Ending a marriage can be one of the most anxious and difficult periods in a person's life. Divorce can impact a person financially and emotionally for life. If you have children, it will determine where the children will live, what role you will play in their future, and what decisions you will be involved with regarding their upbringing. At Laufman and Napolitano, we take an aggressive, yet dignified, stance in these matters to produce not only the best result for our clients, but for the family as a whole.
Our first step is to understand your particular situation including your marital history, children, assets and any areas of contention. We tailor our legal services to your goals. When spouses agree on the terms of the divorce, the parties can file for a dissolution or uncontested divorce. Dissolution is the process by which the parties confer and agree that they will work together to reach a settlement. Dissolution is an attractive option because it is often faster and less expensive.
When the parties cannot agree, one party files for divorce, and the court becomes involved in determining an appropriate resolution. Ohio is considered a "no-fault" state because Ohio law does not allow judges to consider fault when resolving divorce actions.
There are many things that should be considered when you are seeking a divorce. Some if these facets include:
- Division of Property
- Allocation of Debt
- Child Custody and Support
- Spousal Support
A contested divorce generally takes six months to a year to be resolved. During that time, the magistrate or judge will expect you and your ex-spouse to work diligently toward a negotiated settlement. We will protect your best interests during this process in order to ensure a fair settlement. Our firm is not afraid to fight for our clients rights in a courtroom and that allows us to negotiate from a position of authority.
Call us to speak privately about how we can help you with your situation.