R. Chris Harbold & Associates practices exclusively in the field of domestic relations and family law. The firm represents a broad range of clients and handles a diverse caseload, including

  • Divorce and Dissolution of marriage actions
  • Child custody matters
  • Post-decree enforcement and modification matters
  • Parentage / paternity actions
  • Antenuptial / prenuptial agreements
  • Civil domestic violence actions
  • Legal separations
  • Annulments
  • Step-parent Adoptions

In addition to an in-house support staff, R. Chris Harbold & Associates works in conjunction with a number of outside professionals, including certified public accountants, business valuation experts, pension evaluators, vocational experts and mental health professionals. The firm offers each client thorough, attentive, and diligent representation throughout each facet of negotiation and litigation.

R. Chris Harbold & Associates is committed to providing competent, quality representation for the domestic relations client. The firm prides itself on its consistent attention to detail and quality work product.

Serving the needs of the domestic relations client exclusively since 1982.

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R. Chris Harbold, Esq.

R. Chris Harbold

Mr. Harbold received his Juris Doctor from the Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, in 1975. While in law school, Mr. Harbold was a Member of Order of the Curia, an academic honorary society. He was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Ohio in 1975 and to the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, in 1976.

Mr. Harbold has been engaged in the private practice of law since 1975, and has practiced exclusively in the domestic relations field since 1982. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Family Law Section), Ohio State Bar Association (Family Law Section), Columbus Bar Association (Family Law Committee), Central Ohio Association for Justice, and Ohio Association for Justice.

In January, 2000, Mr. Harbold had the distinction of being designated by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Board Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law. Mr. Harbold was a member of the first class of attorneys to receive the newly-created designation. Of sixty-five candidates state wide, Mr. Harbold received the highest score on the qualifying competency examination.

Mr. Harbold has attained the Martindale-Hubbell AV rating (highest rating attainable), and is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. In addition, Mr. Harbold has been named by Law and Politics as an Ohio Super Lawyer (a group comprised of approximately five percent of the total number of lawyers in Ohio) each year since the distinction was established in 2004. Since 2010, Mr. Harbold has been recognized by his peers as one of the top 50 lawyers in Columbus and one of the top 100 lawyers in Ohio (30,000+ attorneys). In addition, US News & World Report has recently designated Mr. Harbold as one of the Best Lawyers in America, and, the firm has been awarded a Tier 1 Ranking as one of the nation’s Best Law Firms in the field of Family Law.

Mr. Harbold has also lectured extensively for the Columbus and Ohio State Bar Associations.


Mr. Harbold offers initial consultations at reduced, specified rates. Retainer fees are quoted following the initial consultation, and only after careful consideration of all issues involved and the complexity of the matter.

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