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Canton, Ohio Divorce and Family Law

We know you want the best for your family and Sheppard Law Offices’ divorce attorneys in Canton are here to help. Our skilled and knowledgeable family law lawyers can help you navigate any family law issue you might face. We have experience handling divorce, dissolution, child custody, child support, spousal support, prenuptial agreements, adoptions, contempt proceedings, modifications, administrative reviews of child support, and more. Additionally, our experience with tax and bankruptcy allows us to fully represent our clients as divorce and family law cases often have financial implications.

At Sheppard Law Offices in Canton, we always keep our clients’ best interests at heart, which is why we always try to resolve divorce matters as amicably as possible before turning to more aggressive, adversarial strategies. If you are a Canton, OH resident facing divorce or family law issues, schedule a free consultation with us today.


Our dedicated Canton divorce lawyers and family law attorneys can also provide guidance in spousal support cases. At Sheppard Law, we pride ourselves on addressing each of the spousal support factors provided by the Ohio Revised Code when determining spousal support. Further, our extensive background in tax and bankruptcy also helps clients when addressing the issue of spousal support. Likewise, we have experience in post-modification matters where we seek to terminate spousal support based upon certain circumstances and conditions.


When it comes to divorce proceedings, there are several areas that our Canton divorce attorneys address to better understand the case, such as the length of the marriage and whether or not there are any children involved. In the consultation process, we like to hear your wishes on issues involving custody, visitation, health insurance, and child support. Our lawyers also want to get a better sense of the parties’ marital assets, separate assets, marital debts so that we can gauge how the marital balance sheet would be presented.

We believe that this extensive discovery process for our divorce or dissolution cases allows us to learn more about the division of assets in an equitable manner, the parties’ income sources, and more. We never want you to feel intimidated by opposing counsel or the other spouse, but we also want you to feel like we are being reasonably aggressive, keeping your best interests in mind.

At Sheppard Law Offices, our divorce attorneys in Canton are prepared to address all aspects of the case, including a hearing on any motion, pre-trial, a deposition, or the actual trial. We are flexible to adapt to any scenario and will address any issues professionally and competently. When you let our attorneys represent you in a divorce or dissolution case, our attorneys will handle your case with clarity and understanding, and we will fight for you until the very end.

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When it comes to child custody and support cases, the focus is on the best interest of the child.  The Ohio Revised Code details several factors the Court utilizes to determine the minor child’ best interest, and if shared parenting is at issue, there are additional factors the court will look at to determine the best interest of the child.

Child support is awarded due to several factors and it can vary on a case-by-case basis. Typically, it is formula-based, where the court or CSEA (Child Support Enforcement Agency) will consider income from both parties, but it can increase or decrease child support based on deviating factors outlined by the Ohio Revised Code.

During a child custody or child support consultation, our Canton family law attorneys start by listening to your story about what events have taken place to affect your minor child. We want to know who is involved in your child’s life, how your child is affected by the current and past circumstances, how your child is doing in school, how your child interacts with the community, church, friends, relatives, and others.  We will have in depth discussions with you so we understand what you are seeking and so we can properly advise you as to what you should expect going forward.

Child custody and Child support cases can be very contested matters. At Sheppard Law Offices, we handle both court actions and administrative actions. Therefore, whether you are married or not, we can help you with your child related issues.


  • I have just been served. How do I respond to the Complaint for Divorce?
  • Will you review my dissolution paperwork, such as the separation agreement?
  • What should I expect in the dissolution process?
  • What should I expect in the divorce process?
  • What’s the difference between a divorce and a dissolution?
  • My spouse won’t let me see the kids. What should I do?
  • My spouse will not give me my things. What should I do?
  • The mortgage or rent is due, and I am out of the house. Do I pay these costs?
  • The other bills are unpaid. Do I have to pay them too?
  • How much spousal support, if any, will I have to pay?
  • How can I change or modify my child custody or parenting time schedule?
  • How do I defend myself in a contempt action?
  • Do I need a lawyer to file for contempt?
  • How much are attorney fees?
  • How long before I have to go to court?


When it comes to our divorce and family law clients, we aim to make sure to handle your case with the utmost sensitivity and care. Family Law cases are sometimes complicated any they can turn adversarial. At Sheppard Law Offices, our Canton divorce lawyers handle your case with professionalism, knowledge, and experience, with your best interests at heart. Contact our law offices today for a free consultation if you have divorce, child custody, or other family law proceedings in Canton, Ohio.
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