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Newark , Ohio Divorce Lawyers and Family Law Attorneys

Family law issues can be tricky to navigate, which is why our divorce attorneys in Newark Ohio are here to help. At Sheppard Law Offices, our lawyers offer a professional yet caring approach to divorce, child custody, child support, and other family law proceedings. Our team has handled over 600 cases covering divorce, dissolution, child custody, child support, spousal support, contempt proceedings, modifications, administrative reviews of child support, and interstate and intrastate issues.

Our extensive background in tax and bankruptcy gives Sheppard Law Offices an edge over other family law firms, as financial implications often go hand-in-hand with divorce and family law cases. As a law office, we aim to resolve family law matters as amicably as possible, but we always have our clients’ best interests at heart should the case turn adversarial.

If you are a Newark, Ohio resident facing divorce, dissolution, child custody or other family law issues, schedule a free consultation with one of our divorce attorneys today.

Spousal Support in Newark, Ohio

Our Newark. Ohio divorce lawyers have been very successful in arguing for and against spousal support and in cases terminating and modifying spousal support. The Ohio Revised Code sets forth factors that the family law court will consider to determine whether spousal support is appropriate. If the court finds that spousal support is appropriate, it will then decide based upon those same factors the amount and duration of the spousal support. An experienced Newark, Ohio divorce attorney will make sure that the spousal support provisions contained in a final decree is worded properly to ensure that future modifications can be claimed. At Sheppard Law Offices, we offer the most effective legal representation for spousal support cases.

Newark Divorce & Dissolution Services

We know that divorce and dissolution cases can quickly turn from amicable to adversarial, so our Newark divorce attorneys prepare to handle any scenario professionally. If you are needing assistance with divorce proceedings, be prepared to discuss many different areas during your consultation so that we can better understand your case. These questions cover the length of the marriage and if there are any children involved. If children are involved, we like to ask questions involving custody, visitation, health insurance, child support and more. In addition, our divorce or dissolution consultations will cover numerous topics including marital assets, separate assets, and any debts from either party.

Our consultation process is essential for establishing the discovery for our case, which allows us to be reasonably aggressive if your case cannot resolve itself amicably. We don’t want you to be intimidated by opposing counsel or the other spouse, so our Newark divorce lawyers do all that they can to prepare and empower you to get the outcome you desire.

At Sheppard Law Offices, we are prepared to address all aspects of the divorce or family law case, such as hearings on any motion, pre-trials, depositions, or the actual trial. Our divorce attorneys can adapt to any situation that presents itself. When you work with one of our experienced attorneys for a divorce or dissolution case, our lawyers will handle your case with sensitivity, care, and transparency with the proper level of aggression to fight for what you deserve.

Our Experienced Newark Family Law Attorneys Can Navigate Your Child Custody and Child Support Case

Child custody and child support cases are highly-contested matters, but at Sheppard Law Offices, our attorneys handle these cases with the utmost professionalism. We listen to your story so that we can help you make informed decisions about legal custody, physical custody, parenting time, visitation schedules, shared parenting, child support and other child related issues. Our job is to better understand what events have taken place so that we can help you achieve your goals. We will discuss communications and interactions your child and you have participated in and considerations for how to proceed with your case.

Don’t know where to begin with calculating your child support amount? Our Newark family law attorneys can guide you through the child support process. When calculating child support, the income from both parties is entered into a formula but that formula can be altered by deviating factors as stated in the Ohio Revised Code. We work with you to determine if the amount of child support needs to be increased or decreased based on both parties’ assets, debts, expenses, and other factors. Additionally, we can look at helping you modify child support after it has been court ordered.

At Sheppard Law Offices, our attorneys handle both court actions and administrative actions for child support cases. We can also help you argue before the court any child related issues often seen in child custody matters.

Frequently Asked Questions About Domestic Relations, Divorce, and Family Law Cases

When you work with a Newark divorce lawyer, we can help you answer the following commonly asked questions regarding divorce, child support, and other family law matters.

  • 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 for it?
  • 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 custody or parenting 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?

Contact our Divorce Attorneys and Family Law Lawyers in Newark, Ohio

We know that divorce and family law cases can be challenging to navigate, which is why our divorce attorneys and family law lawyers in Newark, Ohio are here to help. When you work with Sheppard Law Offices, you get a caring, knowledgeable team that can fight for you. Contact our law offices for a free consultation today if you face divorce, dissolution, child custody, or other family law proceedings in Newark, Ohio.

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