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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…

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…