Family Law

Divorce

Anticipating and going through a divorce can be one of the most anxious and difficult periods of a person’s life. We will guide you through the legal steps, while preserving your assets and the future health and welfare of your children.
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Dissolution of Marriage

In dissolution, parties reach an agreement on ending their marriage before going to court. Dissolution can be more cost-effective and generate less conflict than divorce.
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Child Custody and Visitation

If you have children, their health and welfare will be your top priority going into a divorce. If you and your former spouse are unable to reach an agreement about parenting time, the court will decide based on what it determines to be in the best interests of your child.
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Child and Spousal Support

Child support in Ohio is determined by a formula that considers the income of both parties and the number of children supported among other issues. However, the issue of spousal support is less clear cut and takes into account many factors.
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Collaborative Law

The traditional, adversarial approach to divorce can lead to consequences that nobody wants: resentment and conflict that last long after the legal process is over. The collaborative law approach can be a more constructive way to achieve a divorce settlement.
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Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is a document you sign prior to marriage that may define how assets will be divided or support determined if the marriage fails or if either party dies.
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Domestic Violence

You don’t have to be physically hurt to seek protection from the court. You can obtain a domestic violence restraining order if you feel threatened or intimidated by a spouse, boyfriend or someone living with you.
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Stepparent and Grandparent Adoption

Adoption provides a child the stability of having a permanent home and gives the adopted child the right to inherit. It also gives the adoptive parent the same rights that a biological parent has, including the right to make medical decisions, enroll a child in school, and cover a child under an employer’s health care plan.
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Juvenile Law

There are several more alternatives available for a child who gets in trouble than for an adult. An experienced family law attorney can guide you through the process and help ensure the best outcome for your child.
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We would be happy to set up an appointment to answer your questions. Contact us or call 440-356-3008 today.