Whether you're facing divorce, child custody disputes, or other family-related legal matters, we offer comprehensive family law services to help protect your interests and achieve your goals.Family Law
If you're seeking expert legal guidance on divorce law in Columbus, Ohio, our firm offers top-notch services to help ensure your case is handled effectively and efficiently.Divorce Law
For those seeking a less adversarial approach to resolving legal disputes, we offer effective mediation services designed to help parties find mutually agreeable solutions.Mediation
Looking for skilled legal representation for child support matters in Columbus, Ohio? We are well-equipped to provide personalized solutions tailored to your unique situation.Child Support
Division of Assets
As a reputable Columbus, Ohio law firm, we offer comprehensive legal guidance and representation for division of assets in various situations.Division of Assets
Jessica King understands the sensitive nature of child custody cases, and offer compassionate and skilled legal representation to help you navigate the complexities of the legal process.Child Custody
We understand that prenuptial agreements can be a sensitive topic for couples planning to get married. Having a prenuptial agreement in place can provide peace of mind for both parties.Prenuptial Agreements
Parenting Time Schedules
Our Columbus-based law firm assists parents in creating effective and personalized parenting time schedules that prioritize the well-being and best interests of their children.Parenting Time
EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY IN AND OUT OF COURT
Whether your case is complex and contentious or simple and straightforward, our priority is to keep your proceedings as amicable as possible. If you are a parent, the path you choose to end your marriage will impact how you co-parent and how your children grow. Divorce does not have to adversely affect the wellbeing of your children. We will show you a better way to end your marriage.
While we try to resolve every case without litigation, divorce mediation and settlement is not always possible. In those cases, we will fight for you in court, and we will never give up on you as our client. Whichever course your case takes, we are ready to stand side by side with you and achieve whatever goals you may have. You can trust us – you invest in us, and we will invest in you.
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Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Platinum / 2023
Why Experience Matters
A New Approach to Divorce
Welcome to The Law Office of Jessica G. King where we specialize in helping our clients navigate divorce with grace and efficiency. Led by our experienced family law lawyer, Jessica King, we have assisted so many of our cherished clients in Columbus and central Ohio in achieving divorce outcomes that seemed totally impossible. We won’t waste your time. We won’t ignore your messages. We won’t “generally” know your case. We will know your case down to the smallest details. We will answer your calls within 24 hours. This is your life. This is your family. It’s serious and we get it. Just ask our clients…
Divorce doesn’t have to mean a complete and total drain on your assets. We don’t want that for you. Our goal is to protect you and your money – not to watch you squander your resources and your sanity in divorce court. We are a different kind of firm. But here’s the thing, we want you to hear our philosophy from us. We do not charge for consultations. If our approach sounds interesting to you, let’s talk.
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Jessica has 20 years of experience guiding her clients through litigation in state and federal courts in jurisdictions across the United States. She has extensive experience mediating cases to early resolution saving her clients hundreds of thousands of dollars in litigation expense.VIEW MORE
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Divorce and Family Mediation
Divorce Mediation is an opportunity to avoid the risks that come with placing the fate of your family in the hands of the court. Mediation maintains the privacy of personal aspects of your marriage and family. Most importantly, it saves you and your spouse (and your children) from the cost of litigation. By engaging Columbus based mediator and divorce lawyer, Jessica King, parties cut down on the time and cost associated with traditional divorce.
Jessica helps the parties resolve issues related to custody, support, division of assets and liabilities and other unique issues relative to each family’s case.
Jessica also assists with post-decree matters related to co-parenting, parenting time schedules and other family matters that may present themselves after a divorce or dissolution has been finalized.
Jessica King believes a successful mediation must include the following elements:
Control Your Destiny
Avoid letting the courts decide your family's future.
Higher Level of Privacy
Mediation sessions are conducted in a confidential setting.
Save on costly litigation fees by choosing divorce mediation.
- Thoughtful listening to the parties’ concerns
- Effective and controlled communication
- Awareness and acknowledgement of common ground and/or intention
- Compassionate understanding of the parties’ personalities and emotions
Jessica has successfully guided hundreds of clients away from the expense and disruption of litigation and toward a win-win mediation result.
Please contact Ohio divorce attorney and mediator Jessica King to discuss settlement and mediation of your family law matter. Contact email@example.com to set up an initial FREE consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical cost of mediation?
My hourly rate is $350. In a divorce mediation where all issues are at play - custody, division of assets/liabilities, and support - the typical cost is approximately $3500-$4500 for my services. This includes mediating your case, preparing and filing your dissolution paperwork and seeing your case through the final hearing. Please note, this is only an estimate. Many factors, including the complexity of the issues and the participation of the clients, influence how much time is required to work through the issues. My promise to you is that I will be extremely efficient in our work together and there will be no surprise costs.
Do you require a retainer to move forward with your services?
Yes. I require a $1500 retainer to begin our work together.
Are you conducting mediations by Zoom?
Yes. All mediations are conducted by videoconference. This has actually been a great benefit to my clients as they can participate from the comfort of their home or other space. Technology allows me to share documents, meet separately with either party and be just as efficient as I am for in-person meetings. I am available for in person mediation upon request.
Do I have to hire a lawyer to review the Mediation Agreement?
No. But you certainly can consult with a lawyer at any point during our work together.
Do you offer free consultations to determine if we are a good fit for mediation?
Yes. I am happy to connect by telephone or by Zoom videoconference for a consult to discuss whether mediation is the right fit for your situation. In this consultation, I will explain the divorce mediation process and seek to understand more about your dynamics and interactions as a couple. Further, I am willing to discuss the mediation process with each member of the couple at no charge. JGK Mediation will never charge potential clients for a conversation to discuss if mediation is the right choice for them.
Do you handle dissolutions?
Through The Law Office of Jessica G. King, LLC, I draft and file paperwork to process the dissolution of your marriage. Sometimes, families have reached agreement on the majority of the terms of their divorce. In that case, I will represent one of the spouses (the other spouse may or may not hire a lawyer) to help negotiate the few remaining issues. I will then prepare and file paperwork to finalize the dissolution - again, while representing only one of the spouses. This approach is very affordable and economical.
Can we knock out the mediation in one day?
No. Typically, we split the meetings along the issues. I prefer we meet for 1.5 hour sessions, each one dedicated to one issue (custody, property division, or support). Divorce mediation can be an emotionally taxing process and we all need to be focused and fresh for the discussions.
Do both parties have to be present for mediation?My preference is that both parties attend if they are able. First, this reduces cost to you as it reduces the amount of time overall for the mediation process. Second, by communicating directly and through my facilitation, we will avoid misunderstandings and miscommunications. Both of you will be in the Zoom meeting, hearing what the other person has to say. If joint meetings are not possible, we will still make the mediation process work. This is your process. I will tailor it to your needs.
Is mediation a confidential, private process?
Yes. This is one of the primary benefits of mediation over litigation. Your family finances and issues will remain private and not be the subject of public court filings (though some general financial disclosures are required prior in your dissolution paperwork). Everything said in divorce mediation is confidential. For this reason, you can speak freely without worry that it will be used against you in court. There is no public record of what is said or what goes on during our sessions together.
What is the final product of our mediation process?
At the conclusion of the mediation process, I will prepare a document memorializing all of the agreements reached during our sessions. Both parties will sign this Mediation Agreement. My goal is for this document to be as specific as possible so there are no gaps or ambiguities.
Upon written, informed consent of all parties, I can then represent one party and prepare and file the legal documents with the court to process the dissolution.
“There’s a better way to end your marriage.
Before you spend $15,000 to lawyer up,
consider divorce mediation with JGK.”