Family Law, and Domestic Relations, encompasses a variety of legal matters such as a divorce, dissolution, adoption, and establishing and modifying child support, child visitation and custody.
Family law and Domestic Relations lawyers often assist with child abuse matters, domestic violence, juvenile law, and/or any other major family law issue. Two of our attorneys in this practice area hold credentials above and beyond their license to practice law: Randy L. Happeney is a Certified Specialists by the Ohio State Bar Association, and Norman J. Ogilvie, Jr. is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Below are some typical Family Law practice areas that a lawyer can assist with:
Please note that some list items may be linked to other pages to help further define a subject, or answer frequently asked questions:
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Ante-nuptial Agreements
- Juvenile Abuse
- Dependence Actions
- Grandparent Custody
- Child abuse
- Domestic violence
- Juvenile law
Dagger Law’s Family Law and Domestic Relations practice and attorneys, are regionally recognized among the best.
When you need a Family Law Lawyer, you need someone that you can trust, someone with experience in the courtroom, and someone who can help you reach your goals. At Dagger Law, the practice of Domestic Relations and Family Law is a routine part of our daily business, but no case is ever routine. In 2018, Dagger Law averaged 13 new Family Law cases per month, and we know that each case has its own unique characteristics. Whether you reside in Columbus, Canal Winchester, or Lancaster; we have you covered. Check out the nearest location to you by clicking HERE
We believe that a Lawyer who practices in Family Law should focus predominantly on Family Law and related areas such as Estate Planning and Litigation. You wouldn’t want to see a general practice physician for brain surgery, and you wouldn’t want a criminal defense attorney to handle your divorce. At Dagger Law, we encourage our attorneys to focus on a practice area and to become skilled lawyers within their focus area. This has resulted in our Family Law Lawyers attaining specialized credentials, and recognition among their peers, for their work in Family Law cases.
Family Law practice recognitions include:
- U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms – Tier 1 rated in Family Law
- 2015 Central Ohio Lawyers of the Year – Norman J. Ogilvie, recipient
- Columbus Business First, Ranked 10th Top Family Law Firms in Central Ohio – 2017
- Columbus Business First, Ranked 13th Largest Family Law Practices in Central Ohio – 2018
- Columbus Business First, Ranked 13th Largest Family Law Practices in Central Ohio – 2019
- Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Norman J. Ogilvie
- Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Specialist in Family Law – Randy L. Happeney and Norman J. Ogilvie
- Super Lawyers Awards – Randy L. Happeney (2008-2019), Norman J. Ogilvie (2004-2019), Alyssa L. Parrott (Rising Star, 2019)
- George D. Martin Professionalism Award, 2018 – Norman J. Ogilvie, recipient
Will an attorney travel to me, or do I need to come to your offices in either Lancaster or Canal Winchester?
While some meetings will need to be held in our offices, we do try to minimize your travel time by offering two convenient locations in both Lancaster and Canal Winchester, Ohio. It is our goal to minimize the disruption to your life caused by legal issues, and many communications or meetings can be conducted through emails or phone calls. In certain circumstances, such as being incarcerated or held in jail, we realize that it isn’t possible for clients to reach us, and visits to your location may be required. If a Dagger Law attorney is retained to represent you, they will travel to the necessary court hearings and legal procedures in order to represent you, anywhere in Ohio! Please note that in some instances the cost to represent your case may require an unusual amount of money due to travel expenses. In such cases, we may recommend using legal representation closer to the location of your case. We are happy to provide referrals in these instances, if we are able.
How can I check the status of my Family Law and Domestic Relations matters?
First, and foremost, we encourage you to communicate with your attorney, and their support staff, for updates regarding your particular matter. This will provide you with the most recent and up to date information. Communicating frequently with your attorney will allow you to ask questions so that you understand the progress of your case, as well as provide opportunities to give them any new information that your attorney might need to know. If your question is about status of filing, or other basic information, you can follow our step-by-step guide located here: http://www.daggerlaw.com/family-law/how-to-check-the-status-of-your-domestic-relations-case-by-county/