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Delaware Family Law Attorney

Family Law specialists with over 59 years of experience.

At the Lawrence Law Office, our Delaware family law attorneys are skilled, effective advocates for clients. With six decades of combined experience, 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 post-judgment requests for modification. We encourage alternative means of dispute resolution, looking for ways to resolve disputes outside of the courtroom. When alternative means are not in our clients’ best interests, our divorce lawyers in Delaware, Ohio will aggressively fight for them in court. We will also reach out to our network of experts that include CPAs, financial planners, and more to fully understand every aspect of your case, which is particularly helpful in cases that involve a high net worth divorce and complex issues. When necessary, those experts can also testify on your behalf in court. 

If you have questions about your family law rights or your legal options, we are more than ready to help. Call our law firm today to schedule a strictly confidential initial consultation with a top Central Ohio family lawyer. 

Common Family Law Legal Issues

People often think that family lawyers solely help people through the divorce process. It is true that many family lawyers, including our firm, help many couples through the divorce process, but there are other legal issues involved in family law, as well. These legal issues include:

  •       Divorce
  •       Child custody
  •       Property division
  •       Paternity
  •       Guardianship
  •       Name changes
  •       Domestic violence
  •       Termination of parental rights and adoption
  •       Emancipation

If you have a family legal issue, our family law attorneys can help you through it.

Divorce In Ohio

We understand the emotional roller coaster you may be experiencing when faced with a divorce. During a time of uncertainty, you need experienced legal counsel to help you get back on your feet. Our law firm’s Delaware, Ohio family law attorneys have more than two decades of experience helping clients gain a fresh start.

When you select the Lawrence Law Office, we will apply our legal skills and years of experience to protect your best interests at every turn possible. Our legal team has a network of experts including psychologists, financial experts and counselors available to help you address your family law needs, relating to:

Child Custody In Ohio

Child custody is another main issue that arises in families and while decisions are made during the process, issues still come up after a divorce, or between unmarried parents. For example, if an unwed father wanted to file a child custody dispute with the court, he would first have to establish that he was the father. Child custody issues also arise once a divorce is over, such as when the original order needs a modification. It is always recommended that you work with a family law attorney when you have a child custody issue.

Addressing Family Law Needs from Central Ohio, Columbus, & Delaware

We understand the emotional roller coaster you may be experiencing when faced with a divorce. During a time of uncertainty, you need experienced legal counsel to help you get back on your feet. Our law firm’s Delaware, Ohio family law attorneys have more than two decades of experience helping clients gain a fresh start.

When you select the Lawrence Law Office, we will apply our legal skills and years of experience to protect your best interests at every turn possible. Our legal team has a network of experts including psychologists, financial experts and counselors available to help you address your family law needs, relating to:

  • Divorce and dissolution
    • In our divorce practice, we work with clients at all stages of a marital breakup, from the initial filing to post-judgment requests for modification. We encourage alternative means of dispute resolution, looking for ways to resolve disputes outside of the courtroom. When alternative means are not in our clients’ best interests, our divorce lawyers in Delaware, Ohio will aggressively fight for them in court. We help clients with the full range of divorce cases, including marital dissolutions and military divorce. No matter the circumstances of your case, our Central Ohio law firm will help you find the best path forward.
  • Property division
    • Many divorcing and separating couples run into conflict over property rights. Our Delaware, OH family lawyers have the skills and knowledge to assist you with the full range of property issues—from negotiating an alimony settlement to performing a comprehensive business valuation. We have helped many Ohio couples navigate the additional complexities associated with high-asset divorce.
  • Business valuation
    • All divorce cases have the potential to become complex, but this is particularly true when a business is involved. Before deciding what to do with the business, it first must be valued. Our skilled attorneys can help with this process by reaching out to our network of experts that include appraisers, CPAs, business brokers, and more. Once the business is valued, we will then help you determine your goals for the business, whether you want to divide it between you and your spouse, sell it, or relinquish it in exchange for other assets. These decisions are not easy. Our attorneys can provide the sound legal advice you need at this time, and will ensure your best interests are protected.
  • Military divorce
  • High-asset divorce
    • Divorces that involve a high net worth, either for one or both parties, are especially complex. You may face issues such as dividing significant real estate property, complex investment and savings accounts, stocks, company-linked benefits, such as stock options, trust holdings, inheritances and more. Our skilled attorneys, as well as the network of experts we regularly rely on to provide additional professional advice, will identify all property, accurately value your assets, and advise on the equitable property distribution laws of the state and how they will affect your case.
  • Child Custody
    • Nothing should come before you and your relationship with your children. Child custody & visitation cases are among the most complex, sensitive types of family law disputes. Our law firm is focused on helping parents and other relatives find effective solutions that truly protect their rights. We can help you with all types of custody and visitation cases, including custody modifications, child relocations, paternity actions, and grandparent rights. If you have any questions about your parental rights, please do not hesitate to contact our Delaware family law attorneys for immediate assistance.
  • Adoption; including stepparent and relative adoptions
    • Adopting a child can be a joyous, wonderful experience. At the same time, the legal process can be stressful. It can be complicated, even overwhelming for families. Our Delaware, OH family law attorneys have the skills and knowledge to handle the full range of adoption proceedings. We help families with private adoptions, agency adoptions, step-parent adoptions, grandparent adoptions, and international adoptions.
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Alimony
  • Custody concerns of unmarried parents
  • Modification and relocation

