Family law in Columbus, OH, is a broad subject that covers matters from juvenile delinquency and child abuse to divorce and custody. This variety of cases comes under the jurisdiction of different courts.
For decades of experience and in-depth knowledge of the law, look to John H. Bates, Attorney At Law, for wise legal counsel and sound representation. I have found settlement negotiations and mediation foster harmonious and efficient resolution in the courts.
Cases Before The Juvenile Court
Children are not too young to get into serious trouble with the law. A juvenile delinquency case may have serious consequences, serious enough that a criminal defense lawyer is needed to give them fair representation in court.
Children may require guardianship or find themselves in the middle of circumstances that call their health and well-being into question. I represent parents and family members in cases where a child’s welfare is at risk, whether it be a victim of abuse or neglect – or they may be facing criminal charges themselves.
Cases Before The Domestic Relations Court
I represent parents in matters related to divorce – a great time of stress for everyone involved. It often spills into other legal and social issues, such as filing bankruptcy or receiving counseling for domestic violence, mental health, and substance abuse. Let me work for your best outcome in cases involving:
- Legal Separation
I offer representation for child custody cases. I can help you establish the child-parent relationship or safeguard your parental rights and achieve an outcome that is the best interest of your child as part of a divorce.