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Everything you wanted to know about changing your custody plan

The only constant, it’s been said, is change. Sooner or later, you’re probably going to have to change your custody plan. Life interrupts, right? Maybe you got a new job that affects your parenting schedule. Maybe you’ve come down with a serious illness, or are starting a new family. Changing your custody plan sounds simple…

Think you have a common law marriage in Ohio? Think again.

Read the top myths about cohabitation, domestic partnerships and common law divorce in Ohio. A reporter at a daily newspaper once received a call from a reader concerned his recent marriage would end up in the paper. The marriage announcement couldn’t run in the paper, you see, because his kids believed he and his wife…

Preparing for divorce? Take these steps to secure yourself financially

Finding a good divorce lawyer might just be the most important step you take to secure your financial future. It’s definitely the first thing you should do as you consider whether to end your marriage. At Babbitt & Dahlberg, we’re here to help you make sound, objective decisions that could be overwhelming and potentially disastrous,…

Should I divorce my narcissist spouse?

Six signs it’s time to move on, according to Columbus family law experts Donald Trump. Digital over-sharing. Entitled millennials. We all like to complain about these things to varying degrees, but the questions at the heart of a recent Guardian feature are more serious to ponder: Are we living through a narcissism epidemic? Is this…

Ohio divorce timeline: How long will it take ’til you’re exes?

“How long’s this going to take?” The relationship’s been over for a while now, as least as far as you’re concerned. Or maybe it was your spouse who long ago moved on. Either way, all that’s left are the formalities. The legal process. You know, divorce. Soon your spouse will be your ex, legally and…

‘My husband hates me’: How to navigate a nasty divorce with an abusive ex

When love turns to hate, all bets are off. The person you once adored is now someone you despise, maybe even fear — especially, perhaps, if you’re considering or discussing a divorce. While many splits, even the highly contested ones, can end amicably, some don’t. Some move beyond mean-spiritedness and even vengeance and toward something…

What you should know if you’re going through a high-asset divorce

8 mistakes to avoid, things to consider High-asset divorces are more than a little complicated. You can’t rush them, and they’re often more expensive. But it’s worth getting right the first time, because it’s incredibly difficult — if not impossible — to address again at a later date. Even more so than with a typical…

Should you spy on your spouse?

One of the most popular shows on Netflix is “Jessica Jones,” about a Marvel Comics superhero who by day is a private investigator charged by clients with finding evidence of extramarital affairs. You might not have access to a super-strong PI, but is spying on your spouse a good idea in a divorce? As Columbus,…

Five (or more) signs your marriage might be over

Brought to you by Columbus divorce lawyers Babbitt & Dahlberg No one goes into a marriage thinking it’ll eventually end in divorce. OK, almost no one. If you met your future spouse on a reality show, that might not bode well, and you probably suspect as much. But for most couples, it’s “’til death do…

How to tell if your spouse is cheating

Or, you might need a divorce attorney if … Chances are you know, somewhere deep down, what’s happening. Or you at least have your suspicions, though they might not be full-blown just yet. Maybe something simply feels off. If you think your spouse might be cheating on you, you shouldn’t immediately distrust your intuition, but…