Divorce Issues in Westerville Ohio
Our family lawyers in Westerville routinely assist clients with legal issues pertaining to divorce under Ohio law. From the early stages of planning for divorce and filing for divorce to handling post-divorce decrees and modifications, our firm is here to assist you. We have experience handling a wide variety of complex divorce matters, such as high asset divorce and property distribution, divorce for business owners, distribution of retirement accounts in divorce, and handling commingled assets.
We are also here to help with questions or concerns you have about the enforcement of a premarital or prenuptial agreement, locating hidden or concealed assets in a divorce case, rights and responsibilities concerning spousal support or alimony, and modifying existing alimony orders.
Child Custody and Westerville Family Law
Child custody cases in Westerville are some of the most emotionally difficult and complex cases we handle. Although some parents are able to put aside differences for the benefit of their children, we know that contentious child custody cases are common. Our Westerville family lawyers want to ensure that your child custody case goes as smoothly as possible and that you are able to exercise your parental rights once the case is finished. We work with married and unmarried parents in child custody cases, and we also assist parents with paternity cases when they are seeking child custody.
We can discuss the best interest of the child factors with you today and can help you to understand how an Ohio court may be likely to allocate parental rights and responsibilities.
Prenuptial Agreements in Westerville
Part of our family law practice involves representing clients in drafting and enforcing prenuptial (or premarital) agreements. Prenuptial agreements can be beneficial for parties of all economic backgrounds who are planning to get married since they can outline rights and responsibilities concerning property in the event of a divorce. Generally speaking, prenuptial agreements can include terms concerning any and all property, and you may be able to include information about spousal support or alimony. However, you should know that prenuptial agreements cannot include any terms concerning child support or general support and care for any children from the marriage.
Ohio is also distinct from other states in that it does not recognize postnuptial agreements, or agreements made after the date of the marriage. Accordingly, if you want to enter into an agreement with your partner about how assets and debts will be divided in a divorce, or what assets are off-limits in a divorce case, you need to do so prior to the date of your marriage.
Modification and Enforcement in Westerville Family Cases
Circumstances can change after your divorce case, and it may be necessary to seek a modification of spousal support, child support, or child custody. In some cases, it also may be necessary to ask the court to enforce an existing order when the other party has not paid child support or adhered to other court orders.