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Columbus Divorce Lawyer

COLUMBUS DIVORCE LAWYERVirginia Cornwell is a Columbus Divorce Lawyer and an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Family Relations Specialist.

At the Law Offices of Virginia C. Cornwell, we understand that sometimes divorce is the only option.  When you have done your due diligence to try to end the marriage by agreement, or you have a reason that you must have a restraining order quickly, divorce is what you need, not dissolution.  To read more about the difference between divorce and dissolution, click the link.

As a Columbus Divorce Lawyer, Virginia Cornwell stays in touch with the practices and procedures in Franklin County, in order to help her clients know what to expect from the court, and to help her clients make informed choices about strategy, and whether to continue to litigate or settle.

If you need help with a divorce in Columbus, or just need to talk about the possibility of divorce, you may call our office at 614-225-9316 for help.  You will also find a lot of information about divorce by reading the divorce articles on our website.

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Franklin County Child Custody Attorney

FAMILY LAWYERVirginia Cornwell is a Franklin County Child Custody Attorney and an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Family Relations Specialist.  

The Law Offices of Virginia C. Cornwell represents fathers, mothers, grandparents and LGBT partners in Franklin County Ohio child custody matters.  Our Franklin County Custody Lawyers advise our clients as to the best way to get their case through the Franklin County court system.

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We help both married and never married parents with their child custody and related matters, such as child support, parenting time, tax exemption, health insurance, payment for extra-curricular activities, transportation problems, post-decree modifications,  and appeals.

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Franklin County Ohio Child Custody LawyerOur experienced child custody attorneys help clients in Franklin and surrounding counties, such as Delaware County, Licking County, Pickaway County, Union County and Fairfield County.  We also help clients with their Ohio child custody issues in many other counties throughout Ohio.

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Virginia Cornwell is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Family Relations Specialist.

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Help! My Ex Will Not Give Me A Copy of My Child’s Insurance Card

OHIO FAMILY LAWYERAs strange as this may seem, this is a very common complaint.  In Ohio, the first question you have to ask is “Who is required to provide medical insurance for the child?”

If there are no court orders regarding parental rights of the child then the parent withholding the card is not doing anything legally wrong, but possibly not acting in their child’s best interest (depending on the circumstances).

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If there are court orders requiring a parent to provide medical insurance for a child, and they are preventing the other parent from using that medical insurance, then they are preventing their child from receiving the benefit of the insurance, at least part of the time.  This would apply only if each parent has court ordered parenting time.   In this circumstance, the person should consider filing a motion for contempt.  However, in the circumstance where the order to provide support is through a CSEA order, and the other parent has no court ordered parenting time, then legally the child is never away from the parent with the insurance.

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FAMILY LAWYERVirginia Cornwell is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Family Relations Specialist.

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Can you sue for a broken heart?

Columbus Ohio Family LawyerVirginia Cornwell is an Ohio Family Lawyer and one of approximately 100 Ohio State Bar Association Certified Family Relations Specialist in Ohio.

Did you have a change of heart and leave your fiancé at the altar? If so, be glad that you are in Ohio where “heart balm actions” have been abolished.  In 1978 Ohio passed Ohio Revised Code 2305.29, also known as the Heart Balm Statute, which says that no person shall be liable for civil damages in the following types of cases:

  • breach of a promise to marry
  • alienation of affections
  • criminal conversation

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Later cases have generally found that the following types of actions are also abolished under the statute, at least when it relates to civil damages for a failed relationship or a person wronged in a relationship:

  • enticement
  • intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • fraud
  • negligence

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OHIO FAMILY LAWYER PATERNITY FATHERS RIGHTSAlthough some states will still allow heart balm actions, Ohio does not.  You cannot sue the person who stole your spouse away from you for money damages, and you cannot sue your spouse for money damages in a civil case for cheating on you.  Generally, you cannot successfully sue your fiancé for leaving you at the altar, even if you had already spent a lot of money on the wedding.

Be sure to also take a look at our article about returning the wedding ring after a broken engagement in Ohio.

If you have further questions, please call our office at 614-225-9316 to arrange a time to speak with a Family Lawyer.

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