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Involves litigation versus your spouse and his or her attorney. Entails protecting your interests from the filing of the complaint through the trial, although > 90% of cases result in a settlement.
Ohio’s version of a “no-fault” divorce. Entails negotiating equitable terms relating to property division, child custody, child support, spousal support, and attorney fees with your spouse and his or her attorney.
A process whereby both parties and their counsel commit to “collaborate” in order to negotiate a fair resolution of all issues in good faith in order to avoid litigation.
The most emotional issue. Entails advocating for a parenting arrangement and schedule that serves your child(ren)’s best interests.
Governed by Ohio Revised Code Section 3119 et seq., which was significantly changed in March, 2019. All child support is paid through the County Child Support Enforcement Agency.
An order establishing the parent-child relationship is necessary to determine custody and support rights where parents are not married.
Recommended where a spouse brings significant pre-marital assets to a marriage in order to protect that person in the event of divorce or death.
Post Decree Modifications
Follows a divorce or dissolution where there is a change of circumstances relating the support or custody issues necessitating a modification of the prior terms.
Real Estate Disputes
Involves purchases or sale of residential property. Entails obtaining restitution when there is breach or fraud in connection with the transaction.