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Trusted Guidance During Difficult Family Law Conflicts

Family law issues are among the most emotionally difficult areas of law. If you are facing a divorce or an issue regarding your children, you want a trusted legal guide who will fight for your interests and your family.

At Cavitch Familo & Durkin, our dedicated family law attorneys, Bradley HullKatie KirbyRoger KleinmanMorgan Schweighoefer, and Mary Sotera have the depth of experience and knowledge needed to handle any type of family law matter in Ohio. They are backed by a law firm that has been serving the Cleveland area since 1886. Whether you have questions about prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, custody modifications, establishment of parenting plan, need to modify an existing court order, or are seeking an advocate for divorce or dissolution proceedings, they are here for you.

Handling Your Divorce Or Dissolution With Care

Whether you and your spouse have agreed on terms for a dissolution or it is necessary for you to litigate a divorce in the Court system, we offer compassionate service to guide you through the process. In many cases, couples are able to agree on a majority of issues. Some matters are more complex, such as domestic violence, and require an experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled hand to advise you on the appropriate avenue that is in you and children’s best interest.

In all divorces, you must divide your marital property. Ohio utilizes an equitable distribution process to ensure that all of the marital assets and debts are equitably divided between the parties. Equitable does not necessarily mean “even” but, more importantly, “fair.” Mr. Hull has experience handling complex property division issues such as:

  • Family businesses and other business investments or interest
  • Stocks, bonds and dividends
  • Pensions, 401(k)s and other retirement accounts
  • Spousal support, also known as alimony
  • Real estate and property investments

Our family lawyers will utilize, when necessary, property valuators, forensic accountants, pension and retirement valuators, and other experts to properly value your assets. This allows us to better advise you and advocate on your behalf concerning these assets.

Issues Involving Children

If you are a parent, you likely value your relationship with your children above all others. Cavitch Familo & Durkin will fight to protect that relationship and advocate for your child’s best interest in a number of areas, including:

  • Child custody and visitation – Many parents worry about protecting the time they have with their children. We can help with everything from working with a guardian ad litem to creating shared parenting plans.
  • Child support – Ohio provides guidelines for financial support, but many factors can affect them.
  • Parental relocation – When one parent has to move, you may need to alter custody or support orders.
  • Enforcement of court orders – If you have issues with your ex-spouse regarding abiding by child support or visitation schedules, we can assist you.

Our experienced child custody lawyers will guide you through the custody process and explain the various child custody arrangements, including full custody, legal custody, physical custody and shared parenting. In most cases where the parties are able to communicate, shared parenting will be the solution.

Domestic Violence

Our family law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights and wellbeing of individuals and families. We understand the trauma and challenges that come with domestic violence, and we are passionate about using the law to advocate for victims and stop the cycle of abuse. Our experienced attorneys work tirelessly to secure restraining orders, ensure the safety of children, and help survivors rebuild their lives. If you or a loved one is experiencing domestic violence, know that you are not alone. We are here to provide compassionate, comprehensive legal support and resources to help you achieve justice and peace of mind.

How Can We Help?

If you have a family law matter, please contact us to find out how we can help. You may call our Cleveland office at 216-621-7860.

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