5 Tips for Having an Amicable Divorce

Amicable Divorce

5 Tips for Having an Amicable Divorce

August 26, 2014

Are you trying to find a divorce lawyer in Columbus, Ohio? You should consider the type of results you expect. Divorce can be a highly emotional, challenging situation. Divorce gets even harder when warring parties focus on getting even, instead of the task at hand. Getting a divorce requires putting together a plan that will greatly affect your future life.

Robert Louis Stevenson said, “Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.” At Edward F. Whipps & Associates, we take an amicable if possible, assertive when necessary approach. We know that when you settle divorce issues amicably everyone saves. Here are 5 quick tips for having an amicable divorce.

Columbus Ohio Divorce Mediation

Pros and Cons of Divorce Mediation

August 19, 2014

In Dublin, Ohio, divorce lawyers know that the Franklin County Domestic Court usually suggests parties attend mediation. This is especially true when custody is at issue in the divorce. Mediation is a process where a neutral third party, the mediator, facilitates communication and negotiation. The goal of mediation is to help the parties reach an agreement. Both parties work together, with the help of the mediator, to develop solutions. Mediation sessions last approximately 1 to 2 hours.  The number of sessions required to complete mediation depends on many different factors including the complexity of the issues and the communication styles of the parties. 

Child Custody Lawyer Columbus

What You Need to Know About Ohio Custody Laws

August 12, 2014

Best Interest of the Child

Anyone dealing with the challenges of deciding child custody needs to understand Ohio’s child custody laws. At Edward F. Whipps & Associates, nothing is more important than the children involved in a family law matter.

In Ohio, the Courts strongly recommend and encourage the parties to mediate custody issues and to come to a joint decision on child custody. If custody of the minor child(ren) cannot be agreed upon by the parties, then the court will look to O.R.C. 3109.04, which requires the court to take into account the best interest of the minor child(ren). In determining the best interest of the child(ren), the court is required to consider all relevant factors.

divorce lawyer in Columbus

Getting a divorce in Columbus, Ohio: Do you need a lawyer?

August 5, 2014

The Value of Divorce Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio

Divorce is a complex, emotional, time-consuming process. In Ohio, a marriage can be ended through a divorce or a dissolution. A divorce action is usually a contested proceeding that is initiated by the filing of a complaint. That means the parties are unable to agree on everything when terminating their marriage. In a divorce, the Court helps determine following issues: custody of their children, the full division of their assets, child support, spousal support, or other related subjects. Divorce proceeding require an understanding of legal issues and the ability to navigate the court system.

Obtaining a Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order in Ohio

Obtaining a Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order in Ohio

August 1, 2014

Domestic abuse occurs when someone in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate or control the other person. When domestic abuse includes physical abuse, it is called domestic violence. Domestic violence involves violence or threatened violence against a family or household member, which includes the following: 

  • Spouse, former spouse, or romantic partner with whom the offender has resided in the last five years
  • Child of the offender
  • Offender’s parent or foster parent
  • Offender’s extended family member
  • Parent or child of the offender’s spouse, former spouse, or romantic partner
  • Extended family member of the offender’s spouse, former spouse, or romantic partner 




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