws regarding the division of marital property are complex. Many disputes break out, including over what property qualifies as “marital” and how much each spouse should get. Generally, property you obtained while married is subject to division. Our attorneys can analyze whether the property is marital or separate, and we can help value it.

The attorneys at Lawrence Law Office will also advise clients about what marital property they should seek. For example, not everyone should fight to get the family home, which can be very expensive and time-consuming to maintain.

Modification & Enforcement

Conflict rarely ends after the court issues a divorce decree. Instead, many issues can arise in the following years:

  • Modification. You might need to change child custody, child support, or spousal support orders based on changed circumstances. If you retired or lost a job, for example, you might be seeking more or less support.
  • Relocation. When the parent with custody wants to relocate, the other parent is rightly concerned with maintaining a relationship. Custodial parents need a court’s permission before they can move, and our lawyers can help clients seeking permission or fighting any relocation.
  • Enforcement. A divorce decree is not a recommendation. It lays out each side’s responsibilities after divorce. Unfortunately, some men and women flagrantly violate a judge’s orders and refuse to pay support or allow visitation. We can go into court and seek enforcement of an order.

Please reach out to a Dublin family law attorney today to review your options regarding modification and enforcement.

Grandparent Visitation

Grandparents only have limited visitation rights under Ohio law—but it is still possible to get time with your loved ones. Please contact our firm to review whether you can seek a court order for visitation, or whether you can negotiate visitation with the parents without going to court.

Prenuptial Agreements

Couples can avoid many of the conflicts that arise during a divorce if they have a proper prenuptial agreement in place. Our clients use these agreements to determine what property is marital, set spousal support, and decide whether to pay for their children’s college education.

Client Reviews

Had free consultation. Advice given was taken, and resulted in change of mind in the other/opposing party. We therefore did not need to retain. Should opposing party resume original opinion, we will retain.

Kit

I was in a terrible custody dispute with my ex. I was very upset and afraid of my ex. Rodd listened to everything I said and remembered everything I said. He was aggressive in court and used the information I gave him very well. We won the case and my ex has backed off.

anonymous

I wanted an easy divorce from my wife. She wanted a fight. Rodd and I discussed fair terms for a dissolution. Because he was pro active and stayed on top of the case, my wife and I finally reached an agreement and had a dissolution. I highly recommend Rodd.

anonymous

I hired Linda Lawrence because I have a business and I wanted to protect it in my divorce. Linda is top notch and knows about business finance and assets. I was able to keep my business and not have to pay my wife anything from it. Hire her.

Linda

I hired Linda Lawrence because I needed an aggressive attorney. Linda was able to stand up against the other attorney and was very aggressive in court. It was an expensive divorce case, but that was because the other attorney was very aggressive and Linda was very thorough. I had great results in my case and highly recommend Linda.

Joy
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The Lawrence Law Firm Advantage

With a combined 60 years of experience, our attorneys can fully advise our clients of their options at resolving a dispute. We can analyze how a judge will resolve an issue and devise creative solutions that keep our clients out of court.

Please contact us today to discuss your case in a confidential setting.

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Our Practice Areas

Family Law

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...

Divorce

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...

Contempt and
Enforcement and
Post divorce

When working through your divorce with an Ohio family law attorney, chances are your divorce agreement made allowances for child support. spousal support or

Business owner
divorce

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...

Child Custody

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...

High Asset
Divorce Cases

Helping With Child Custody, Visitation & Support Updates Or Modifications Sometimes circumstances substantially change after a divorce and require parents to revisit an existing...

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