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Five tips to end your marriage with integrity.

Learn how to navigate the emotional pitfalls of divorce You’ve been contemplating looking up divorce attorneys for a while. Maybe you’ve even asked close friends for a referral. And now that you’ve finally approached your spouse, the real work begins. Ending a marriage is one of the most difficult things adults can face – let…

How do you protect your kids from the effects of divorce?

Five steps to supporting your children and maintaining normality. Research has shown that although divorce can be hard on children, it’s often the fighting of the parents that leaves the deepest scars. How well children adjust rests on the parents’ ability to protect their kids from conflict. Learn how to help your kids stay kids…

Protecting what’s yours in a high-asset divorce.

When your marriage fails, what does it take to keep your finances in your pocket? Just as January is the most popular month for divorce, the first several months of the year make up ‘divorce season’ – and thousands of Americans are making good on their New Year’s resolution to start fresh. While most lower to…

When the Obstacle to Settling Your Divorce is a Narcissist

How to handle a high-conflict personality and stay in control Many divorcing couples view their situation as high-conflict because of the inevitable stress and confrontation involved. There’s a reason many consider the pain of divorce on the same scale as the grief of a death of a loved one. However, in reality, most divorces never…

Japan sets date for international child abduction treaty

The final G8 country to enact the Hague Convention Long accused of being a “safe haven” for international child abductions, Japan is finally taking a stand. Up until this year, Japan was the only one of the Group of 8 countries not complying with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child…

January takes the lead as the biggest divorce month.

Experts advise waiting out the holidays for the kids’ sake and the financial perks. It’s no secret that the holidays are a stressful time. Between making sure the kids have the latest whatchamacallit, praying for a big enough Christmas bonus and spending time with the in-laws, you’re lucky to make it out of December in…

Three tips for coping after your divorce.

Your Columbus family law questions answered. As you begin to move past your divorce, well-meaning loved ones will undoubtedly offer their two cents. But where should your priorities lie as you build your new life? You’re not in this alone. Take a look at our top three tips for coping after your divorce. 1. Seek…

The Affordable Care Act may offer divorce ‘incentive.’

Divorce may overtake legal separation in Ohio as couples no longer need shared health care. On the heels of the launch of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”), reports of a potential “divorce tsunami” began pouring in. A press release from Certified Business Appraisal suggested that in the wake of newly available healthcare, couples…

Could Obamacare stimulate a spike in divorce rates?

The launch of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”) has prompted a wave of change across the nation. Beyond the effects on the government and the economy, it could now even stimulate a surge in divorce rates. A press release from Certified Business Appraisal posits that ACA may trigger a divorce “tsunami.” The firm…

Five tips for divorced parents during the holidays.

The holidays present unique challenges for divorced and recently separated parents. On top of your already long checklist, you must now work with your ex-spouse’s schedule, compare wish lists and share time with your former in-laws. When you have divorce questions, Columbus family attorneys Babbitt & Dahlberg are here to tackle common obstacles with you.…