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Divorce Lawyer Columbus

Divorce is not easy for any of the parties involved.  In addition to being emotionally draining, going through a divorce can be frightening because of all the uncertainty related to the road ahead.  George Wolfe Legal Services has 20 years of experience as a divorce lawyer.   We work with clients to ensure a quick resolution, and help them make educated decisions about their future.  We are trusted by many high net worth clients as well as people who earn a modest living.

Who Needs a Divorce Lawyer?

If you have no children, and little-to-no debt or property, a divorce could be handled with little drama.  However, most people should hire a divorce lawyer to help them navigate through the process and avoid costly mistakes.  If any of the following are true, consider hiring a divorce lawyer:

  • If children are involved
  • If your spouse hires an attorney
  • You are a high net worth individual
  • If you and your spouse have shared property or shared debt
  • If you need help negotiating alimony or child support
  • If you and your spouse can’t come to agreement regarding parenting time

If you consult a divorce attorney, one of the first questions they will ask you is whether your divorce is going to be contested or uncontested.

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce is a divorce where both parties agree on each and every point related to the divorce agreement.  This is ideal because it is quicker and neither party will object to the agreement since they agreed on it.  The role of the attorney in an uncontested divorce is to make sure the divorce paperwork is drafted and provide legal advice to the client.

What is a Contested Divorce?

Many times spouses cannot agree on the issues surrounding the dissolution of their marriage. In those cases, you need to file for a contested divorce.  A contested divorce is one in which the parties involved cannot agree on one or more of the issues related to their divorce. Often couples will begin the process of a contested divorce, but reach an agreement before they go trial. This is called a settlement. However, sometimes couples can’t reach an agreement.  If you can’t reach an agreement with your spouse, then you will need a divorce lawyer to help you sort through the issues.  Some of the common divorce issues that go to trial include:

  • Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Parenting Time
  • Division of Marital Property
  • Marital Debts

If a contested divorce is necessary, we will fight for your rights in court.  Contact us today for a free consultation.

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