Families go through changes over the years. If your family is in the midst of change, the attorneys at Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas will help you navigate the law with professionalism and care.
Land On Your Feet After A Divorce
Divorce is a complicated and painful experience. You need an attorney who will help you navigate the process and whom you trust to look out for your best interests.
There are tax consequences and other benefits that must be examined prior to a divorce settlement. We will be there to handle your most delicate information, and we will continue with you through any post-divorce issues.
Owning a business, property or significant funds prior to your marriage will make your divorce more complex, and you must have an attorney who will negotiate and vigorously assert your rights.
In many cases, a divorce settlement can be achieved without expensive and time-consuming intervention of the court, by some form of negotiation, mediation or collaborative means. We always try to achieve the best results in the least amount of time, but should circumstances prevent a settlement, then we will present your case to a judge and litigate aggressively on your behalf.
Establish A Parenting Plan
Legal issues involving children are often complex and emotionally draining. During such a difficult time for a family, an attorney can be just the support you need to navigate and handle your case with compassion, expertise and professionalism.
At Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas, we can help you create a child custody plan that reflects your interests and those of your child.
Negotiate Spousal Support And Child Support
Spousal support is for “sustenance and support” (O.R.C. 3105.18). Spousal support cannot enrich one party at the expense of another as some sort of punishment for one’s behavior during the marriage. There isn’t a strict guideline for what is to be considered for spousal support, and it is very important to be represented by an attorney.
To determine spousal support, a court will look to a number of factors, including but not limited to: the income of the parties, relative earning abilities, duration of the marriage, if a party cannot seek outside employment due to parenting responsibilities, standard of living and any other factor that may be equitable.
Child support is determined in Ohio through a guideline worksheet examining the last three years of income of both parties. The court will always have continuing jurisdiction to modify the support based on income and based on parenting time between the parents.
There are appropriate deviation amounts from the worksheet and again one should seek counsel to fully understand the parameters and their rights.
Child support is solely meant for the benefit of the child. This is in no way meant to help support the lifestyle of an ex-spouse. It is only meant to ensure that the child is provided for by the parents in the best way possible.
Contact Our Experienced Family Law Attorneys Today
We are committed to helping your family adapt to changing circumstances.
To see how Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas can help in your case, contact us online or call us at 330-754-1888 and schedule an initial consultation at our office in Canton, Ohio.