Divorce Lawyers in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County
We are award winning Solon Ohio Divorce Lawyers representing clients in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), Summit County (Akron), Lake County (Painesville), Portage County (Ravenna), Medina County and Geauga County (Chardon).
The Solon Divorce Lawyers at Triscaro & Associates are here to help. Divorces can involve ill will, bitterness, hatred and disgust. A divorce may also be the result of a marriage in which the emotional attachment with one another faded a long time ago. Whichever road you choose to take, the Ohio Divorce Attorneys at Triscaro & Associates can assist and guide you throughout the process.
To discuss any legal issues concerning divorce contact the Cleveland Divorce Lawyers at Triscaro & Associates.
As a Divorce Attorney in Cleveland Ohio we have years of legal experience litigating both contentious and collaborative cases. During your first consultation we shall walk you through your options to dissolve an Ohio marriage, which generally include: (1) Divorce; (2) Dissolution; (3) Legal Separation; (3) Annulment or (4) Reconciliation.
Separate vs. Marital Property
Our attorneys will also advise you with regard to the difference between separate property and marital property. Separate property does not have to be divided as part of the divorce and generally includes property acquired before the marriage, inherited property, awards received as the result of an injury related claim and certain gifted property. Any passive appreciation of a separate property asset will also remain separate and not obtainable by the other party.
Marital property includes assets acquired over the course of the marriage and must be divided equitably among the spouses.
Our Northeast Ohio divorce attorneys will see to it that you retain your separate property, and attempt to limit the division of marital property.
We will also discuss the probability of a spousal support (alimony) award.
Grounds for Divorce in Ohio
In Ohio, grounds for divorce include the following: incompatibility, adultery, extreme cruelty, living separate and apart for over 1 year, willful absence for over 1 year, bigamy, habitual drunkenness or fraudulent contract.
Our law firm offers all legal services related to divorce, including:
- Child Support
- Child Custody
- Child Visitation
- Equitable Division of Property
- Spousal Support (Alimony)
- Civil Protection Orders
If you are dealing with a divorce related matter, please contact a Solon Divorce Lawyer at Triscaro & Associates to discuss .
What to Expect in your Ohio Divorce
A divorce case is initiated through the filing of a Complaint for Divorce. The Complaint is served on the other party (usually through certified mail) and that party is given 28 days to respond to the Complaint. If no response is filed, the divorce will proceed in an unconstested fashion. If a response is filed, which usually includes the filing of an Answer and Counterclaim, the case proceeds through the court system. Such proceedings involve pretrials, discovery (interrogatories, document requests, admission requests, depositions, subpoenas to third parties, psychological evaluations, custody evaluations, etc.), and trial to a judge or magistrate if necessary.
Most divorce cases are resolved prior to trial through the execution of a Separation Agreement and/or a Shared Parenting Plan (if there are minor children). If the parties are unable to agree to a resolution regarding custody they are usually sent to mediation prior to trial, which involves attempted resolution through a third party intermediary.
Dissolution and Legal Separation
Dissolutions and Legal Separations are also obtainable in Ohio.
In marriage dissolutions, the spouses agree to a Separation Agreement and Parenting Plan (if minor children are involved) prior to filing anything with the court. Thereafter, a Petition for Dissolution is filed with the court attaching the respective Separation Agreement and Parenting Plan. After the Court receives the petition a short hearing is held and the marriage is dissolved.
Dissolutions are a more amicable and cost effective approach to dissolving marriages in Ohio.
Legal Separation is an alternative to divorce or dissolution where the parties work towards a division of their property while continuing to maintain their marriage. This is a path sometimes chosen when parties wish to separate, but reconciliation is likely down the road.
Divorce can be a very tough time for everyone involved, especially children. We can provide you with a passionate and knowledgeable divorce lawyer to protect your interests.
We serve domestic relations clients all across Northeast Ohio. Allow us to serve you with our years of local legal experience. Contact us today if you are looking for a professional and passionate attorney in Cleveland Ohio that will fight to protect your rights.
Contact a Solon Divorce Lawyer at Triscaro & Associates today.