Jack's Law Office

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These are the words that may describe your feelings if you are thinking about a divorce in Ohio. And these words may have been present inside of you for a very long time. You are afraid to talk about it, but can't stop thinking about it. You have talked to your closest friend and maybe a family member but, whoa, I am not sure what they are really saying. One person says one thing, another person says another. You always believed "it" would never happen to you. It didn't happen to your parents so why is it happening to me. In fact, your parents may not believe in divorce. What went wrong? How can I protect my kids? How can I move forward? What will my future look like? What are my options? What are MY rights? Do I have to move out? How will the bills get paid? I don't even know how much money my spouse makes? How will I found out? Am I doing the right thing? What is fair?

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There is good news. I can help you. In fact, I know I can help you. I have made this web site to help people just like you. I have learned that people's mindset can be in various places when talking about divorce. It kind of goes like this:

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But what I have learned is that no matter where you are mentally in the divorce process, the big thing to do first is get information. Get educated. Learn about the divorce process. This stuff is not easy. It is tricky. I had two degrees before I went to law school. Three degrees and a license to practice law when I got out of law school. And went I started on my first divorce case-I was absolutely dumbfounded. I knew nothing.

But first, I have to have your questions and understand your story. So email me your questions by filling out the contact form here

Depending on where you are on this timeline-will result in the type of education you will need and the type of counsel you should get. If you are thinking about divorce. Talk to someone. Read a book about divorce in Ohio. Visit with a counselor. Talk to your spouse. If you need to file for a divorce, -don't hestitate, pickup the phone and call me at 740 369-7567 and set an appointment. If you have been sued for divorce, then even greater urgency exists. In fact if your spouse is seeking temporary orders, then you need to dial the phone number now and tell the call center that you have been sued for divorce and you need to speak with Jack right away. Why? Because in Ohio, the court can make a temporary order on issues like custody, child support, visitation, and or expense allocation after 14 days. Yes. 14 days. That means that you could receive an order from the court stating that your spouse has custody, that you have to pay child support, spousal support, and the attorney fees for your spouse. Whew. If that doesn't get you motivated to pick up the phone and call me, I don't know what will.

No matter where you are in the process, I know I can help. What I have learned is that the big thing to do first is get information-read, talk, discuss. Get educated-read a book. Attend a seminar. Learn about the divorce process. This stuff is not easy. It is tricky. I had two degrees before I went to law school. And, three degrees and a license to practice law when I got out of law school. And went I started on my first divorce case-I was absolutely dumbfounded. I knew nothing. I didn't really know about the "PRACTICAL"

Jack's Law Office is a place for all who have considered divorce, have questions about divorce, or are currently going through a divorce. Contact Jack's Law Office if you are going through a divorce in Central Ohio, including the cities of Columbus, Dublin, Delaware, Westerville, Powell, New Albany and Granville Ohio.
Main Office
305 S Sandusky Street
Delaware  OH  43015
  • (740) 369-7567

Other Offices

Columbus Office
1900 Polaris Pkwy #450
Columbus,  OH  43240
Dublin Office
655 Metro Pl S #600
Dublin,  OH  43017
Granville Office
527 Newark Granville Rd
Granville,  OH  43023
New Albany
9798 Karmar Ct. Suite A Office 101
New Albany,  OH  43054

Jack Carney-Debord

I am a sole practitioner attorney practicing law in the areas of personal injury, family law and social security disability. I have been a practicing attorney for over 20 years. I have lived and worked in Central Ohio for most of the past 35 years. While attending night law school at Capital University, I learned the ropes of the legal system by serving as a law clerk/bailiff and later staff attorney at the Ohio Court of Claims, located in Columbus Ohio from 1988-1991. I graduated from Capital Law School in 1991.

In 1991, I began my private practice in Worthington, Ohio doing primarily Victims of Crime Compensation, domestic or family law and public defender work in two counties. The Victims of Crime injury work lead to personal injury cases of significant size. The desire to be self-employed lead to handling more and more divorce and custody cases. In 1997, I bought and restored an older home in Delaware Ohio and created "Jack's Law Office" . My office is dedicated to helping individuals and families through what is often the most difficult time of their life: loss of a loved one in wrongful death, or breakup of the family unit in divorce. Through consistent hard work and ongoing development, I have been able to achieve great results in each practice area and thrive despite tough economic times and extremely competitive markets.

Since 1980 I've been married to Nan Carney-DeBord. My wife, Nan, current Athletic Director at Denison University, was previously the long-time Women's Basketball Coach at Ohio Wesleyan University. We have two children: Tyler, a junior at Ohio Wesleyan University, is a member of the OWU golf team and Taylor, better known as TJ, is a 8th grader in the Granville City School system and a member of the football team. My motto is "never give up and never give in." (At least until the Judge tells you to stop!) My success in the law practice comes a second time around: I was a very successful college baseball entrepreneur and professional baseball scout in my first career and still can be found coaching with a passionate smile in local flag football, basketball and baseball leagues.

I am the Immediate Past President of the Delaware County Bar Association and member of the Ohio Association for Justice and American Association of Justice. I was formerly a Board Member for one of the largest women's domestic violence shelters in the state of Ohio, Turning Point. I am also a mediator in personal injury, domestic and foreclosure cases.
  • Bar Number: 0053386
    Ohio , 1991

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