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How to advocate for yourself in divorce

When going through a divorce, you want the process to go as quickly and smoothly as possible so you can begin your new life. However, if there are complicated assets at play, things can become even more complex. While you may be working with an attorney, you should...

Commonly overlooked assets in a divorce

There are many challenging aspects to a divorce: child custody arrangements, division of assets, keeping control of your emotions in court. When you’re concerned about certain parts of the divorce, you may overlook other elements – assets or items that slip through...

Protecting yourself after a motor vehicle accident

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Accidents when handling insurers can really hurt your claim

Accidents lead to millions of injuries every year, and that’s usually when people look to insurance companies for help. But even though you need assistance, the interests they’re looking out for may be their own. Unintentional injuries sent nearly 30 million people to...

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...

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In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry throughout the country. This was a tremendous step forward for LGBT+ rights, but same-sex couples still face unique challenges in family law matters — especially matters involving children.

At Amy M. Levine, our attorneys have been representing the interests of same-sex couples and LGBT+ individuals in Ohio and West Virginia for years. Led by Amy M. Levine, a proven litigator with nearly 15 years of experience, we provide knowledgeable counsel and caring service to LGBT+ families pursuing adoption.

Helping Families Meet The Legal Challenges Of Adoption

While a person’s sexual orientation has no bearing on their desire to be a parent or their fitness to take care of a child, laws regarding same-sex adoption are inconsistent between states.

Only one member of a same-sex relationship can officially adopt a child in Ohio. However, through a co-custody agreement, both members of the partnership can become the equal legal custodians of the child.

In Ohio, adoption proceedings are supervised by the county probate court. Our attorneys frequently appear in Franklin County and surrounding probate courts for both adoption and probate proceedings, and we know how to guide you through the process as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Our lawyers also assist gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clients with matters involving divorce, child support, custody and other family law issues for same-sex couples.

Let Us Help You Complete Your Family — Call For A Consultation

The laws and policies governing same-sex adoption are constantly evolving, so it is important to retain a law firm with demonstrated experience in this area. To learn more about how we can help you through the adoption process, please contact us for a free consultation at our offices in Columbus, Ohio, or Huntington, West Virginia, at 614-360-2942.

Family Law

Amy M. Levine
View Profile

Our Latest Blog Posts

How to advocate for yourself in divorce

When going through a divorce, you want the process to go as quickly and smoothly as possible so you can begin your new life. However, if there are complicated assets at play, things can become even more complex. While you may be working with an attorney, you should...

Commonly overlooked assets in a divorce

There are many challenging aspects to a divorce: child custody arrangements, division of assets, keeping control of your emotions in court. When you’re concerned about certain parts of the divorce, you may overlook other elements – assets or items that slip through...

Protecting yourself after a motor vehicle accident

Motor vehicle accidents can shake you up. But no matter their severity, you can receive recourse through a claim or settlement. Yet you may not know how to proceed – or what you’re entitled to. So long as the other motorists involved cooperate, the process can be...

Accidents when handling insurers can really hurt your claim

Accidents lead to millions of injuries every year, and that’s usually when people look to insurance companies for help. But even though you need assistance, the interests they’re looking out for may be their own. Unintentional injuries sent nearly 30 million people to...

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...

Visit Our Blog

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