Cleveland Divorce Attorneys
Youngstown Dissolution of Marriage Attorneys
At Anthony & Zomoida, our Ohio lawyers possess sophisticated knowledge of our state’s divorce laws.
Our attorneys strive to achieve favorable results for our client’s on every issue of divorce. We understand how the courts view divorce agreements, and will base your agreement on full and accurate disclosure. Ohio law stipulates that divorce agreements must also be fair, just and equitable to both parties.
Our law firm provides comprehensive representation in the areas of divorce, dissolution, legal separation, annulment and prenuptial agreement drafting.
Marital Property Division
Under law, all property is presumed marital when you file for divorce. You can protect property that is non-marital, premarital or separate property. However, the burden of proof rests on the party alleging separate property to demonstrate to the court that the property in question qualifies under the law for non-marital status.
Non-marital property status can be difficult to establish. Our family law attorneys can evaluate financial documents and other necessary paperwork to help prove eligibility. We have experience determining and proving to the court such non-marital property as:
- Personal injury proceeds
- Property acquired before the marriage
Under Ohio property division statutes, all marital property is divided equally. However, there are strict exceptions and certain situations that can allow a judge to order unequal division. It is important to consult a qualified lawyer to help preserve financial documentation.
Spousal Support Issues
At Anthony & Zomoida, we understand how the courts approach spousal support. The recently revised state code established factors that the court must determine when issuing spousal support.
Spousal support awards must be appropriate and reasonable in terms of their amount and duration. Some of the typical factors the court reviews include:
- Each spouse’s earning capacity
- Length of your marriage
- Post-divorce assets of each party
- Available retirement assets
- Physical and mental well-being of each party
- Respective ages of each party
Our Cleveland divorce lawyers can help you pursue a change to your divorce agreements or argue against your ex-spouse’s modification request. Depending on your situation and mandatory factors, you may be able to adjust:
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Child custody
Additionally, we can help with enforcement. We can file a post-decree motion to show cause or contempt. We can also take your case to court to demonstrate that your ex-spouse is not complying with a court order.