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Akron Divorce and Family Law Lawyers

Legal disputes are hard enough, but it can seem an impossible challenge to surmount when the dispute is with someone you’re close with. Don’t let the pressures of your family’s legal issues become too much to bear. The experienced Akron Divorce and family law attorneys at Sheppard Law Offices are here to get you through these challenging times. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced divorce and family law lawyers.

Family legal matters are just as, if not more complex than other legal issues. Thankfully, our divorce lawyers and family law attorneys know exactly what to look for in your case to help you achieve the best results for you and your family. Additionally, our extensive background in bankruptcy and tax law gives us a competitive edge in family law issues involving the division of assets, spousal, and child support. We handle a wide range of family law cases, so if you don’t see yours below, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

  • Divorce
  • Dissolution
  • Child Custody (Allocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities)
  • Shared Parenting
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Legal Separation
  • Adoptions
  • Guardianships
  • Contempt Actions
  • Modification of Orders


When people get married, they typically don’t expect their marriage to end. However, with over 750,000 divorce cases every year in the U.S., ending a marriage is far from rare. The complex legal processes surrounding a divorce or dissolution are challenging for everyone, especially when children and significant assets are involved.

The divorce lawyers and family law attorneys at Sheppard Law Offices are ready to meet with you and discuss the details of your divorce or dissolution case. Upon your initial consultation, be prepared to disclose the details surrounding your marriage, children, assets, and anything else you deem vital to the success of your case. We will act to resolve your marriage as cordially as possible, but if the other side is unwilling to compromise, we will represent you zealously and we will be strong advocates for your wishes.


Spousal support is designed to provide the financial means necessary for one of the spouses to continue living life as usual both during and after the termination of marriage. The amount and duration of spousal support are determined by the family court court or by agreement of the parties. The Ohio Revised Code identifies several factors for the Court to consider in determining spousal support, including the parties’ relative assets and income.

In some cases, the court may decide that one party must pay temporary spousal support. Temporary spousal support is designed to provide financial support to one of the spouses for the duration of the divorce proceedings. After a divorce is final, the temporary spousal support will cease. A final decree of divorce would then address the issue of spousal support. In all likelihood, the court would retain jurisdiction over the matter and can order the modification of spousal support.


The most complicated family legal matters are the ones that involve children. An unfortunate reality of the divorce process is that children are often utilized as a tool for one party or the other to obtain what they want in the terms of the divorce. At Sheppard Law Offices, our family law lawyers are here to make this transition as easy as possible and ensure that your children experience minimal disruption to their daily lives. We are here to help you reach the best child custody and child support arrangement for you and your children.

Our divorce attorneys and family law lawyers will work with you on several child-related issues including physical custody, visitation, parenting time, shared parenting, decision making authority, health insurance, school placement issues, extracurricular costs, child support and more.

Prenuptial Agreements
Prenuptial agreements are growing in popularity as they prevent any future disputes if a marriage should unexpectedly come to an end. The primary purpose of a prenuptial agreement is to decide how assets should be divided in the event of a divorce or death. They are increasingly common, especially when both parties have children from previous relationships. A prenup is a great way to protect your assets, and the family law attorneys at Sheppard Law Offices can help draft yours.


Family legal issues are challenging and stressful at best, so don’t face them alone. Contact Sheppard Law Offices today and schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced divorce lawyers and family law attorneys.

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