Stories by Gus Dahlberg

10 Frequently Asked Questions about Ohio’s Custody Laws

Getting a divorce is stressful enough without having to search endlessly for answers about the custody of your children. Here’s a helpful list of frequently asked questions and answers to help you know what to expect as you navigate Ohio’s custody laws. Copyright: lawren / 123RF Stock Photo 1. How is child custody determined in…

Until Divorce Do Us Part: A Quick Guide to a Joyful Split

We do not often think of divorce a celebratory occasion, but it does not have to be all bad. For many individuals, divorce can lead to a much happier and satisfying chapter of life. If you and your spouse have to part ways, why not make it the healthiest experience possible? Even if your spouse…

Tactics for Obtaining Custody from a Narcissist

Navigating a custody battle with a narcissistic spouse is at the top of the list for stressful splits. Maybe your spouse will never accept blame, is endlessly combative, or consistently manipulates situations involving you and your child. Whatever strategies your narcissistic ex might employ, you can successfully gain custody of your child by proactively following…

Not All Columbus Divorce Lawyers are Created Equal

Divorce can be one of the most challenging times in your life. You deserve the best possible support. Having a good divorce lawyer can make all the difference, but, in Columbus, it can be tricky to find the right fit. Many places offer a free consultation, but won’t take the time to dedicate to prioritizing…

Blended Family Divorce: Do I Need an Ohio Family Law Attorney?

Visitation with step-children after divorce possible in Ohio The end of a marriage can be a difficult time in the lives of the former couple, even if – or maybe especially if – you’ve ended a previous marriage. If you’ve been in that situation before, you already know you need to seek the advice of…

A Plan Between When You File for Divorce and When It’s Final

Advice from a Columbus Divorce Lawyer on this crucial limbo period A lot of life happens between the moment you file for divorce and the day it’s finalized. This period could range from months to years, depending on the court, how much research needs to be completed to determine and value the marital assets, and…

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Columbus Divorce Lawyer

The end of a marriage is an emotional time. You may be considering taking this step – or already searching for someone you can trust to guide you through the process. Choosing the right law firm to represent your interests is vital. Babbitt & Dahlberg provides more than 45 years of combined experience supporting clients…

The honeymoon is over: One year after legalized marriage for same-sex couples, divorce may be the next big issue

This year, June 26 marks the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing marriage for same-sex couples in Obergefell v. Hodges. While many of the unions were between long-time committed couples, young same-sex couples may soon discover what married heterosexual couples already knew: Sometimes a “happy ending” can be elusive. Interests change. Compatibility is…

How to win a high-conflict divorce with a narcissist in 7 steps

If you’re divorcing a narcissist, chances are he or she won’t go quietly into the night. Narcissists are self-centered, full of themselves, and boastful. They’re also unable to empathize or tune in emotionally to another’s needs, which makes your soon-to-be ex more likely to seek revenge, whether through the courts or elsewhere. (The world revolves…