A Better Way To Divorce In Ohio

Collaborative Divorce

Nancy L. Sponseller

Nancy Sponseller

NANCY L. SPONSELLER
Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller
5890 Sawmill Rd., Suite 110
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Phone: 614-764-0423
Fax: 614-764-2486
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: www.sponsellerlaw.com
OSBA Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law

INTRODUCTION/GENERAL COMMENTS/GOALS FOR INVOLVEMENT IN COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW CASES:

For the past twenty years, I have been significantly involved in collaborative Family Law in Central Ohio. My professional work and the work of my professional collaborative colleagues have been for the singular purpose of providing to those of you who need Family Law legal services in Central Ohio, the best peacemaking, out of court process to terminate a marriage, restructure the family, and restructure the family’s finances. After twenty years of experience as a fully advanced trained collaborative attorney, I confidently state that the collaborative process is by far the best process for resolving family matters in the most peaceful and productive way for those who seek a peaceful, out of court process for conflict resolution in family matters. I invite you to see my credentials and further information on this web site and also at my web site http://www.sponsellerlaw.com/

AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Collaborative Family Law

Family Law

  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Divorce (uncontested, agreed divorce)
  • Legal Separation
  • Separation Agreements
  • Shared Parenting Plans
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Mediation

Probate and Estate Planning

  • Probate Estate Administration—Full as well as Release from Administration
  • Estate Planning Consultations
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney (Financial)
  • Advanced Directives (Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Will)

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:
Attorney at Law

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:
Ohio State Bar Assoc. Board Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law (since 2006)

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D.

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:
The Ohio State University, B.A.

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE GROUP MEMBERSHIP:
International Association of Collaborative Professionals
Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals (over the past twenty years serving as president, past president, board member and as a member of various committees)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/ACTIVITIES:

Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals: Member (2000-Present) President (2018-2019); Past President (2019-2020)

Board Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law, Ohio State Bar Assoc.(2006-Present)

Columbus Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1986-1989; Family Law Committee, 1990-Present; Fee Arbitration Committee, 2007-2018; Long Range Planning Committee, 1995; Professional Ethics & Grievance Committee, 1982-1986

Columbus Bar Foundation, Board Trustee, 1991-1995

Ohio Super Lawyer (2003-Present)

AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell (1997-Present)

Best Lawyers in America, (1995-Present)

PERSONAL INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES:
Active Member, Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, Upper Arlington and Hilliard, Ohio; Kairos Torch Prison Ministry (for prisons incarcerating juveniles); Bed Brigade, providing free beds to those in need in Central Ohio; Dog Rescue.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION-COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW PRACTICE AND RELATED SKILLS TRAINING:

Year Training Type / Instructor Hours
10/3-4/19 Woody Mosten Advanced Training, COACDP/Cols Bar Assoc. 12
01/23-27/18 Mosten Intensive Interdisciplinary Divorce Mediation Training. 40
10/12-14/17 18th Annual Educational Forum, Intern’l Assoc. of Collaborative Professionals: Mosten/Tessler/others 19
10/15-19/15 16th Annual Educational Forum, Intern’l Assoc. of Collaborative Professionals 15
10/15/14 Domestic Mediation Training CBA/Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio 40
0911/14 Managing Impasse & Difficult Conversations Collaborative Practice 3
10/17-21/13 14th Annual Educational Forum, Intern’l Assoc. of Collaborative Professionals 16
09/12/13 Basic Collaborative Family Law Training CBA/COACDP 3
3/28/13 Basic Mediation & Uniform Mediation Act Training Ohio Supreme Court sponsored training 14
04/27/12 Advanced Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training Collaborative Practice 12
05/20/10 Advanced Collaborative Family Law Urban/White J.D. 6
04/11/07 Advanced Collaborative Family Law Practice Sherri Goren Slovin, JD. 6
08/26/04 Collaborative Family Law Training John L. McElwee, J.D. 12
11/11/02 Advanced Collaborative Family Law OSBA 4
11/12/01 Collaborative Law Techniques in Family Law OSBA Ellen Kay Douglas 3
02/15/99 Collaborative Law Techniques Stu Webb (“The Father of Collaborative Law 3

Sampling of Other Family Law Continuing Education:

04/05/17 Evidence Informed Decision Making— What Do We need to Know About Children AFCC-Ohio Chapter 3.5
10/10/16 28th AAML Ohio Chapter Annual Family Law Symposium AAML Ohio Chapter 7
06/09/16 Fourth Annual Family Law Institute OSBA 11
08/21/15 8th annual Practice Update for Family Law OSBA 3.5
04/04/16 Parental Alienation: Assessment & Interventions OSBA 2.75
08/21/15 8th annual Practice Update for Family Law OSBA 3.5
04/08/15 Same Sex Parenting OSBA 3.0
10/13/14 26th annual AAML Ohio Chapter Annual Family Law symposium AAML Ohio Chapter 5.5
08/22/14 7th annual Practice Update for Family Law OSBA 3.0
10/14/13 25th Annual AAML Ohio Chapter Annual Family Law Symposium AAML Ohio Chapter 6.25
11/24/12 6th Annual Practice Update for Family Law Specialists OSBA. 3.0
10/08/12 24th Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar & Update on Family Law in Ohio) AAML Ohio Chapter 7.0
08/24/12 6th Annual Practice Update for Family Law Specialists OSBA 3.0
10/10 11 23rd Annual Family Law Symposium AAML Ohio Chapter 7.0
06//21/11 Master Series Domestic Law CBA 6.0
10/11/10 22nd Annual AAML Institute Family Law symposium AAML Ohio Chapter 6.50
06/08/10 Unconventional Divorce CBA 3.0
04/30/10 Annual Practice Update for Family Law Practice OSBA 6.0
03/12/10 Masters Series: Domestic Law CBA 6.0
10/11/09 21st Annual Family Law Symposium AAML Ohio Chapter 7.0
4/03/09 3rd annual Practice Update for Family Law Specialists OSBA 3.0