Nearly one million couples get divorced in the United States every year. While going through a divorce is never easy, in some cases, it is simply the best available option. If you are beginning to think about divorce, it is imperative that you seek professional assistance. Please consult with an experienced Lorain divorce lawyer today. Your lawyer will ensure that your rights and interests are properly protected.
Ohio is considered a ‘no-fault’ divorce state. In the majority of cases, neither spouse has to prove “grounds” that will entitle him or her to a divorce. You will need to prove that you and your spouse have irreconcilable differences and that you meet the state’s residency requirements. That being said, traditional divorce is not the only way to end a marriage in the state. Indeed, couples can also jointly file a petition before a court for the ‘dissolution’ of their marriage. In simplified terms, a dissolution is agreement to terminate a marriage. The primary benefit of it is that it is generally more efficient and less expensive than a contested divorce. However, a petition for dissolution cannot be filed until the separating couple has fully agreed on every important issue.
Separating your life from your spouse is inherently challenging, especially if you have minor children or intertwined assets. When going through the divorce process, you need to be sure that you can protect all of your rights. Your parental rights must be protected, along with your right to a fair share of the assets. Our firm has extensive experience handling all aspects of Ohio divorce cases, including:
Our Lorain divorce attorneys know how to strike the delicate balance necessary to effectively handle family law disputes. We understand how sensitive these issues can be, and we always try to push for the collaborative solutions that will help to preserve important familial relationships. For example, we represent many clients through divorce mediation. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that works well in many family law cases. It is a fully voluntary process that centers on finding mutually beneficial solutions. At the same time, our attorneys are always ready to fight aggressively to protect the best interests of our clients.
In addition, we have attorneys who are trained in the collaborative divorce process. In a collaborative divorce, each spouse is represented by counsel, but both consult with attorney who advise the couple on the major issues in the divorce, such as division of assets and debts, spousal and child support, for example. When an agreement is reached, the attorneys prepare the necessary paperwork that is submitted to the court for an order to terminate the marriage.
The experienced Lorain divorce lawyers at Kryszak & Associates, Co., LPA are standing by, ready to help. Do not go through a divorce all alone. We will help you find the personalized solutions that best fit your unique needs. To request your fully confidential initial legal consultation, please do not hesitate to contact our offices today by calling us 440-934-5330 or 1-888-934-5330.
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