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What can you do when your spouse is hiding assets?

Divorce can bring out the worst in people. Reasonable, levelheaded folk may revert to shady tactics to "win" the process. The fear of losing assets leads many people to conceal them during proceedings. But most attempts at hiding money prove unfruitful. Read the news...

Thinking about divorce? Talk to a lawyer sooner rather than later

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Ohio has the second-highest opioid overdose rate

The opioid epidemic has plagued many states and the country as a whole for quite some time. Ohio is one of the states most affected by this crisis.In 2017, Ohio had over 4,200 overdoses related to opioids. This rate is almost three times the national average. One...

What NOT to do after a car accident

It’s winter in Ohio, so it’s an appropriate time of the year to discuss what to do in the case of an accident. Whether due to slick streets, distracted driving or a myriad of other reasons, the unfortunate truth is that most of us will be involved in at least one car...

Financial secrets can lead to divorce and impact its outcomes

Any type of lie or secret can be poison to a trusting relationship. However, lying about money can be one of the most dangerous types of deception for a marriage. Money problems are the second most common cause for divorce, just behind cheating on a...

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At Amy M. Levine & Associates, we focus on helping clients throughout Franklin County protect their interests during divorce and other family law matters. Sometimes, this means fighting for them in court, but often both parties benefit from a more measured, collaborative approach. In the collaborative process, both parties sit down with their attorneys and other professionals, including financial experts and psychologists, to resolve key issues together.

Why Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative law in divorce cases focuses on reaching solutions rather than having a winner and a loser. In the traditional adversarial process, each party’s lawyer focuses on winning and advancing their client’s interests exclusively. The collaborative process, however, requires parties to exchange information openly and honestly. Their attorneys focus on helping them reach an amicable agreement that is acceptable, if not completely optimal, to both parties. If no agreement is reached, different attorneys must represent the parties in litigation.

Collaborative divorces are often less expensive, time-consuming and stressful than traditional divorce litigation. Divorce litigation can take years to conclude, consisting of a lengthy discovery process and often multiple motions before trial. In contrast, most collaborative proceedings are resolved in just a few meetings. Both parties can save thousands of dollars in attorney fees by choosing to take a collaborative route.

Divorce is hard on children no matter what, but making a commitment to collaboration can help ease the stress on them.

Take The First Step Toward A Collaborative Divorce. Call For A Consultation.

If you are considering a collaborative approach to divorce, our lawyers can guide you through the process and answer your questions. Please contact our Columbus, Ohio, office at 614-360-2942 or our Huntington, West Virginia, office at 304-519-4354.

Family Law

Amy M. Levine
View Profile

Our Latest Blog Posts

What can you do when your spouse is hiding assets?

Divorce can bring out the worst in people. Reasonable, levelheaded folk may revert to shady tactics to "win" the process. The fear of losing assets leads many people to conceal them during proceedings. But most attempts at hiding money prove unfruitful. Read the news...

Thinking about divorce? Talk to a lawyer sooner rather than later

People in difficult relationships often hope for the best. But is it wiser to prepare for the worst? Many partners think their situation will sort itself out. Others consider all the years they’ve had with their partner and believe their marriage can weather any...

Ohio has the second-highest opioid overdose rate

The opioid epidemic has plagued many states and the country as a whole for quite some time. Ohio is one of the states most affected by this crisis.In 2017, Ohio had over 4,200 overdoses related to opioids. This rate is almost three times the national average. One...

What NOT to do after a car accident

It’s winter in Ohio, so it’s an appropriate time of the year to discuss what to do in the case of an accident. Whether due to slick streets, distracted driving or a myriad of other reasons, the unfortunate truth is that most of us will be involved in at least one car...

Financial secrets can lead to divorce and impact its outcomes

Any type of lie or secret can be poison to a trusting relationship. However, lying about money can be one of the most dangerous types of deception for a marriage. Money problems are the second most common cause for divorce, just behind cheating on a...

Visit Our Blog

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