Northeastern Medina Attorney Aids Clients Going Through Divorce
Skilled counselor helps people achieve a fair resolution
Ohio divorce law has evolved over the years to remove much of the contentiousness from the process of ending a marriage. Still, emotions often run high, so a steady, knowledgeable advocate is the best way of preserving your rights and property. The Law Offices of David V. Gedrock delivers comprehensive representation throughout the divorce process — and afterward if a dispute over child or spousal support arises.
Knowledgeable advice when it is time to end a marriage
Ohio offers several options for ending a marriage. To determine what will work best for you, I can advise on each available option:
- Divorce — Ohio now allows divorces to be filed without alleging fault or by citing traditional grounds such as adultery, extreme cruelty or abandonment.
- No-fault dissolution — This can be an efficient means of ending a marriage when irreconcilable differences exist and the parties agree on property division.
- Annulment — Filing for annulment can only occur when you allege that a particular legal flaw existed at the time of the marriage. Examples can include fraud or a party who was underage, unduly coerced, married at the time or mentally incompetent to enter such a union. When a marriage is annulled, it is declared legally to never have existed.
No matter what type of marriage dissolution works best for you, the Law Offices of David V. Gedrock will handle your case effectively and in a compassionate manner.
Advocating for clients in disputes over property division
Most property acquired through the course of marriage is divided equally under Ohio law. I will make sure that assets such as contributions to retirement plans are not excluded from the calculation so that you can obtain the fairest result possible. If you own separate property that is not part of the marital estate, such as an inheritance left to you alone, I will make sure that your rights are protected.
Assisting divorcing spouses with spousal and child support
Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. I help you establish an equitable amount of spousal and child support. In Ohio, spousal support, formerly known as alimony, is based upon a review of 14 factors including the duration of the marriage and earning ability of the parties. Whether parents were ever married or not, child support obligations are determined based on factors including each parent’s income, contributions to health insurance, and daycare costs. Without careful attention, income or other necessary information might be overlooked. I make sure that my clients and their children get all the protection they are entitled to by law.
Drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to protect assets
Whether executed before or after the wedding, marital agreements provide a measure of financial certainty to both partners. Though you might never need one, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement concerning property division can be an important insurance policy should the marriage ever end. I can conduct a thorough review of your separate and shared assets to create a document that might avert serious expense and aggravation down the road.
Contact an established Ohio divorce attorney
The Law Offices of David V. Gedrock represents Ohio clients in divorce and other family law cases, as well as criminal defense and other types of litigation. From my office in Medina, I serve people throughout Medina, Wayne, Summit, Cuyahoga and Lorain counties. Call (330) 723-4947 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation.