Divorce & Dissolution

columbus_divorce_father_son_fishingThe experienced attorneys at Bergman & Yiangou in Columbus, Ohio handle each divorce or dissolution of marriage with decisive action and professionalism.  We pride ourselves in helping you reach your goals at a reasonable cost.

The attorneys at Bergman & Yiangou will aggressively represent your interests in the event of a divorce or dissolution and will strive to give you the results you desire.

To file a Columbus divorce case, you must be a resident of the State of Ohio for at least 6 months and a resident of the county at least 90 days prior to filing a complaint.

A dissolution can be filed by the parties if they agree to all matters relating to child support, custody of children and property division.  If there are any matters which cannot be agreed upon, a divorce must be filed.

With respect to custody of minor children, there are primarily two types of child custody recognized in Ohio in the event of a divorce.

Joint custody or shared parenting exists when both parents are custodians and one parent is referred to as the school placement parent.  Both parents are responsible for the rearing of the children and work together in reaching decisions about their child or children.

In contrast to shared parenting, sole custody exists where one parent is the sole custodian and the other parent has companionship time with the child or children.

In either shared parenting or sole custody, child support can be ordered and is based on the gross income of the divorced parties.  Deductions from gross income can be taken for such items as child support being paid for another child of a party.

“When it comes to divorce, we’ve learned that every experience is unique” notes Andrew Niese, Divorce Lawyer at Bergman & Yiangou.  “The termination of a marriage is a stressful and painful experience.  Litigating matters of child support, child custody, spousal support and property division should only be entrusted to experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorneys.”