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Ryan B. Green
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Ryan B. Green

My law firm offers fresh and new ideas to help my clients' achieve their goals at an affordable price.
The Ryan B Green Law Firm, LLC
(1 Attorneys)

AREAS OF LAW:
Family Law and Divorce
Probate, Estate and Elder Law

LOCATION:
336 South High Street
Columbus, OH 432154
Downtown

YEARS OF PRACTICE:
5 years

PHONE:
(614) 679-1835

FAX:
(614) 224-6364

Why did you become an attorney?

I became an attorney because I have a passion for solving difficult problems and helping people achieve their goals. As such, I have found that the practice of law provides me with the perfect opportunity to confront difficult issues, assess the possible outcomes, and pursue my clients' best interests, which ultimately improves their lives.

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

There are many experiences in my life that I use to help me to be a better attorney. First, I am from a small town but educated in the City, which keeps me grounded and able to approach clients' issues from different perspectives. Second, I came to be a lawyer after a three-year teaching career as a high school English teacher and sports coach, which, in addition to my other experiences, has provided me with a unique ability to communicate in a variety of settings from the courtroom to the living room and from the city to Ohio's rural counties. Finally, I have also had successes and failures in relationships, school, sports and professionally, which I use to motivate me every day to come to work ready to perform at a high level.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

I am a general attorney who focuses in the areas of Domestic Relations (family law) and Estate Planning and Probate practice. I chose to focus in Domestic Relations because I have a background as an educator and in dealing with difficult family environments. Also, my familial experience has given me a broad perspective of the difficulties of raising a family and the disputes and breakups that arise therefrom. I chose Estate Planning and Probate law because everyone must face their mortality and I know how important it is to dictate how your assets should be managed, protected, and ultimately distributed upon your death.

What makes your law firm unique?

My law firm is unique because I am passionate about representing you and achieving your goal. Also, my career has been guided and mentored by some of central Ohio's best and most experienced attorneys and I bring their knowledge and experience to my practice for my clients at a more affordable price.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

As I have said throughout my posts, I am from a small town. In March of 2014, my wife and I purchased a small horse farm outside of a small town, which was in need of a complete overhaul. Since buying the house and getting married, my wife gave birth to our daughter, Reagan, and is pregnant with our second child so I spend a great deal of time with my family. My hobbies include working on the farm, tending to and riding horses and taking care of my dogs. My work includes remodling the barn, putting up and fixing fences, and all the other wonderful chores that occur on the farm. I also enjoy spending time with my extended family, swimming and playing yard games and other sports.

 

 

Family Law and Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Appeals
  • Child Support
  • Collaborative Law
  • Custody
  • Disability Rights
  • Dissolution/Uncontested Divorce
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Partnerships and GLBT rights
  • Family Mediation
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Joint Custody
  • Legal Separation
  • Name changes
  • Paternity
  • Power of Attorney
  • Prenuptial/Postnuptial
  • Restraining Orders
  • Shared Parenting Plans
  • Spousal Support
  • Support
Probate, Estate and Elder Law
  • Asset Protection
  • Contested Civil Commitments
  • Elder Law
  • Fiduciary Removal
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Joint Survivorship
  • Life Insurance
  • Living Wills
  • Medicare
  • Power of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Probate Litigation
  • Trust Disputes
  • Trusts
  • Will Contests
  • Wills
Degree

The Ohio State University
BA in Print Journalism, 2005

Capital University Law School
Juris Doctor, 2012

Bar Association Membership

Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State bar Association

Bar Admission Date

2012-05-01

Licensed In

Ohio (2012), #0088782

Significant Cases

In the summer of 2014, nearly a year before the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, I received a call from a man (client) regarding a same-sex marriage. The client married his husband in New York but both resided in Ohio. My client put every major asset he purchased—including his work truck, trailer, and farm—in his partner's name prior to the marriage but his now husband and he were splitting up. In fact, my client’s husband was in contract to sell their home for which my client paid and against my client's wishes. Initially, I set out to draft a grandiose complaint in the Court of Common Pleas General Division as same-sex marriages were not recognized in Ohio and we could not get a divorce. Because time was of the essence as the closing for the sale of the property was fast approaching and my client needed an injunction, which would temporarily prevent the sale of his farm, I made the decision to take the risk and file the case in the Court of Common Pleas Division of Domestic Relations (i.e., divorce court)—a court which grants injunctions/restraining orders very quickly and without a hearing. It was a long shot but it was the only option I had. On the day of the closing, I received word that the court granted my motion for restraining order thereby enjoining the Defendant from selling the property until further order of the court. Immediately, I got in my car and drove from Columbus to the Richland County courthouse—over 65 miles away—to retrieve the restraining order. Upon arrival, I retrieved the restraining order and headed to the title agency to personally serve the title agents with the injunction. When I handed them the injunction stopping the sale of the farm, their faces were priceless. They could not believe that a gay couple got an injunction in a divorce action. Thereafter, I served the Defendant's real estate agent who was equally surprised. After about a week I learned that I successfully prevented the sale of the property thereby preserving my client's interests in his farm and home. Moreover, as he runs his business from the property in question, by preventing the sale my client could maintain his business while we pursued other legal remedies.

The whole time this case was pending, I kept thinking, "When is this court going to dismiss the case." My best guess was that it would be dismissed at the first hearing when the court saw two men asking for a divorce.

As time went by, the Defendant hired his own attorney and the attorney and I exchanged motions and other pleadings. The opposing counsel maintained that all the property was his client's separate property and they were going to take the case to trial. Myself, still believing the court would dismiss the case, continued to work on the general division complaint so that I was attacking the opponent from all angles.

After the court made temporary orders and I objected to some of the terms therein, and the opposing counsel filed a Motion for the Sale of the Real Property as Separate Property, the Court finally set a hearing on the objection and motion for August 29, 2014. As that day approached, I finalized my general division complaint, with over twenty causes of action, in anticipation of the dismissal of the divroce action. 

On the day of the hearing, we met with the Judge in chambers and discussed the merits of the case but not the sex of the parties. After some discussion, she informed my opponent that she would not grant his motion to sell the property but would keep all property of the parties within the court's jurisdiction until the case was fully adjudicated. As time went on that day, my opponent and I began to try to work out a settlement and I started to get the feeling that this judge was not going to dismiss the case. After some intense negotiations, which lasted all day, the Defendant decided to do the right thing and agreed to split the equity in the home, give my client his truck and trailer for which my client paid but was in the Defendant's name, and we came to terms on the settlement of the entire case.

Thereafter, the parties and the counselors went before the court and took the clients' testimony. The judge, never flinching once, made the divorce an order of the court. That may have been the first same-sex divorce in the state of Ohio! It was an amazing time!

Summary of Firm

I operate a solo general legal practice that is client-centered and dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

Free Initial Consultation?

I do offer free consultations.

Typical Retainer Fees

My retainer fee is from $1,000.00 and up.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

I offer flat fees, but they very depending on the type of case. Please contact me to set up an appointment to discuss your options today!

Fees by Hourly Rate

My hourly rate ranges from $150.00 to $200.00. 

 

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