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A Career-Making Moment

On Monday, June 5, 2017, after nearly forty years in practice as a divorce attorney, I was given the opportunity to be admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. In one of the most moving and emotional experiences of my life, I was admitted as part of a group of…

What does the Brangelina divorce look like under Ohio family law?

A Family Law Attorney Can Guide a Prenuptial Agreement In a high-profile divorce such as the news-making breakup of movie stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, you might immediately think of the difficulty in the future division of assets. In the case of these two millionaires, neither will likely need spousal support from the other.…

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…

Best Columbus Family Law Firm

Cast your vote by July 14 As proud members of the Columbus community, we are humbled and honored to be nominated again for the Best Family Law Firm 2016 by Columbus CEO. Our first obligation as a Columbus family law firm is to help our clients overcome one of the most trying times in life,…

New AAML guidelines rethink traditional child custody plans

Recommendations from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ask parents to evolve custody plans over time and always put children first. Traditionally, child custody plans called for children to live with their mother during the week and spend alternating weekends with their father. In more recent history, an equal, 50/50 custody plan has grown to…

Do It Yourself Divorce?

Online tools can be useful, but be cautious As Ohio family law attorneys, we are often asked if the process of terminating a marriage can ever be made easier. Litigants complain because they see simple issues — “Why can’t we just equally divide our things and go our separate ways?” — become complex ones in…

Is Bigamy a Big Legality?

How one politician’s divorce lawyers are protecting his $30 million fortune, and the laws against multiple marriages A divorce in Guam. A marriage to a prominent Florida politician. Accusations of abuse. Claims of bigamy. Sounds more like the plot of an episode of “House of Cards,” but it’s the ongoing story of outspoken liberal congressman,…

What Ohio family law attorneys want you to know about the Ashley Madison account hacks

Gus Dahlberg offers tips to those who suspect their spouse is involved For many people, the Ashley Madison account hack is a fascinating trainwreck that’s already taken down one celebrity. But the sheer breadth of people who had Ashley Madison accounts makes the entire ordeal more real — and potentially life-changing — for countless others,…

Same-Sex Marriage Now Recognized in Ohio and Across the Nation

What does this Supreme Court ruling mean for our state? At long last, it’s here: this morning, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to permit same-sex marriages prospectively and to recognize same-sex marriages lawfully performed out-of-state. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion provides for some stirring…

Do One in Two Couples Turn to a Divorce Lawyer?

Statistics show the divorce rate is down, contrary to popular belief From Bravo’s divorce reality show, “Untying the Knot,” to recent Huff Post articles, conventional wisdom continues to say that the odds of marital bliss are 50/50. While it’s accurate that divorce rates increased during the 1970s and 1980s, the go-to statistic that half of…