Family Law

Family law is one of the most difficult areas of legal practice, both because of the complexity of the subject matter but even more so because of the emotional nature of each situation. In ideal circumstances, no one would want lawyers, courts, and other government entities to be involved when dealing with family issues. However, you need to look out for your and your family’s best interest and that means having the best family law and divorce attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, on your side.

The attorneys from the Meade Law Group have the expertise necessary to provide you with the best possible legal representation. More than that, we will treat you with the compassion and empathy you deserve and take the time necessary to fully understand your situation. Contact us to talk to one of our family law attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, and let’s develop the best legal strategy that aligns with your goals and interests.

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Alimony/ Spousal Support

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Asset and Debt Division

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Child Support

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Divorce and Dissolution

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Parentage and Child Custody

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Parenting Time

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Protective Orders

The adoption process in Ohio can be time-consuming and difficult to navigate if you need to do it on your own. You may not even be aware that Ohio recognizes several forms of adoption. Even when successful, what should be a joyous occasion often leaves prospective parents disheartened by the time it is done. Our family law attorneys from Columbus, Ohio, will guide you toward the best path forward and minimize the stress of the adoption process.

Do you feel like the work you put into growing your family, raising your children, maintaining the home, and supporting your spouse is not appreciated? That nobody will acknowledge that you may have given up a career to do all of this? You may feel like this, but the factual situation is different. Your work is recognized by divorce law in Ohio and it calls for equitable division of the household income. However, you still need to go through a legal process to demonstrate this. The Meade Law Group has the best divorce attorneys in Columbus, Ohio – we can help you get the support you deserve after a divorce.

Just as Ohio divorce law calls for an equitable division of household income, it does the same with asset and debt division. The courts presume an equal 50/50 split between spouses and you must justify any adjustments. If you are afraid of losing assets that you believe are rightfully yours or face the prospect of taking on more debt than you can handle, you need experienced legal counsel to argue your case.

A child is entitled to proper support and resources while it is growing up. Ohio law recognizes this need, but the practical outcome of a child support case depends on a lot of factors. If you need someone to fight for you to establish a child support order, modify an existing one, or enforce an order against non-payments, our family law attorneys will be with you every step of the way.

In an ideal situation, everyone involved in a divorce or custody case will be satisfied with the outcome and honor the final order. However, that is not always how it plays out in practice. If the other party does not comply with a part or the entire order, you must file a motion for contempt to enforce it. We can help you resolve the matter as quickly as possible.

The end of a marriage is a trying time, even in the best of cases. But you can’t allow yourself to be passive right now – your future depends on it. Who will get what? What will happen to the kids? You need experienced attorneys to fight for you in a contested divorce or compassionate legal minds to make sure everything goes smoothly in an uncontested divorce. You will find the best divorce attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, at the Meade Law Group – let us help during this difficult process and safeguard the future for you and your family.

One of the most important issues you and your children will ever face is who gets legal custody after a divorce or breakup. We know you won’t back down, but you do not have the luxury to fight this on your own. You need to fight smart. You need expert legal representation on your side. Contact us and we will fight tooth and nail to protect your fundamental right to raise your children.

Parenting time refers to the schedule that determines where a child stays during specific times. If you are being unfairly deprived of the rightful time you should have with your child or there are justified reasons to modify the schedule, you have legal recourse. Contact our family law attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, and let us find a strategy that will grant you the parenting time you deserve.

More than 10 million people are abused by their intimate partners every year, both women and men. More than that, abusers can also hurt children. You should not be in a position where you or your children are being threatened, abused, or hurt by anyone. It is paramount that you protect yourself. Contact us and we will petition the court to issue a protection order to protect you.

“Don’t let fear and anxiety control decisions that can affect your future.”
Attorney Dan Gurtner


Attorney Dan Gurtner is an attorney specializing in all matters related to domestic relations and family law as well as estate and probate law. He has over 14 years experience and has served as a presenter at numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars.