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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.…

Divorce can spell disaster for a small business.

What to expect during a small business divorce. For small business owners, a divorce can affect the entire course of the company. Growth might be stalled, day-to-day matters are often put on hold and the entire operation could be compromised. What’s more, divorce can not only affect the pair separating, but also any business partners…

How much does an Ohio divorce cost?

 Working together can save you more than money. You’re facing the end of your marriage. After the initial emotions, one of the first questions on your mind is: How much will a divorce cost me? Because each case is unique, it’s hard to put a price tag on divorce. However, you may be surprised to…

High Asset Divorces: What do you have to lose?

Take a page out of a Columbus divorce attorney’s book to ensure your assets are secure. Naivety is the worst enemy of any person entering into a divorce – particularly one that is sudden and unplanned. Judges generally don’t care whether your spouse was unfaithful or whether he or she mistreated or neglected you. What…