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Medina County Divorce Lawyers

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Family Law Attorneys for Divorcing Spouses in Medina, Wadsworth, and Brunswick

While the end of a marriage can be emotionally difficult, divorce is often the best choice for everyone involved, allowing spouses to leave a relationship that is not working and ensuring that children can live in an environment that is free of conflict. However, understanding the complex legal issues that must be resolved during the divorce process can be a daunting prospect, which is why it is essential to have a skilled legal advocate on your side.

At The Law Office of Whitney K.S. Miller, LLC, our attorneys have more than 21 years of combined experience. We take a unique approach to family law: we will not just tell you what you want to hear, but we will keep you informed about what you need to know to reach a positive resolution to your case. We will make sure you understand the legal requirements you must meet throughout the divorce process while helping you reach a settlement as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Legal Issues During Divorce

When a couple is united by marriage, separating their lives, their finances, their possessions, and their parental responsibilities can be a complex undertaking. Spouses must address a wide variety of concerns in order to complete the divorce process, including:

  • Child custody - Ohio law refers to custody of children as the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities. These rights and responsibilities address the ongoing daily care of children and the right to make legal decisions for them, and custody will be granted to one parent or shared between parents based on what a court determines to be in children's best interests.
  • Parenting time - Following divorce, one parent may be named the residential parent, and the other parent will usually have the right to have parenting time, or visitation, with the children.
  • Child support - The nonresidential parent will typically be required to pay reasonable financial support that will meet children's ongoing daily needs, including food, shelter, clothing, and medical care.
  • Spousal support - In some cases, one spouse may be required to provide financial support (alimony) to the other spouse for a certain period of time following the divorce, allowing them to maintain their standard of living until they are able to financially support themselves.
  • Division of property - Ohio law requires property that was acquired by spouses during their marriage to be divided equitably between both spouses during divorce.
  • Post-divorce modification and enforcement - If either spouse experiences major life changes after their divorce, they may need to modify their divorce order to make changes to the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, parenting time, child support, or spousal support. Spouses may also need to take legal action to ensure that their former partner meets the requirements specified in the divorce order.

Contact a Medina, Ohio Divorce Attorney

When determining how to resolve the various issues involved in a divorce case, it is essential to work with a knowledgeable attorney. Our skilled lawyers can help you understand your rights and legal requirements and help you determine the best way to address these concerns in your divorce settlement. While we will work to help you resolve these issues through negotiation with your ex-spouse, we are prepared to advocate for your rights and your children's interests in the courtroom, if necessary. To learn more about how we can help you reach a positive outcome to your divorce, contact our divorce attorneys at 330-725-4114. We provide legal help for those in Wadsworth, Brunswick, Wooster, Orrville, Rittman, Akron, Fairlawn, Barberton, and surrounding areas. We do offer free consultations for most cases.

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