Stories by Gus Dahlberg

Parenting In a Pandemic

Answering Questions About COVID-19 and Custody Orders As of the time of this post, Ohio is under a stay-at-home order.  Most Ohioans have been directed to refrain from going to work, from traveling on non-essential business, or from coming into direct contact with people outside of their immediate household.  So how does that impact families…

Notes from the Home Office

One of David Letterman’s most oft-used bits was a semi-regular Top Ten list, which supposedly originated from his show’s “home office”.  The home office was, at various points, Sioux City, Iowa; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Oneonta, New York; Scottsdale, Arizona; and a host of others.  Of course, it was a fiction, a part of the joke,…

Managing Anxiety in the Time of COVID-19

Anyone who’s watched or read the news in any form over the last ten days can probably tell you that there’s a lot of anxiety over the national reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Here in Ohio, we’ve gotten daily briefings from the Governor’s Office about the state’s response to the spread of the virus, and…

COVID-19 and Central Ohio Domestic Relations Matters

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas

  Many of our clients have asked us how their cases and parenting arrangements will be impacted by the State of Ohio’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.  While the situation is fluid and ongoing, we now have a better idea of how one court system will react. Effective March 16, 2020, and for…

5 Things Not to Post on Social Media During a Divorce

Posting about your personal life on social media is generally a risky move. But during a legal situation like a divorce, it’s in very poor taste and could further complicate your circumstances. Copyright: ammentorp / 123RF Stock Photo Here are five examples of what not to post to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn during your…

10 Frequently Asked Questions about Ohio’s Custody Laws

Getting a divorce is stressful enough without having to search endlessly for answers about the custody of your children. Here’s a helpful list of frequently asked questions and answers to help you know what to expect as you navigate Ohio’s custody laws. Copyright: lawren / 123RF Stock Photo 1. How is child custody determined in…

Until Divorce Do Us Part: A Quick Guide to a Joyful Split

We do not often think of divorce a celebratory occasion, but it does not have to be all bad. For many individuals, divorce can lead to a much happier and satisfying chapter of life. If you and your spouse have to part ways, why not make it the healthiest experience possible? Even if your spouse…

Tactics for Obtaining Custody from a Narcissist

Navigating a custody battle with a narcissistic spouse is at the top of the list for stressful splits. Maybe your spouse will never accept blame, is endlessly combative, or consistently manipulates situations involving you and your child. Whatever strategies your narcissistic ex might employ, you can successfully gain custody of your child by proactively following…

Not All Columbus Divorce Lawyers are Created Equal

Divorce can be one of the most challenging times in your life. You deserve the best possible support. Having a good divorce lawyer can make all the difference, but, in Columbus, it can be tricky to find the right fit. Many places offer a free consultation, but won’t take the time to dedicate to prioritizing…

Blended Family Divorce: Do I Need an Ohio Family Law Attorney?

Visitation with step-children after divorce possible in Ohio The end of a marriage can be a difficult time in the lives of the former couple, even if – or maybe especially if – you’ve ended a previous marriage. If you’ve been in that situation before, you already know you need to seek the advice of…