Seeking Reasonable Solutions In Divorce

When a marriage is ending, many people get caught up in emotional conflict. While the divorcing couple may agree that the marriage is over, they often disagree as to how to resolve custody, property division and other matters in their divorce. At the law firm of Sowald Sowald Anderson Hawley & Johnson in Columbus, Ohio, our attorneys will help you keep your focus on the tasks at hand: achieving an equitable division of marital assets, creating a parenting plan for raising your children, and determining appropriate child support and spousal support.

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  • Marriage dissolution: Marriage dissolution is an alternative to a contested divorce.
  • Collaborative law: Collaborative law focuses on finding ways to help the two sides resolve complex divorce issues out of court.
  • Mediation: Like collaborative law, mediation allows the two sides to create their own divorce settlement.
  • Marital property division: Ohio courts start with a presumption that an equitable property division means an equal one. However, the judge can decide that an unequal division is "equitable" based on the facts of your case.
  • Child custody and visitation: In Ohio, there are two types of child custody: sole custody and shared parenting.
  • Child and spousal support: In Ohio, child support is based on statutory guidelines that consider the income of the mother and father. Spousal support is based on the discretion of the court.
  • Relocation and child custody: Our lawyers represent parents who wish to relocate as well as parents who oppose such moves.
  • Unmarried parents and child custody/support issues: Our lawyers represent unmarried fathers who wish to establish custody and visitation rights, as well as unmarried mothers who wish to retain sole custody of their children.
  • Civil protection orders (CPOs): Civil protection orders are often filed in connection with divorce cases — and sometimes for the wrong reasons.

Schedule A Divorce Consultation With One Of Our Attorneys

To schedule a divorce consultation with a lawyer at Sowald Sowald Anderson Hawley & Johnson, call 614-556-4231 or fill out the contact form on this website. Our law office is on Fifth Street in downtown Columbus.