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Focused On A Better Future For You

Our firm is the first name in Columbus divorce law.

A Civil Approach To Family Law And Divorce

Couples come together, and sometimes they drift apart. In most divorces, both sides want the same things:

To resolve custody issues in a way that is best for the child(ren)

To arrive at a division of property that is fair
To lay a solid groundwork for a new start in life

The law firm of Sowald Sowald Anderson Hawley & Johnson is known for delivering sensible solutions in Family Law matters, without the drama.

Opposing attorneys know we go about our business in a civil, professional manner. They also know that if they become aggressive, we will not back down.

Our attorneys provide family law and divorce services to clients in the Columbus, Ohio, area and beyond.

Why Hire Us?

Our lawyers have combined legal experience of more than 200 years. That experience has taught us:

To be good listeners

To patiently explain the legal processes and options


The value of responding promptly to all messages

We also have certain qualifications and characteristics that make us unique, such as:


Attorneys Beatrice K. Sowald and Eric W. Johnson are board-certified family law specialists by the state of Ohio.


Sowald Sowald Anderson Hawley & Johnson is women- and veteran-owned.


We offer a 10% hourly rate discount to active duty and retired military, military veterans and first responders with a copy of a valid and current ID card or a copy of your DD-214.

Our clients are glad they came to us.

We Can Handle The Tough Cases

No case is too big or complex for our attorneys. We have successfully handled many cases involving:


High-asset divorces


Divorces involving the division of business interests


Contentious child custody cases


Cases involving relocation of a parent and children

Not every case is complex. We are glad to provide the same quality of legal services and expertise to clients in less complex and less contested cases.

Super Lawyers 2023
As Published on Columbus CEO | Leaderboard Top Family Law Firms
Ohio state bar association certified specialist
Proud Fellow of the ABF | Eric W. Johnson