The experienced family law attorneys at Kirkland & Sommers law firm are the divorce and family law experts in the Springboro, Ohio area!
Why You Need a Family Lawyer
Family law attorneys provide a wide array of legal services. In addition to offering legal assistance with the divorce process, divorce attorneys can also address legal concerns regarding child custody, child support, spousal support, and many other family law issues.
Termination of Marriage Legal Services Encompass Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage:
A divorce is a legal proceeding that ends a marriage. During the divorce process and with the legal assistance of your family law attorney, you will address issues of spousal support, child custody, child support, division of property, and any other domestic relations issues that are pertinent to your case.
In order to file for divorce in Ohio, you must have resided in the state for a minimum of six months. There must be grounds to file for divorce, but the most commonly accepted one is “incompatibility”. An experienced family law attorney from Kirkland & Sommers will be able to address any other legal concerns you may have, including temporary spousal support, child support, and child custody that might arise during the divorce process.
Dissolution of Marriage
A dissolution of marriage also legally ends the marriage, but it’s usually less complicated and less expensive than divorce. In order to seek a dissolution instead of a divorce, both parties generally agree to grounds of incompatibility, and must also agree on the issues of spousal support, the disposition of joint property, child support, and child custody. All of these agreements are reached prior to filing for dissolution with the court. Although a dissolution may be easier than going through the divorce process, you will still want to retain the legal assistance of an experienced divorce lawyer. Ending a marriage is emotional, but your divorce attorney will be objective and ensure your agreement is fair.
Spousal support will be determined by several factors, including the length of the marriage, the net difference in incomes, your standard of living during the marriage, and the court’s assessment of the situation. In situations where spousal support will be necessary, your divorce lawyer may file a motion requesting temporary spousal support while the divorce process is ongoing. If your spouse is self-employed, it is crucial that you retain a divorce attorney as soon as possible for legal assistance regarding the type of documentation that will be required during a spousal support hearing.
Child Support Assistance and Child Custody
Your divorce lawyer may also need to file a temporary order for child support while your divorce case is in process. If a case can be made for temporary child support, there is a very good possibility that the court will also award child support during the final divorce hearing. The issue of child custody may also need require a temporary order during the divorce process to ensure that both parents are operating in the best interests of the child during this emotional time.
How Can a Family Law Attorney Help Me?
At Kirkland & Sommers Co. LPA, our only focus is divorce and family law. By limiting their practice to divorce and family law, our attorneys are immersed in divorce and family law issues all day, every day. Combine that narrow focus with over 100 years of combined experience, and you get a team of divorce attorneys who are committed to providing you with a level of representation that is second to none.
We are a high-caliber law firm, skilled in litigation and negotiation. We deliver expert legal advice that drives results, and we help craft solutions that work for you. The benefits of working with a local divorce lawyer specializing in domestic relations and family law is that we know and understand the local Domestic Relations courts and how they work. That knowledge transforms into power when helping you decide when to fight and when to settle, as well as understanding your likely best-case and worst-case scenarios.
Come in for a Free Consultation
The only way to choose a divorce attorney is to meet with them. It’s important to forge a relationship between client and attorney, and that’s why we focus on listening to you, hearing your needs, and answering your questions. We believe the more knowledge and information you have, the better suited you will be to handle the divorce process.
Two of our divorce attorneys are members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the highest achievement a divorce and family law attorney can attain in their career. Four of our family law attorneys are Certified Specialists in the practice of Family Law. No matter which of our family law attorneys you decide to work with at Kirkland & Sommers, you’ll be in good hands!
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