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Columbus Divorce Lawyer

Everyone reacts differently to divorce. Some people experience sadness, others fear and some others anger. No matter what emotions you feel during the divorce process, it is almost always stressful and rarely easy.

At The Sharp Law Firm, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio, we are here to help you through this difficult time. Divorce lawyer Marianne Sharp Bernardo will take the time to get to know you and your goals, so we can create a plan that is based on your best interests.

Working Together To Achieve Your Goals

Courts in Ohio encourage parties to work together to resolve family law matters outside of contentious litigation whenever possible. This means that you and your former spouse or partner will work together to determine the terms of your divorce. To participate in the collaborative process, both parties will have an attorney, and both will sign an agreement to take a collaborative approach.

While working closely with your ex during your divorce may not seem ideal, the collaborative process has numerous benefits, including:

  • It is usually a shorter process than a contentious divorce.
  • A collaborative divorce is less expensive than going to court.
  • It allows you and your ex to set the terms of your agreement instead of a judge who doesn't know you.
  • If you and your ex must continue interacting after your divorce, such as through a child custody arrangement, a collaborative approach can leave you on better terms.

While many couples benefit from a collaborative approach, it may not always be appropriate for your situation. We are prepared to go to court when litigation is in your best interests.

Always Available To Help

We are an open book with our clients. We know how important your case is to you, which is why we keep you updated on your case and promptly answer your questions when they arise. To arrange a free initial consultation, please call our office at 614-824-1359, or contact us online.