Divorce and Dissolution
Ending a marriage is never easy. Emotions run deep. Hurt, betrayal, disappointment and fear coupled with empty threats from the soon to be ex and bad advice from well meaning friends can make the entire process feel overwhelming. Spousal support, child support, distribution of marital assets such as your home and retirement accounts as well as allocation of marital debt are issues that need to be addressed carefully and intelligently. You need honest answers to your questions because honest answers will save you time, money and heartache. Going it alone can leave you vulnerable to legal errors that can't be corrected in the future. Contact me to review your situation and come up with a practical strategy for your future.
If you have been in a short term (less than 10 years) marriage and can agree on the issues surrounding the end of your marriage, dissolution can be a more affordable and amicable alternative to a divorce. The forms are simple and the Ohio Supreme Court has created draft agreements that can be altered to suit your needs and streamline the legal process of terminating your marriage. With the proper permissions, a lawyer can help the two of you create solid agreements that enable both of you to move forward with your individual lives as quickly and kindly as the court docket will allow. Contact me to see if dissolution is an option for you.