Chesterland, Ohio Divorce Lawyers
Ohio Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
Ohio Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
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Attorney Johnston is one of a handful of lawyers certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Family Law Specialist.
Attorney Johnston strives to meet her clients’ goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner, providing...
815 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
As a Trial Lawyer, Patrick DiChiro has used his extensive experience to establish favorable outcomes within the Trial Court and throughout various Appellate Courts, on behalf of clients and other attorneys in need of assistance with their complex cases.
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Co-Recipient of Hugo Black Moot Court Oral Advocacy Award.
29 years of experience in Domestic Relations; Family Law; including divorce, dissolution, child custody and visitation issues, child and spousal support.
I practice in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain Counties.
Chesterland Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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