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The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in Columbus Ohio and Central Ohio Courts

By:  Attorney Haley Holmberg A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is either a private attorney or a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). CASA participants play a role identical to a GAL but are community members that are extensively trained for the volunteer position. The role of the Guardian Ad Litem is to represent the best interests […]

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Juvenile Division of Domestic Courts in Columbus and Central Ohio

By:  Attorney Haley Holmberg The domestic courts of Ohio are divided into two subdivisions: Domestic Relations Division and Juvenile Division. The first decision to make when filing with the court is which subdivision you need to file in. The Juvenile Division hears all matters involving juveniles. A juvenile is defined as any individual under the […]

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HOW TO HANDLE THE HOLIDAYS – A DIVORCE ATTORNEY’S PERSPECTIVE

The holidays can be a particularly difficult time of year for clients whom have children growing up in split parent homes. Every year we attempt to inform our clients about how to best handle the holidays after a divorce or dissolution. This year, instead of informing our clients on what to consider, we have compiled […]

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Five Things to Know Before Running a Credit Report on You or Your Spouse in Connection with a Divorce

Five Things to Know Before Running a Credit Report on You or Your Spouse in Connection with a DivorceFive Things to Know Before Running a Credit Report on You or Your Spouse in Connection with a Divorce Why should I be concerned about running a credit report on you or your spouse in connection with […]

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How Does Business Ownership Affect a Divorce in Columbus and Central Ohio?

How Does Business Ownership Affect a Divorce in Columbus and Central Ohio?How is a business ownership interest or professional practice handled in a Columbus or Central Ohio divorce?  Many operating agreements attempt to establish an unreasonably low values for the business ownership interest.  For example, a physician’s practice may establish the ownership value of each […]

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Child Custody Relocation Cases in Columbus and Central Ohio

Child Custody Relocation Cases in Columbus and Central OhioThere has been a significant increase in child custody relocation cases in Columbus and Central Ohio over the past few years.  This is often due to an increase in social media and internet dating sites, as well as the ease with which one can make contact with past acquaintances […]

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Can an Unmarried Mother Take her Child and Leave Ohio?

Can an Unmarried Mother Take her Child and Leave Ohio?Can an unmarried mother take her child and move out of Ohio without the consent of the baby’s father?  While this is a complex legal question, the simple answer begins with “yes, unless the father of the child asserts his rights and paternity under Ohio law and gets […]

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Post Divorce Decree Modifications to Support or Custody in Columbus and Central Ohio

Post Divorce Decree Modifications to Support or Custody in Columbus and Central OhioHow do you get spousal support, child support or child custody orders modified after a divorce decree or dissolution in Columbus and Central Ohio?  Generally speaking, in post divorce decree modifications the Court will be looking for what is legally described as a “significant change in the Status […]

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Property Division in a Divorce Isn't Simply a 50% Division of All Assets

Property Division in a Divorce Isn’t Simply a 50% Division of All AssetsProperty division in a Columbus divorce doesn’t simply mean dividing every marital asset in half and dividing it between the former spouses.  Part of the art and experience our attorneys bring to the table are the creative solutions necessary to achieve a fair […]

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Spousal Support in Columbus and Central Ohio

Spousal Support in Columbus and Central OhioSpousal support in Columbus and Central Ohio divorce cases is much less of a formula-driven process than child support.  Judges have a much broader discretion as to when or if spousal support is to be awarded.  The experience and expertise of the lawyer you select to represent you in […]

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