Ohio Divorce / Dissolution
The divorce process terminates the marriage contract that binds a man and a woman. Divorce law often requires the determination of property division, child support, spousal support, and allocation of parental rights and responsibilities.
Like divorce, the dissolution process also terminates a party's marriage. This process is generally more amicable than a divorce because rather than instituting a lawsuit to terminate the marriage, the parties jointly file a petition to end their marriage. This process often requires a greater degree of trust between the parties.
Like the divorce process, dissolutions require separation agreements, and often the determination of parental rights and responsibilities. When representing clients in divorces and dissolutions, Justin C. Miller, Esq. will adamantly pursue his clients' interests to achieve the best outcome.
At the termination of a marriage, the parties must divide property acquired during that marriage. Often this process is simple. On other occasions, however, this process is complex because property is not always acquired as a result of marital effort. This results in a differentiation between "marital property" and "separate property."
Unlike marital property, separate property is not subject to division at the termination of a marriage.
Moreover, dividing property is not always a "50/50" proposition. Although Ohio courts generally presume a 50/50 division of marital property, they retain the authority to deviate from this guideline. Consequently, it is essential to value businesses, pensions, residential and commercial real estate, household furnishings and jewelry.
Spousal Support/Child Support:
A spousal support award, sometimes known as alimony, is made on the basis of several factors. The factors considered include, but are not limited to, the respective incomes of the parties, relative education levels, relative health, standard of living of the parties, duration of the marriage, retirement benefits, tax consequences of an award and any other factors that the court deems relevant and equitable under a given set of circumstances
Custody / Visitation:
Divorces are especially difficult when children are involved. Issues concerns custody and visitation are always emotional and sometimes are not easy to resolve. Attorney Miller realizes how important it is for a parent to be with their child or children, and he will tirelessly pursue his client's right to be with their child or children.