Columbus Divorce Attorney

Guidance In Making The Tough Decisions

Every divorce requires making difficult decisions. How will you divide your property and assets? How much time do you want with your children and do you or your spouse get custody? All of these decisions will affect the rest of your life and your children's lives. You need a lawyer who has guided many people through this process and can help you get what you need to have a successful life after your divorce.

At Heagerty & Associates we know what that takes and how frustrating it can be to achieve on your own. Patrick J. Heagerty works with you, your spouse and his or her lawyer to find compromises you can live with and that meet your needs. He knows there are two sides to every story and wants to make sure your side is heard.

Getting Divorced In Ohio

To get a divorce in Ohio, you must be a resident of the state for a minimum of six months and live in the particular county where you will be filing for a minimum of 90 days. Ohio is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that a couple can divorce over irreconcilable differences as opposed to having to show cause for the divorce.

Our attorney will sit down with you to discuss your goals and what you feel you absolutely need from your divorce. You will discuss many potentially emotional and divisive issues, such as custody of your children, child support payments and dividing your property and assets between yourself and your spouse. We are intimately familiar with the Columbus-area family court system and can frequently overcome any potential hurdles you may encounter.

Many couples choose to work these arrangements out for themselves through an uncontested divorce. We can help you and your spouse with these negotiations and draw up the necessary documentation to present to the family courts. If you and your spouse are unable to agree on anything and have a contested divorce, our attorney has extensive trial experience and will fight to achieve your goals while protecting your interests.