Howard Divorce Lawyers

Compare 13 top rated Ohio attorneys serving Howard.
Daniel R. Gurtner
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Columbus, OH Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(614) 464-4100 577 S. High St.
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
Capital University Law School
Gurtner Law, LLC is a law firm located in Columbus, OH dedicated to serving the legal needs of people with issues related to divorce/domestic relations/family law as well as consumer bankruptcy and probate.
Anthony William Greco
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Columbus, OH Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(614) 792-7800 6810 Caine Road
Cimmaron Plaza II
Columbus, OH 43235
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, DUI and Family
Capital University
The Law Office of Anthony W. Greco is committed to providing each and every Client with professional, aggressive and practical representation, while being sensitive to the Client’s unique concerns and goals. With more than 20 years of experience as a Columbus Ohio Divorce Attorney and Child Custody Lawyer, our “results driven” firm is equipped with the experience and attitude necessary to deal with each and every issue involved in Divorce, Dissolution, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Grandparent Custody or Visitation, as well as all other legal matters involved in any Family Law case. From the financially complex, “high asset”...
Charles Douglas Lynch Esq
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Mansfield, OH Divorce Lawyer with 44 years experience
(419) 871-8085 6 W 3rd St Ste 200
Mansfield, OH 44902
Free ConsultationDivorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Ohio Northern University
Charles Lynch is a compassionate Ohio family law attorney with 40 years of experience helping people through these complex and frequently emotional times in their lives. His practice areas include adoption, mediation, divorce and separation agreements, estate planning, trusts, custodial arrangements, and more.
Dean Edward Hines Esq
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Columbus, OH Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(614) 228-2680 33 N. Third Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Our firm provides representation in regards to: Family Law, Domestic Relations/juvenile matters, Federal and State taxation, and numerous civil related business matters. Our practice areas and philosophy are fully detailed in my website www.deanhines.com. We have offices in Dayton and Columbus, Ohio. Our firm serves all counties in Southwest and Central Ohio. We pride ourselves in providing aggressive and conscientious representation taking into account the needs and goals of our clients. I have a BV rating from Martindale Hubbell which is an attorney rating service in which you are graded by your peers. We are committed...
Jason F. Barr
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Columbus, OH Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(614) 702-2222 150 E Mound St
Ste 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Capital University Law School
Bankruptcy, Divorce, and Criminal Defense Attorney with the law firm of Barr, Jones & Associates LLP providing legal services in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland, Ohio. We built a better law firm because our clients matter most.
Jennifer Adrienne Nielsen
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Columbus, OH Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(614) 505-5555 1675 Old Henderson Road
Columbus, OH 43220
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Ohio State University - Columbus
As a tough but compassionate attorney, I bring a unique set of skills to family law cases. I understand how difficult facing divorce, child custody disputes, or domestic violence can be, and am dedicated to providing each of my clients with zealous, caring representation throughout every stage of their case. I am committed to making myself available to address the needs of my clients and answer their questions, and will work hard for the most positive result in your case.
Mallory Nicole Land
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Newark, OH Divorce Attorney
(740) 281-1870 Cherry Valley Road SE
Newark, OH 43055
Divorce and Family
Ohio Northern University
Mallory's practice areas include Divorce, Dissolution, Legal Separation, Post-Decree Disputes/Modifications, Relocation Cases, Child Custody Matters, Child Support/Spousal Support Disputes, Pre-Marital Agreements, Juvenile Actions, Grandparent Custody, Domestic Violence/Civil Protection Orders, Adoptions, Visitation, and Parental Alienation. She is also a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem in the Licking County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile and Domestic Relation Divisions. Mallory graduated with her law degree from the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law and received her Bachelor's Degree from Otterbein University. She is an active member of the Licking County and Ohio State Bar Associations and has participated in pro-bono legal...
Nicholas William Yaeger Esq
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Columbus, OH Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(614) 224-4114 580 South High Street
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Divorce, Civil Rights, Family and Juvenile
Capital University Law School
I started my legal career in Columbus by clerking for a prominent firm in 1996. Shortly thereafter, while working my way through undergraduate studies, I attended Capital University Law School where I graduated in the top 10% of my class. I worked for two large firms in Columbus until I settled in with a practice located in Dublin for numerous years. After wanting more freedom to handle cases the way I felt best for my clients, I decided to start my own firm. I know have the freedom to spend the time necessary to make sure...
Ms. Raenell Nagel
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Dublin, OH Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(614) 707-4663 39 West Bridge Street
Dublin, OH 43017
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Boston University School of Law
Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2012, Ms. Nagel has more than 20 years of relevant experience, including roles in a wide variety of non-profit organizations and government agencies. Committed to helping families through individualized estate planning, family law, and elder law services, particularly with respect to special needs trusts and charitable gifts, Raenell also serves the nonprofit and small business communities through expert and affordable legal services. In establishing a private practice, Nagel & Dougherty LLC, Ms. Nagel carefully chose her areas of focus in estate planning, elder law, and nonprofit and small business law to reflect...
Ehren Wesley Slagle Esq
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Columbus, OH Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(614) 228-1144 351 W. Nationwide Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatDivorce, Business, Family and Probate
Capital University Law School
While providing the personal attention of a small firm, our experience, knowledge of the law, qualified/trained staff, and cutting-edge technology, allow us to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services. We use prompt, effective communication and action to assist individuals and small businesses in resolving their legal needs. We provide tailored legal services for complex matters. We advise clients in all phases of their legal issues, including planning, strategies, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation. We utilize a network of affiliated professional consultants, including other attorneys, to provide our clients with specialized counsel in a wide variety...
Gerald Jay Babbitt Esq
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Columbus, OH Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(614) 228-4200 503 S Front St
Columbus, OH 43215
Divorce and Family
Ohio State University - Columbus
Gerald “Jay” Babbitt, a partner at Babbitt & Dahlberg, has spent more than 30 years as an Ohio divorce lawyer earning the respect and trust of his clients along with the central Ohio legal community. Known for his no-nonsense negotiating skills, anyone across the table from Jay knows he has zero tolerance for dishonesty. As a certified OSBA Family Relations Law Specialist, he has a notable track record for securing favorable judgments for his clients, inside and outside the courtroom, primarily for cases involving high income, complex property division, prenuptial agreements, spousal support, child support and child custody. ...
Arianna Atkins
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Columbus, OH Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(614) 485-8248 490 City Park Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
Divorce and Family
The University of Toledo College of Law
I am a Columbus area attorney serving Franklin and the surrounding counties. My practice focuses primarily on Domestic Relations issues, including Child Custody, Divorce, Dissolution, and Adoption.