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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Taking the Time to Address Your Ohio Family Law Conflicts

No two divorces are the same. When you work with our law firm, we will take the time to get to know you and your individual story. We are committed to helping you determine up front the most effective way to address your family law concerns. You deserve personal attention from a top attorney. Among other things, our Delaware family lawyers are prepared to: 

  • Conduct a comprehensive, confidential review of your case;
  • Answer all questions you have about your legal rights and family law options;
  • Gather all relevant evidence and information and handle all paperwork; and
  • Craft a family law strategy focused on getting you the best outcome. 

We Help Delaware Families Find Amicable, Low-Conflict Solutions

Going through a family law dispute can be emotionally difficult. Most people want to find a workable solution that limits conflict and preserves relationships. Our Delaware family lawyers can help. As an alternative to trial, mediation is a non-combative process designed to help disputing parties resolve their differences with the help of a neutral third party. Family law attorney, Linda Lawrence is a certified mediator with extensive experience helping disputing parities find common ground to resolve their differences.

Our law firm also has a strong background in collaborative law. Similar to mediation, this type of dispute resolution provides an alternative to litigation. However, instead of working with a neutral mediator, each side is represented by their own family law attorneys. Nothing is done in secret. Both sides meet together with their legal counsel to try and resolve family law issue outside of a courtroom.

While we strive to help our clients find amicable and reliable answers, we will never let your legal rights take a backseat. Our Delaware family lawyers are always prepared for litigation. If necessary, we are more than prepared to advocate aggressively to protect your legal rights or your family law interests. 

Call Our Delaware, OH Family Lawyers for Immediate Assistance

At the Lawrence Law Office, our Delaware family law attorneys are experienced, solutions-driven advocates for our clients. We are always focused on helping people find amicable resolutions to family law issues. At the same, our lawyers are more than ready to fight to protect your rights and your family. When you work with us, you can take comfort in the fact that we can also connect you to financial planners, CPAs, business brokers, appraisers, and more so you can understand the full financial picture and clearly set your own goals accordingly. Contact us today for a strictly confidential, no obligation initial consultation. We serve communities throughout Delaware County, including Columbus, Dublin, Powell, Westerville, Sunbury, Liberty, Berkshire, Berlin, Orange, and Trenton. 

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Dedicated to our Clients Throughout Ohio

Our dedication to our clients and thorough preparation of their cases has ended in positive results for many individuals. With offices in Delaware and in Columbus, we offer our divorce and family law assistance to those located in New Albany, Westerville, Worthington, Powell, Dublin, Lewis Center, Shawnee Hills, Hilliard, Upper Arlington, Marysville, Sunbury, Ostrander, Waldo, Plain City, Centerburg as well as Franklin County, Delaware County, Marion County, Morrow County, Union County and Knox County. Contact us today at 614-228-3664 to schedule a confidential consultation.

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