Columbus Divorce Attorney
The Legal Support You Need During this Difficult Time
Making the decision to end your marriage is one of, if not the most difficult
choices you will ever make in your life. Decisions made during the divorce
process not only redefine familial relationships, but they also affect
a parent's current and future financial obligations. At Andrew Russ
Law, LLC, I work to get my clients fair settlements for
child custody, visitation, property division, and
My law firm has been practicing divorce & family law since 2002, I
have the experience you need to protect your interests.
Experience counts: You need a lawyer who knows the law and understands
the nuances of family court to help parents to successfully navigate the
legal process ahead. In custody, property division, alimony, I can recognize
which situations call for an aggressive approach, and those which require
finesse. Whether you are in the middle of a heated,
high-asset divorce, are looking to calmly dissolve your marriage, or need to navigate a
military divorce, I will work hard to get you the best outcome possible.
Can I Get Divorced for Any Reason?
The state of Ohio requires anyone pursuing a divorce to provide "fault
grounds". These are legally acceptable reasons for a spouse to end
their marriage. Ohio's fault grounds include:
- Extreme cruelty
- Gross neglect of duty
- Habitual drunkenness, and others
However, it isn't just enough for the spouse to come forward and state
that one of these fault grounds occurred. The Ohio courts demand that
any testimony from the spouse be corroborated by a witness. Thankfully,
my law firm has the experience you need to put together a solid divorce
case that can prove fault grounds and help you receive a fresh start.
If you have questions about the divorce process in Ohio, feel free to call
my office to schedule a free consultation!
What is a Dissolution of Marriage?
Since many couples today wish to pursue a divorce that doesn't involve
any of the legal fault grounds, there is another option that can be considered;
Ohio law refers to this option as Dissolution of Marriage. Grounds for
dissolution of marriage are simple: both spouses must be
"living separate and apart for one year without interruption and without
cohabitation." Unlike a divorce, the petition for dissolution of marriage is not filed
until both parties agree on the terms of the dissolution, including child
support/custody, visitation rights, division of property, etc. This can
result in a much less costly and time consuming version of marriage termination,
since there is no court involvement until the final agreement is reached.
If you and your spouse wish to end your marriage with a dissolution instead
of a divorce, I encourage you to contact my office today to start the
process in a free consultation.
For a divorce lawyer with the experience and dedication you need, contact
me at (614) 389-9299 today.