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March is the Month with the Most Franklin County Ohio Divorce Filings

The Columbus Dispatch recently interviewed Virginia Cornwell and other Columbus Ohio Divorce Lawyers for an article in the Columbus Dispatch.  The article discussed what time of year people are most likely to file for divorce.  Although family law firms typically receive more calls in January than in December, it often takes several months before people are ready to actually file their divorce papers.  Virginia Cornwell says “Your head is ready before your feet are ready.”

It is common for people to postpone divorce and other family law litigation until after the holidays, especially when child custody is likely to be an element of the divorce.  In cases involving child custody, people often wait until the end of the school year to file for divorce because they don’t want the children to have to switch schools in the middle of the year.

In addition, once the decision to divorce is made, there are a lot of decisions to make, discussions to have and preparation for a move and starting a new life.  There are financial considerations, and if children are involved there may be a need for counseling to help the children adjust to all the changes in their life.  If you are going to hire a lawyer, you may have to meet with several lawyers before you select one that is a good fit for you.  To learn more about divorce in Ohio, see the following page from our web site: http://www.cornwell-law.com/divorce-and-marriage/

To read the Columbus Dispatch article, see: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/01/05/couples-most-likely-to-call-it-quits-in-march.html

To read some of our “Divorce in Ohio” series, click any of the following links:

Part 1 (Conciliation or Legal Separation)Part 2 (Dissolution or Uncontested Divorce)Part 3 (Reasons to Choose Divorce)Part 4 (Restraining Orders),Part 5 (Where will you live?)Part 6 (Paper Work)Part 7 (Health Insurance)Part 8 (Attorney Fees)Part 9 (5 Dirty Divorce Tricks), Part 10, (5 More Dirty Divorce Tricks).

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