Family Law

Posted on Mar 28, 2016 | 0 comments


Family Law

Our firm has extensive experience handling cases focused on family-related matters and domestic relations. In addition to divorce and dissolution, our firm also handles pre-nuptial agreements; child custody issues, including shared parenting and visitation; spousal support issues; domestic violence; and paternity testing. If you have a legal family issue, we strongly encourage you to come in for a free initial consultation on how to best protect your rights and the best interests for your child(ren).

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

In order for a pre-nuptial agreement to be considered valid in Ohio, both parties must have signed the agreement without pressure and provided a full financial disclosure of assets and liabilities prior to the marriage.

Spousal Support

In divorce, it is commonplace for one party to seek spousal support from the other. The amount of spousal support (alimony) you pay or receive will depend on a number of factors as outlined by the court, which include issues like duration of the marriage, income, prior employment and earning ability and other relevant factors. Courts consider other factors as well in an effort to determine what is just and equitable.

Child Custody/Visitation

Legal custody gives the parent the right to decide issues about religion, medical care and education. Physical custody refers to the child’s residence.

Shared parenting is a term used to apply to an agreement or court order, in which both parents retain equal and full custodial rights of their children. You both agree to joint custody to participate equally in the parenting of your children once divorced. In joint custody, both parents make major decisions about the child together. In sole custody, only one parent has the legal right to make major decisions. The parent who does not have custody often has visitation rights, which may provide for specifics like the days, times, and places the child may be picked up and dropped off, where the child will spend holidays and vacations, etc.

Wills

A will is a written document that provides for the way in which your property will be distributed upon your death. It outlines your intentions regarding the person or organization who will receive your property (your “beneficiary”) and designate the person or organization who will carry out your wishes (your “executor”). Whether you are a young parent or someone with complex estate planning requirements, we can help ensure your will is clear and legally binding. Call us today to set up an initial consultation at 614-221-3939.

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