When you need a family law attorney that will listen to you and offer legal advice based on your individual situation, you need Lehner Law. With our education, experience, and dedication, we are your premier source for family law in Columbus, Ohio.
Whether you are separating from your spouse, need guidance in a child custody dispute, are negotiating alimony, or more, we’re here to help. With experience as a divorce attorney, we provide representation and legal advice to help you move forward.
We understand the complex nature of divorce, and we know when to negotiate and when to litigate. We’ll work hard to understand your objectives and will create a strategy to help you achieve them. We are equipped with the proper tools and extensive knowledge to guide you through a settlement and can guarantee the highest decision for your benefit.
We are passionate about helping you resolve your issues and moving forward with your life. Your best interests are always our priority, and you can rest assured that with us, your legal matters are in the best of hands.
We help clients with a range of family law issues, including:
- Divorce, dissolution and legal separation: Understand your rights and the process.
- Prenuptial agreements: Is this a smart choice for you and your fiance?
- Child custody and parenting time: Safeguard your children’s best interests and protect your parental rights.
- Child support and spousal support: Pay or receive the right amount.
- Property division: Evaluate and appropriately divide business assets and real property.
- Modification and enforcement of family law orders: What if one parent must move away? Ask an attorney how to protect your parenting time.
What is the difference between a divorce and a dissolution?
One difference is the absence of “fault” in a dissolution proceeding. There is no need to cite one of the grounds for divorce when couples file for a dissolution. Another difference is that the parties are able to resolve all issues pertaining to their separation without the assistance of the Court. Parties who have agreed or will be able to agree as to how to divide their property, how to allocate financial accounts and debts, whether spousal support and child support are exchanged, who will have custody, and how to divide parenting time should use a dissolution proceeding. Dissolutions are the most cost- and time-effective way to end your marriage.
Your case may start as a divorce and end as a dissolution or vice versa. You may start the process in the hopes of coming to an agreement but discover you are unable to find any common ground upon which to settle. Or you may file a divorce and later come to an agreement with your spouse on all issues, in which case you can submit your agreement to the court without the need for a trial.
Call us to schedule an office appointment at (740) 660-4230.