I have always had a strong interest in helping people and easing their burden in stressful situations. I find great fulfillment in being able to provide my clients a shoulder to lean on during stressful times as well as guidance in navigating the often confusing legal system. I work tirelessly to protect the best interests of my clients and obtain the best results for their case. I love...
Carl McCoy Esq
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Newark, OH Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(740) 345-4545 57 E Main St
Newark, OH 43055
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Capital University Law School
I am Carl McCoy, Attorney at Law. I have provided personalized, competent and affordable legal services to residents of central Ohio for more than 30 years. I assist individuals with issues in family law, probate and estate planning, criminal defense, personal injury law, and other areas where legal help is needed.
Abbie Obenour
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Worthington, OH Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(614) 678-8848 7100 N High Street, Suite 200
Worthington, OH 43085
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Juvenile
Capital University Law School
As a founding and managing partner of a women-owned law firm, attorney Abbie Obenour is particularly interested in efficient practice management, networking strategies for attorneys, women in the profession, and mentorship.

Areas of Practice
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Probate & Estate Administration
Adoption
Assisted Reproductive Technology
Guardian Ad Litem

Education
– Capital University Law School
Honors: Order of the Curia
Honors: Felicia Beth Nektirz Juvenile
Law Fellow with the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy
Honors: Dean’s Award for Public Service
Concentration: Family Law
– The Ohio State University
Master of Public Health
Honors: University FellowshipConcentration:
Health Behavior Health Promotion
– The Ohio State University

Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude
Honors: College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence...
Gregory J McCleery
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Millersburg , OH Divorce Lawyer
(330) 407-1418 31 N Mad Anthony St
Millersburg , OH 44654
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Energy and Juvenile
University of Akron
Attorney Gregory J. McCleery represents clients throughout southeastern Ohio, primarily in the areas of oil and gas, real estate, wills and criminal law. Greg began his career in public service, dealing with a wide spectrum of legal problems. He has also worked extensively with both landowners and drillers in the Marcellus and Utica shale, and served as a title supervisor overseeing an experienced team of title abstractors.
Gregg R. Lewis
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Columbus, OH Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(614) 221-3938 625 City Park Ave.
Columbus, OH 43206
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Capital University
Gregg R. Lewis, Esq. ~ providing experienced legal services for divorce, dissolution, family law, and criminal defense for central Ohio and surrounding areas. Located in the heart of German Village. Visit our website at www.GRLfamilylaw.com for more detailed information about our firm and services provided!
Edward Kirk Esq
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Upper Arlington, OH Divorce Attorney with 46 years experience
(614) 638-3006 1600 West Lane Avenue
Unit 405
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Divorce, Business, Criminal and DUI
Ohio State University - Columbus
Allison Kathleen Tracey Esq
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Columbus, OH Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(614) 228-1144 351 W. Nationwide Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43215
Divorce, Business, Employment and Family
Capital University Law School
While providing the personal attention of a small firm, our experience, knowledge of the law, qualified/trained staff, and cutting-edge technology, allow us to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services. We use prompt, effective communication and action to assist individuals and small businesses in resolving their legal needs. We provide tailored legal services for complex matters. We advise clients in all phases of their legal issues, including planning, strategies, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation. We utilize a network of affiliated professional consultants, including other attorneys, to provide our clients with specialized counsel in a wide variety of...
Mary Ellen Leslie Esq.
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New Albany, OH Divorce Attorney
(614) 855-3126 28 Keswick Dr
New Albany, OH 43054
Free ConsultationDivorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
University of Akron School of Law
Kathryn Lindsay Traven Esq
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Columbus, OH Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(614) 228-1144 21 E State St
Suite 2300
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Capital University Law School
While providing the personal attention of a small firm, our experience, knowledge of the law, qualified/trained staff, and cutting-edge technology, allow us to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services. We use prompt, effective communication and action to assist individuals and small businesses in resolving their legal needs. We keep clients advised in all phases of their legal issues, including planning, strategies, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation. We utilize a network of affiliated professional consultants, including other attorneys, to provide our clients with specialized counsel in a wide variety of legal matters. We assist our...
Robert Bergman Esq
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Reynoldsburg, OH Divorce Lawyer with 50 years experience
(614) 866-5060 2020 Brice Road
Suite 125
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Juvenile
Capital University Law School
I am the chief integral element of the Bergman and Yiangou Law firm. I received my BA from the Ohio State University in 1966, and my JD (Juris Doctor) from Capital University Law School in 1970. I spent a year as an Assistant Attorney General in the Workers' Compensation Section. I have been in private practice since 1972. I am a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations, and a Trustee for the CEC (Consumer Education Coalition).
Ms. Merisa K. Bowers
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Columbus, OH Divorce Attorney
(614) 753-2235 400 S 5th St. Ste 101
Columbus, OH 43215
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Laura Helmbrecht
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Columbus, OH Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(614) 444-6556 502 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Divorce, Family, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Capital University
I have a wealth of experience across a wide range of practice areas. I have over a decade of experience handling criminal, traffic, and family law matters. Clients trust me for personal service, attention to detail and aggressive representation no matter the complexity of their situations. Although I am frequently in court, I remain available for office consultations and client meetings. I am sympathetic to a client's case as it is probably the most stressful time of his or her life. I am trained in dispute resolution and collaborative law and offer alternatives to resolving cases.

Grant Bennett Garverick Esq
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Galion, OH Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(419) 468-5044 126 S Market St
Galion, OH 44833
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Ohio State University - Columbus
Anna Lynn Bates Esq
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Westerville, OH Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(614) 891-2410 827 Eastwind Drive
Westerville, OH 43081
Divorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
Capital University Law School
Pamela Walker Makowski Esq
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Columbus, OH Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience
(614) 245-0488 555 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Christopher Aaron Schmitt
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Wooster, OH Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(330) 439-5080 Liberty Street Commons
146 East Liberty Street, Suite 80
Wooster, OH 44691-4372
Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Capital University Law School
A Family Law Practice limited to: Divorce, Dissolution, Legal Separation, Allocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities, Visitation/Companionship Time, Shared Parenting Plans, Child Support, Spousal Support, Parentage, Post-Decree Enforcement, Adoption, Juvenile Law, and Appellate Law.
Sanjay Kris Bhatt Esq
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Columbus, OH Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(614) 222-4900 2929 Kenny Rd
Suite 225
Columbus, OH 43221
Divorce, Business, Family and Real Estate
Capital University Law School
Representing clients throughout Ohio since 1994. Practice limited to domestic law (custody/divorce/dissolution), criminal law, business transactions and litigation.
Nicholas Robert Grilli Esq
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(800) 339-4618 7 1/2 North High Street
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Canal Winchester, OH Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
Divorce, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Family
Capital University Law School
A Focus on Families
Mr. Grilli is engaged in the general civil practice of law with an emphasis on:

Family law
Divorce
Dissolution
Post-decree matters
Paternity
Child custody
Child Support
Adoption
Oil and gas law
Professional Affiliations
Mr. Grilli is licensed to practice law in all courts of Ohio and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He is also a member of:

The Fairfield County Bar Association
The Perry County Bar Association (past-president and current treasurer)
The Columbus Bar Association
The Ohio State Bar Association
Commitment to Community
Mr. Grilli offers his support to a variety of organizations, including:

