At Trolinger Law Offices, LLC, we understand that not everybody is an attorney, and we work close by our clients to craft a winning strategy that fits their needs. We specialize in family and business law and have two convenient locations that allow us to serve the entire state of Ohio. Contact us today to request a consultation for your family or business law-related case.
Family Law Attorney in Columbus, Ohio
Legal family matters are sensitive, and they affect the lives of many. At Trolinger Law Offices, we understand the difficulty that comes along with family law cases, and we strive to provide the compassionate, understanding, and effective legal counsel that these situations demand. The Columbus family law attorneys at Trolinger Law Offices have years of experience in these situations, enabling them to provide the legal counsel needed to protect you, your family, and your financial interests in these trying times.
Business Attorney in Columbus, Ohio
Since the third grade, attorney Chris Trolinger knew he wanted to be an attorney. Since then, he has grown into one of the most reputable business attorneys in Columbus, Ohio. Let Trolinger Law Offices guide your business to success every step of the way with our thorough and effective business legal counsel. From entity formation and document creation to employment law and general representation, you can count on the Columbus business attorneys at Trolinger Law Offices for the counsel you need to succeed.
Family law matters are often nuanced and require a competent and experienced advocate who can walk you through the process. You should consult with one of our experienced divorce, child custody, or court appeals attorneys if:
- You have questions about how long the process may take.
- You need to know how to prepare for a divorce or custody case.
- You have concerns about what next steps you should (or should not) take with your legal matter.
- Your spouse has already filed for divorce.
- Children’s services have contacted you and your family.
- You are being investigated by a law enforcement agency.
- You need to enforce a court order.
- You need to change the terms of your decree or shared parenting plan.
Being prepared will help give you the best chance to protect your interests during your proceedings. Many clients come in with a list of questions related to their cases. Your divorce lawyer will be able to answer your questions and talk you through the various avenues your case can take and what each step looks like.
Your divorce attorney will ask you a lot of questions. It’s essential that they get to know you and your situation; be as honest and forthcoming as possible. After a divorce consultation, you may be asked to do some research to learn as much as you can about your finances, assets, liabilities, and regular expenses. It’s important for both parties to have a clear understanding of their shared assets, debts, and incomes. In other cases, if you didn’t already, you will need to produce all relevant documents and agreements.
You should prepare for your consultation by bringing as much relevant documentation as possible. The list below highlights a few of the things you should bring. Documents needed are based on matter, and this list is not all-inclusive. Once you schedule your consultation, we will prepare you with exactly what you need to bring.
Tax returns are often the best way to get a comprehensive look at your financial situation. This is especially true if you and your spouse did not always file a joint return.
You should bring at least three months’ worth of pay stubs for you and your spouse. This will help your attorney gain a clear picture of your finances and make an initial estimate on alimony.
You should bring any legal paperwork that is relevant to your marriage. This might include:
- Prenuptial agreements
- You and your children’s social security cards and passports
- Birth certificates of children
- Documents from any prior legal proceedings involving your children or spouse
- Separation agreements
- Divorce decrees
Potentially Incriminating Evidence
If there is any evidence that could be incriminating for you or your spouse and is related to the divorce, your attorney needs to know about it. This might include social media posts, texts, photos, videos, or notes documenting cheating or abuse.
One divorce attorney has the ability to draft all of the documents needed to file for divorce, dissolution, or legal separation, as long as both parties are in agreement on the terms. However, one attorney cannot represent two opposing sides to a case. When conflicts arise, as they often do, you will want to ensure that the attorney is acting solely in your best interest.
Trolinger Law Offices in Columbus, Ohio
If you require family or business legal counsel, our Columbus attorneys are here to help. Our Columbus office is located a few blocks south of the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse at 503 S. High Street, Suite 201. Stop by our office or give us a call today to request a free consultation.