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Columbus, OH 614-360-2942
Huntington, WV 304-519-4354
New Albany, OH 614-721-7726
Toll Free   888-641-0805

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Issues that most people overlook in divorce in Ohio

Although divorce is often narrowly thought of as a legal process involving the division of assets, there are other important concerns that can be overlooked during this time. It is essential to consider these factors when making decisions, especially if you and your...

How Chapter 13 can protect your home from foreclosure

Homeowners facing bankruptcy often wonder if they can save their homes through the bankruptcy process. While Chapter 7 bankruptcy provides you with a little bit more time to resolve your pending foreclosure, Chapter 13 is different, and it allows you to save your home...

Probate 101: What is anciliary probate?

At every stage of your life, it's important to recalibrate and plan for the future. It's the best way to protect your Ohio assets and preserve your standard of living. Whether you're newly married, headed for divorce, or looking toward retirement, estate planning and...

How does a spouse’s depression affect a marriage?

Many residents of Ohio battle depression on a daily basis. Some of them are married, which means their issues can impact their marriage. In some cases, depression can lead to divorce. Symptoms of depression Although everyone occasionally feels depressed, there’s a...

Steps to take after an auto accident

A car accident has the potential to cause both emotional and physical injuries. However, it is important that you know what to do after an Ohio crash so that you can minimize the short and long-term damage it may cause. Assess the situation The first thing that you...

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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

Issues that most people overlook in divorce in Ohio

Although divorce is often narrowly thought of as a legal process involving the division of assets, there are other important concerns that can be overlooked during this time. It is essential to consider these factors when making decisions, especially if you and your...

How Chapter 13 can protect your home from foreclosure

Homeowners facing bankruptcy often wonder if they can save their homes through the bankruptcy process. While Chapter 7 bankruptcy provides you with a little bit more time to resolve your pending foreclosure, Chapter 13 is different, and it allows you to save your home...

Probate 101: What is anciliary probate?

At every stage of your life, it's important to recalibrate and plan for the future. It's the best way to protect your Ohio assets and preserve your standard of living. Whether you're newly married, headed for divorce, or looking toward retirement, estate planning and...

How does a spouse’s depression affect a marriage?

Many residents of Ohio battle depression on a daily basis. Some of them are married, which means their issues can impact their marriage. In some cases, depression can lead to divorce. Symptoms of depression Although everyone occasionally feels depressed, there’s a...

Steps to take after an auto accident

A car accident has the potential to cause both emotional and physical injuries. However, it is important that you know what to do after an Ohio crash so that you can minimize the short and long-term damage it may cause. Assess the situation The first thing that you...

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