At The Law Offices of Dennis P. Levin, we recognize just how emotional and life-changing a divorce can be for every member of the family. Whether you are considering terminating a marriage, have been served with papers, or have mutually reached the decision to separate with a soon-to-be former spouse, our Cleveland divorce lawyer can serve as your educator, advocate, and counselor during this time.
As your trusted legal representative, we appreciate the significance of our role in your current legal situation. For this reason, we keep your best interests at heart and in mind and always provide you with our honest, unbiased opinion. During this time, we are willing to do the tough job of sometimes telling you things that you may not necessarily want to hear – but need to know in order to move toward the best possible outcome.
What Makes Our Firm Different than the Rest? Consider the Following:
- We utilize nearly 40 years of legal experience to your advantage.
- We offer our clients free initial consultations to get started.
- We stand by our word – we do not make any empty promises.
- We remain available to talk and help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We look forward to protecting your rights and best interests.
Ohio Divorce Laws 101
In order to file for divorce, you must first fulfill Ohio’s required residency and filing guidelines. This means you or your spouse must have been a resident of the state for at least 6 months prior to filing for divorce. Once you have fulfilled the state’s residency requirements, you will then be able to file a petition for divorce based on some type of grounds.
Ohio recognizes the following grounds for divorce:
- No fault divorce (incompatibility or living separate and apart for more than one year)
- Gross neglect of duty
- Abuse of drugs or alcohol
- Other reasons approved by the court
Even the most amicable of couples can run the risk of running into potential obstacles. Due to the highly sensitive nature of these types of cases, being unaware of your rights or options could lead to making snap decisions. Protect your family and future by speaking with an experienced Cleveland divorce attorney who can help you make empowered and informed decisions.
Experienced. Qualified. Prepared.
You do not have to progress through the divorce process on your own! Our firm has handled all types of divorce and family law-related crises, including contested divorce, uncontested divorce, litigation, legal separations, and dissolutions. No matter what your case involves, we are prepared to help ease the stress you may be experiencing and qualified to guide you through the process in the most stress-free and cost-effective manner possible.