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Same-Sex Divorce

Same-Sex Divorce Attorney in Columbus

Understanding & Protecting Your Rights

When the United States Supreme Court overturned Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage in June of 2015, it granted same-sex couples the right to legally marry in our state. It also granted those same couples the right to legally divorce—an issue that until then was often incredibly complex and difficult for same-sex couples that had traveled to other states to marry and were then unable to legally divorce in Ohio. Of course, divorce is never easy, but these relatively new laws allow same-sex couples a clear path at how to proceed with everything from the division of assets to child custody to spousal support and more. That being said, there are a few key issues that are more specific to same-sex couples, which is why it’s wise to enlist the assistance of a Columbus same-sex divorce attorney who has experience in this particular area. At The Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak, we offer compassionate, personalized services aimed at helping you understand and protect your legal rights as you navigate the divorce process.

To learn more about how our firm can help you, contact us at (614) 344-6965 today. We offer free, initial case evaluations for all new and potential clients.

Dissolution vs. Divorce: Which Is Right for You?

Because same-sex marriage (and, therefore, same-sex divorce) has only been legal in Ohio for a few short years, many former couples who wish to formally divorce have already been separated for some time. In such cases, the two individuals may have already begun living separately, divided up their assets, and created an arrangement for child custody. If you wish to pursue same-sex divorce essentially as a legal formality for a union that has effectively already ended, dissolution might be the right option.

In order to successfully pursue dissolution (or, uncontested divorce), you and your former partner must agree on every aspect of the dissolution, including but not limited to:

If you are able to reach an agreement with your spouse, you will likely only have to attend one hearing during which a judge will listen to both you and your spouse’s testimonies and issue an official Decree of Dissolution.

Why Hire a Same-Sex Divorce Attorney?

While same-sex marriages and divorces are essentially the same as gender-opposite marriages and divorces, various complications associated with the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in Ohio can arise. For instance, the court considers the length of a marriage when determining many issues involved in a divorce, like spousal support, but what if you and your former partner were together for years before you were allowed to legally marry? Is a home you and your spouse purchased together before you could legally marry considered marital or separate property?

At The Law Office of Dmitriy Borshchak, our Columbus same-sex divorce attorney has experience handling these and other complex issues. We understand what it takes to help you successfully navigate the divorce process and we’re prepared to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide you with the sound representation you need.

Contact our firm today for a free case evaluation. Call (614) 344-6965 to get started. Payment plans are available.

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Families We've Helped

  • You're a great attorney

    “I want to tell you no matter what happens, you're a great attorney and will have a long successful career.”

    Former Client

  • The attorney you need on your side.

    “He was able to get me the very best custody arrangement given the circumstances he had to overcome. Beyond that, he truly cared. I knew I was never just another case, but he was concerned about what was best for my children and I.”


  • He was very prompt with his responses and it was apparent that he did everything in his power to assist my beneficence.

    “Dmitriy was very helpful and knowledgeable. I felt as if my opinions were taken into consideration when proceeding with my case. He made sure to keep me in the loop in a way that I was able to understand. I highly recommend hiring him!”


  • Thank you again for the phenomenal service

    “Dmitriy, I want to thank you for your outstanding service. I am so appreciative that you were in court to settle my case. You were always there to explain the steps along the way and answer all questions to the fullest. Thank you again for the phenomenal service.”

    Former Client

  • He was able to get me the best possible settlement with my divorce/custody.

    “From the moment he took my case his advice was sound and he responded promptly to inquiries and concerns. His knowledge for the law is astounding. He's articulate, professional, and always prepared. I would highly recommend him.”


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  • We Have Gone Through Your Situation and Understand What You'ref Going Through.
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