Divorce Attorneys Mentor OH
Experienced Divorce Lawyers You Can Trust
If you and/or your spouse have decided that ending your marriage is the healthiest way forward, you are likely feeling overwhelmed by the complex practical, emotional, social, financial, and legal realities you are facing. Divorce is unquestionably a stressful process, but it’s important to know that you don’t have to manage the legal side of things on your own.
Working with one of our firm’s knowledgeable divorce lawyers can better ensure that you receive a fair and favorable legal outcome to your situation. Whether you’re primarily concerned with property division matters, child custody issues, or a need to resolve your case quickly, dedicated and reputable divorce attorneys, Jon Axelrod and Rochelle Hellier are here to help.
Selecting the Best Approach for Your Circumstances
There are three primary approaches that a couple in Ohio can utilize in order to end their marriage:
- Marital dissolution
- Uncontested divorce
- Contested divorce
Each of these options features potential advantages and drawbacks, so it is important to carefully consider the nuances of your situation before committing to one over the others. There is no right or wrong way to pursue a divorce. You only need to concern yourself with the question of which approach is most likely to meet your unique needs.
Instead of one spouse filing for divorce, a couple can mutually agree to terminate their union via Ohio’s marital dissolution process. To accomplish this aim, a couple works together and with their lawyers to come to an agreement concerning property division, child custody, parenting time, and other relevant divorce terms. They then jointly submit a separation agreement to the court for approval. If the court approves, the agreement is formalized as a court order and the couple’s marriage is dissolved.
Under certain circumstances, it makes sense for a couple that hopes to reach a mutual agreement collaboratively to file for divorce instead of dissolution. Uncontested divorce cases are ordinarily resolved via direct negotiation, attorney-led negotiation, and/or mediation. Our firm can assist you with whatever approach(es) make the most sense, given your unique circumstances, goals, priorities, and expectations if this is the right approach for your situation.
A contested divorce process underscores the reality that a divorce is, in essence, a civil lawsuit filed in an attempt to end a marriage. A contested divorce process allows spouses who cannot bridge their fundamental differences outside of a courtroom – as well as victims of domestic violence and others for whom an uncontested process is ill-advised – to have a judge settle the terms of a final divorce order. Building a strong case proactively is critical when a divorce process is either likely to become contentious or is contentious from the start.
Contact one of our Savvy Lake County, Ohio Divorce Lawyers for Free to Learn More
Regardless of whether you and your spouse are likely to keep your divorce process amicable, it is important for you to have someone who understands Ohio divorce law inside and out advocating on behalf of your interests throughout the divorce process. That way, you’ll be able to rest easier knowing that you’re building the strongest possible foundation for the future on behalf of yourself and, if applicable, your children.
To begin moving forward, schedule a free case evaluation with one of our client-focused Mentor, OH divorce attorneys at Axelrod Law Office by calling us at (440) 944-7300 or submitting a contact form on our firm’s website. You deserve the best as you transition into the next phase of your life. We would be honored to help you pursue your divorce-related goals during this consequential time. We look forward to speaking with you.