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Columbus, OH 614-360-2942
Huntington, WV 304-519-4354
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Q: How long will it take to get a divorce?

A: There are many factors that contribute to the duration of divorce proceedings. While a couple with basic assets and no children may be able to finalize a divorce within a few months, more complex proceedings can last for years. Mediating certain issues can also help reach a resolution more quickly. Contact a practiced divorce lawyer like those at Amy M. Levine & Associates for more information based on your unique situation.

Q: How much does a divorce cost?

A: Again, the overall cost of a divorce varies widely, depending on how contentious and complex the proceedings are. We ensure that we counsel clients about the financial impact of their decisions to help them make choices that are practical and reasonable.

Q: What is the difference between divorce and dissolution?

A: While both dissolution and divorce result in the termination of a marriage, they have many differences. Dissolution does not require grounds or fault to end the marriage, but does require that the parties agree to all terms. A divorce is a lawsuit in which one party asks the court to end the marriage and make decisions about child custody, property division and other issues.

Q: My spouse has handled most of our finances during our marriage. How can I be sure I get a fair share of our assets?

A: During the discovery process, your divorce attorney will make requests for financial information from your spouse and his or her counsel. Your lawyer can then help you understand the overall financial situation and begin pursuing an appropriate division of property.

Q: How is property divided during a divorce?

A: In Ohio, most property acquired during a marriage is subject to equitable division by the court. However, there are several exceptions, and judges have discretion when it comes to the actual division. Learn more about dividing assets and debts in divorce.

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This divorce FAQs page provides general information, but every case is unique. A knowledgeable family law attorney can give you more specific information about what to expect during divorce based on your particular circumstances. To get answers to your questions and arrange a free initial consultation, please contact our office in Columbus, Ohio, at 614-360-2942 or in Huntington, West Virginia, at 304-519-4354.

Family Law

Amy M. Levine
View Profile

Our Latest Blog Posts

How vehicle accident fault could impact insurance claims

Every state has a law that applies when auto accidents occur, and especially when cases go to court. While most motor vehicle accidents in Ohio with obvious fault evidence are settled beforehand, this is not true in all cases. Insurance companies and claimants often...

Common things couples might overlook during their divorce

A divorcing couple often faces emotional and financial turmoil during the process. Dividing a single household into two futures, even if it is the best decision for both spouses, can cause significant stress and worry. Unfortunately, many couples become overwhelmed...

How to prepare financially for a divorce

Ohio is an equitable property division state, which means that you might be entitled to a majority share of a marital estate in a final divorce settlement. However, even if you are expecting to receive valuable assets as part of such a settlement, you'll still need to...

What to know about the Chapter 7 bankruptcy means test

Chapter 7 bankruptcy gives consumers in Columbus, Ohio, a legal way to remove burdening debt they can no longer handle. Only unsecured debts, such as medical and credit card debt, can get erased in bankruptcy. The secured debts, those that are backed by collateral,...

Contesting a Will During Probate in Ohio

When Ohio residents put together their wills and estates, they do everything in their power to make sure that they've covered all of their bases. They usually work with attorneys to make sure that their beneficiaries are clearly indicated, and they work on an asset...

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