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Huntington, WV 304-519-4354
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There are four reasons an Ohio judge will consider as grounds for invalidating a person's will. They include fraud, undue influence on the testator, and a lack of understanding on the part of the testator. Finally, if a will is not structured properly under state law,...

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A marriage could become intolerable for both spouses, but that doesn't mean both partners rush to get a divorce. Those unable to reconcile problems in the marriage may eventually seek to dissolve the union. Since divorce requires completing a legal process under Ohio...

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What happens right after filing for personal bankruptcy?

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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.

Title Prac Fami

Amy M. Levine
View Profile

Our Latest Blog Posts

What are the valid reasons to contest a will?

There are four reasons an Ohio judge will consider as grounds for invalidating a person's will. They include fraud, undue influence on the testator, and a lack of understanding on the part of the testator. Finally, if a will is not structured properly under state law,...

When might a spouse speak to a divorce attorney?

A marriage could become intolerable for both spouses, but that doesn't mean both partners rush to get a divorce. Those unable to reconcile problems in the marriage may eventually seek to dissolve the union. Since divorce requires completing a legal process under Ohio...

How probate works in Ohio

The death of a loved one brings challenging times and significant responsibilities for the family members left behind. If you have recently lost someone, you may have numerous questions about the probate process and what to expect. The details below may help you...

Tips for raising a child with a former spouse

In most cases, Ohio law will allow both parents to have relationships with their children after a divorce. Therefore, it's likely that you will interact with your former partner on a regular basis even after dissolving your marriage to that person. Fortunately, there...

What happens right after filing for personal bankruptcy?

Many people who are considering filing for bankruptcy in Ohio have read about what bankruptcy can do for them in the long term. After completing the whole bankruptcy process, most of your debts will probably be wiped clean, and you can then start the process of...

Visit Our Blog

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