About Our Columbus Family Law Attorneys
Our attorneys are experienced family law experts. We have represented thousands of clients in all family law and domestic matters since 1984. Mr. Hoffman has been involved in contested trials disputing custody, assets, liabilities, and child support, among other areas. Our attorneys are known around Columbus and the surrounding counties as experienced and knowledgeable family law lawyers committed to serving clients fully from the point of meeting until the final result. Our attorneys commit themselves to their clients and are driven to consistently work for the best results. Our attorneys are passionate, considerate, and care about each and every case that they handle. Our attorneys will be there for you 24/7 to support your needs and your family's needs. If you are dealing with family legal matters in the Columbus area or surrounding counties, do not hesitate to call Hoffman Law.
Columbus Divorce Lawyers
In contested divorces, the parties involved are unable to come to an agreement as to the terms and distributions involved in the separation. The main issues involved in a contested divorce are parenting time and custody allocations, child support orders, property distributions, and spousal support orders. Our attorneys are equipped with the skills and experience to guide you through each step of the divorce proceedings in the Columbus court system. We will be sure to represent your interests strongly before the court and deliver consistent results. Click here to read more about Columbus contested divorces and reach out to our attorneys to discuss your case today. We have represented thousands of individuals in Columbus in divorce proceedings since 1984.
Columbus Dissolution Lawyers
In a dissolution, both parties consent to settle all disputes outside of a courtroom. All of the issues that need to be resolved must be resolved prior to filing a petition with the court. Furthermore, unlike a divorce, in a dissolution, there is no subpoena available. For this reason, all information must be volunteered willingly by each party to resolve the matters at hand. A dissolution can often save parties a significant amount of time and money as attorneys limit their in-court time and contentious negotiations are avoided. There are significant benefits to resolving a separation by way of dissolution, but there are also disadvantages. Reach out to one of our attorneys to discuss if your case can be resolved by way of dissolution. We have decades of experience filing dissolutions in Columbus.
Columbus Custody Lawyers
There is nothing more important than the health and safety of the children involved in domestic legal proceedings. Custody needs to be determined by looking for the best interest of each child involved in the case. In many cases, evidence is misunderstood by the court and parents or loved ones are left without the legal right to be with their children. Custody can be handled as part of a divorce, dissolution, or juvenile allocation of parental rights and responsibilities matter. Our offices have been successfully representing parents and loved ones in these situations since 1984. We passionately believe that the best interest of children can only be achieved with the help of an experienced lawyer that will be on your side throughout the legal process.
Columbus Grandparent's Rights Lawyers
While most child custody and child visitation disputes primarily involve the parents of the child in dispute, grandparents often deserve their voices to be heard in regards to visitation rights and even custody. In many circumstances, grandparents of children play a major role in a child's life and can be regarded by the courts as a more suitable guardian than the parents. In some cases, grandparents may be entitled to child support payments from the other party if minors are involved. Hoffman Law has extensive experience representing grandparents and securing them a voice and the rights that they deserve in child custody and visitation matters. Our offices believe in serving the best interests of children and we will fight for grandparent's rights at all costs .
A civil protection order is issued in the Columbus domestic courts when there is a domestic violence accusation where "immediate and present danger" is found. Civil protection orders are referred to as "CPOs". These orders are designed by the courts to protect individuals from future danger. Furthermore, CPOs are taken very seriously by the court system. The document that an individual seeking a CPO must file is called a petition. In Franklin County, the Petition for a CPO can be found here. It is important to specify to the court exactly what has happened to bring a need for the CPO and who needs protection. CPOs can protect the person filing for the CPO, minor children, and/or other family/members or household members. Possible remedies afforded by a CPO are the following: temporary parental rights and responsibilities for minor children, financial support, eviction, and preventing future contact, among other remedies. A CPO can be in place for up to five (5) years. If you are being accused of domestic violence charges and have a CPO filed against you or need assistance getting a CPO in place, contact our attorneys as soon as possible.