Divorce Attorney in Franklin County

Compassionate Legal Support for Marriage Dissolution - (614) 426-8720

If you are considering divorce or are currently in the throes of this difficult legal battle, you deserve caring, affordable legal assistance. I understand that it is challenging to reach the decision to bring your marriage to an end—which is why I am here to guide you through the process.

Why Choose My Divorce & Dissolution Firm?

  • Effective & Affordable Representation
  • Compassionate and Knowledgeable Counsel
  • Quick and Peaceful Solutions
  • Free, 30-Minute Consultation to Discuss Your Case

I understand how emotionally and physically taxing a divorce can be on everyone involved, which is why it is my goal to ensure your case is resolved as amicably as possible. I believe in building strong relationships with my clients, especially during their time of need.

Call (614) 426-8720 or email me today to schedule your free 30-minute consultation.

Know Your Legal Options

While you may feel alone during this stressful time, we are here for you. No matter how many questions or concerns you may have, it is our job to ensure you feel confident about your divorce case.

There are various types of divorce I handle include:

  • Dissolution
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Contested Divorce

An uncontested divorce occurs when a couple agrees on a majority of divorce terms but still needs assistance from a judge to completely agree on the terms of their divorce. This type of divorce is often faster than contested divorces and is more affordable. A contested divorce occurs when one or both partners do not agree to the divorce terms, so the terms of the separation must be resolved before a judge or magistrate. This process can take anywhere between a year and 18 months.

What Is a Dissolution of Marriage?

In the State of Ohio, a dissolution of marriage is considered a non-adversarial, no-fault process used to legally end a marriage. A dissolution of marriage is more affordable and faster than contested and uncontested divorces, but it is only ideal for those who can amicably reach an agreement on divorce issues.

Such matters include:

  • Division of property
  • Allocation of marital debt
  • Allocation of parental rights and responsibilities

A dissolution of marriage has the same legal effect as a divorce but avoids conflict and confrontation between the two divorcing individuals.

Filing Requirements & Procedure

If you are considering a dissolution of marriage, you or your spouse must be a resident of the State of Ohio for at least six months prior to filing the petition. However, before this petition is filed, you and your spouse must sign a separation agreement that allows for the division of all real and personal property and covers spousal support requirements, parental rights, and any other issues related to marriage.

The separation agreement must be attached to the petition, which needs to be signed by both parties and filed in a court within a county where one or both spouses reside. Once the petition is filed, a hearing date is established by the court. If the judge approves, a judgment of dissolution will be entered—making the dissolution an order of the court.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Do not wait until you are feeling completely overwhelmed by the divorce process to hire a Franklin County divorce lawyer. Contact my office today to schedule a free 30-minute consultation. I am here to discuss your specific situation prior to determining the best plan of action.

Use the online form or call (614) 426-8720 to reach my office today for a free 30-minute review of your case.