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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…

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,…

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…

Columbus Ohio divorces are among the most amicable in the country

Plus, steps you can take to make sure your divorce ends amicably Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale recently reached a divorce settlement that was by all accounts amicable. Despite the lack of a prenup that could have given the Ham Face rocker half of his pop-star ex’s assets, the final agreement was not equitable —…

You won’t even believe the things people fight for in a divorce.

Columbus divorce lawyers share the craziest things couples have nearly come to blows over during their divorce. It’s not unusual for divorcing couples to fight over things like a pet, car or house. But sometimes contentious divorces feature disputes over the bizarre. As Columbus divorce lawyers, we’ve seen our share of disputes over the most…

Be smart, Dads: 8 common mistakes dads make during a Columbus divorce

It’s been said that navigating a divorce can feel like walking through a minefield. Most assume this is because of the raw emotions that bubble up when an intimate relationship falls apart. While that’s certainly true, in our experience as Columbus family law attorneys, divorce can often feel most overwhelming when decisions need to be…

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…