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Family Law Attorneys In Westerville, Ohio

Ohio Family Law Attorneys Serving Clients in Westerville, Ohio

Legal issues involving families in Ohio can be difficult, complicated, and emotional. At the Lawrence Law Office, we know how important it is to have an attorney on your side throughout the case who is experienced and compassionate. From financial issues in a divorce case to matters concerning child custody and parentage, the experienced Westerville Ohio family law attorneys at our firm are here to assist you with your case.

 

Types of Family Law Matters We Handle for Westerville Clients

At the Lawrence Law Office, we know that family law issues can vary widely, and we also know that no two cases are exactly alike. The dedicated Westerville family lawyers at our firm approach each case based on the particular facts and circumstances, and we tailor our strategy to meet your family’s needs. The following are just some of the types of family law cases our firm handles in Ohio: 

  • Divorce;
  • Adoption;
  • Paternity;
  • Prenuptial agreements;
  • Family mediation;
  • Grandparent visitation;
  • Spousal support or alimony;
  • Child custody;
  • Same-sex family law issues;
  • Enforcing divorce orders, including child custody and support orders;
  • Post-divorce decrees; and
  • Modifications of existing court orders.

Divorce Issues in Westerville Ohio

Our family lawyers in Westerville routinely assist clients with legal issues pertaining to divorce under Ohio law. From the early stages of planning for divorce and filing for divorce to handling post-divorce decrees and modifications, our firm is here to assist you. We have experience handling a wide variety of complex divorce matters, such as high asset divorce and property distribution, divorce for business owners, distribution of retirement accounts in divorce, and handling commingled assets.

We are also here to help with questions or concerns you have about the enforcement of a premarital or prenuptial agreement, locating hidden or concealed assets in a divorce case, rights and responsibilities concerning spousal support or alimony, and modifying existing alimony orders.

Child Custody and Westerville Family Law

Child custody cases in Westerville are some of the most emotionally difficult and complex cases we handle. Although some parents are able to put aside differences for the benefit of their children, we know that contentious child custody cases are common. Our Westerville family lawyers want to ensure that your child custody case goes as smoothly as possible and that you are able to exercise your parental rights once the case is finished. We work with married and unmarried parents in child custody cases, and we also assist parents with paternity cases when they are seeking child custody.

We can discuss the best interest of the child factors with you today and can help you to understand how an Ohio court may be likely to allocate parental rights and responsibilities.

Prenuptial Agreements in Westerville

Part of our family law practice involves representing clients in drafting and enforcing prenuptial (or premarital) agreements. Prenuptial agreements can be beneficial for parties of all economic backgrounds who are planning to get married since they can outline rights and responsibilities concerning property in the event of a divorce. Generally speaking, prenuptial agreements can include terms concerning any and all property, and you may be able to include information about spousal support or alimony. However, you should know that prenuptial agreements cannot include any terms concerning child support or general support and care for any children from the marriage.

Ohio is also distinct from other states in that it does not recognize postnuptial agreements, or agreements made after the date of the marriage. Accordingly, if you want to enter into an agreement with your partner about how assets and debts will be divided in a divorce, or what assets are off-limits in a divorce case, you need to do so prior to the date of your marriage.

Modification and Enforcement in Westerville Family Cases

Circumstances can change after your divorce case, and it may be necessary to seek a modification of spousal support, child support, or child custody. In some cases, it also may be necessary to ask the court to enforce an existing order when the other party has not paid child support or adhered to other court orders.

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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Contact a Westerville Family Law Attorney Today

Do you have questions or concerns about a family law matter you are facing? Do you need legal representation in your family law case? One of the experienced and compassionate family law attorneys in Westerville at our firm can begin working with you today on your case. Our firm has years of experience serving clients in Ohio family law cases. Contact the Lawrence Law Office to learn more.

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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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