Volunteer for free legal clinics in Fairfield and Perry counties
Offers pro-bono corporate counsel services for...
Evan Engler
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Columbus, OH Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(614) 610-9988 7650 Rivers Edge Drive
Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43235
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Real Estate
The University of Toledo College of Law
Richard Lorne Morris Esq
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Columbus, OH Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(614) 476-5252 457 Waterbury Court
Suite A
Columbus, OH 43230
Divorce and Family
Serving clients throughout Columbus and the surrounding areas, Richard L. Morris is a proven family law and divorce attorney. He has been practicing law for 25 years and offers insightful counsel and representation. He handles cases involving divorce, child custody, spousal support, visitation, and much more. Whether you are going through a heated divorce or setting up a complex retirement account, you can turn to his firm for reliable and honest counsel. Attorney Morris prides himself on being responsive, professional, and ethical when serving his clients. He has made it his mission to guide individuals through every aspects of their...
Catherine Mary White Esq
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Columbus, OH Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(614) 571-6228 5 E Long Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Divorce and Family
Thank you for viewing my profile. I primarily practice in the areas of divorce and custody. My office is located in downtown Columbus Ohio. You can view many reviews on Avvo where my clients have posted their experiences. I am a wife and a mom to five amazing children who are all adults now! I strive to offer you an environment where you are comfortable and able to know that I am here to help you get to where you need to be through effective and affordable representation.
Matthew Phillip Cincione Esq
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Columbus, OH Divorce Lawyer
(855) 475-3846 250 E. Broad Street
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Capital University
Matthew P. Cincione is an experienced attorney and a leading litigator in the Columbus legal community.
Andrew Edward Russ Esq
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Gahanna, OH Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(614) 388-9190 1000 Taylor Station Road
Suite G
Gahanna, OH 43230
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Juvenile and Probate
Capital University Law School
Andrew Russ

Columbus Divorce, Custody, and Juvenile Attorney for Men and Fathers

Family Law Attorney for Men and Fathers in Columbus Since 2002

Contact Andrew Russ Law, LLC at (614) 388-9190 for more information or for a free consultation with a Columbus lawyer.

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Voice: (614) 388-9190
Fax: (614) 573-7844
Email: andrewrusslawllc@gmail.com

ANDREW E. RUSS - ATTORNEY AT LAW

Andrew E. Russ represents clients in divorce, custody, juvenile, probate, and realted matters in Columbus, Ohio and throughout Franklin County and Central Ohio. Call us today to discuss the facts of your case with an experienced Columbus attorney.

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Todd Allen Workman Esq
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Ostrander, OH Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(614) 596-9232 3864 State Route 257
Ostrander, OH 43061
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Domestic Violence
University of Dayton
Todd A. Workman has extensive experience in the areas of Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy and Family Law. Todd's guiding concern is to give his clients clear and straightforward advice on complex areas of the law. He believes that a good lawyer makes things as simple as possible for his clients to understand. Todd helps his clients find the most direct path through lifes most difficult times. He firmly believes that every client deserves respect, patience, and compassion. Todd counsels individuals, families, business owners, trustees, executors, and guardians. His previous experiences as an instructor, sales agent, and guardian ad litem serve him well...
Christopher L. Trolinger
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Columbus, OH Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(614) 222-4288 140 E. Town Street
Suite 1070
Columbus, OH 43215
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Chris L. Trolinger was born in Springdale, Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude, having been awarded the Harold Hantz scholarship given to the most outstanding philosophy student in the Philosophy Department. He received his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2008 and awarded the Arthur James Seelye Small Business Law Award for excellence in business law. During law school, he served as Chief Symposium Editor on the Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal and was a member of the Jessup International Law...
Philip M. Collins Esq
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Columbus, OH Divorce Lawyer with 47 years experience
(614) 228-1144 21 E State St
Suite 2300
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Ohio State University - Columbus
While providing the personal attention of a small firm, our experience, knowledge of the law, qualified/trained staff, and cutting-edge technology, allow us to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services. We use prompt, effective communication and action to assist individuals and small businesses in resolving their legal needs. We keep clients advised in all phases of their legal issues, including planning, strategies, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation. We utilize a network of affiliated professional consultants, including other attorneys, to provide our clients with specialized counsel in a wide variety of legal matters.
David Edward Mortimer Esq
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South Zanesville, OH Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(740) 454-2545 3808 James Ct
South Zanesville, OH 43701
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Ohio Northern University
Craig Stewart Esq
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Columbus, OH Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(614) 951-9102 336 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
Capital University Law School
Gary Salters Esq
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Westerville, OH Divorce Attorney
(614) 207-0070 470 Olde Worthington Road
Suite 200
Westerville, OH 43802
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Criminal and Domestic Violence
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.