Hyde Park Divorce Lawyer For Women
Divorce is usually an incredibly difficult time for everyone involved, and women are often left feeling alienated, insecure, and anxious about their future. Therefore, you need an attorney who is not only highly skilled and able to meet your legal needs but who also sympathizes and takes the time to understand your situation.
At Woodford Sathappan McGee an experienced family law attorney is ready to provide compassionate and comprehensive legal services, exclusively to women. When you agree to representation from us, you ensure you have support from someone committed to your needs, and those of your children.
Our approach to the attorney-client relationship is unparalleled. We understand that divorce matters such as the division of marital assets, child custody, and spousal support can affect you for the rest of your life. We will help you navigate the legal process and will support you in reorganizing your life to secure a bright future.
We come highly recommended by our previous clients, and provide a professional but personalized approach.
Contact us today at 380-212-3731 to arrange a free consultation with one of our Hyde Park divorce lawyers for women.
Dispute Resolution in Hyde Park, OH
At Woodford Sathappan McGee, we prioritize mediation and negotiation where possible. We are committed to the best interests of our clients and their families, and usually, this means moving divorce proceedings along quickly, with little court involvement.
Our methods save our clients time and money, allows for individualized solutions, and protect children from the litigation process. We are prepared to give your case the personal attention it needs and will use mediation in even the most complex cases.
However, if an amicable agreement cannot be reached, we will be prepared to fight for you in court. We are skilled in the courtroom, as well as in mediation.
Divorce Considerations in Hyde Park, Ohio
A divorce lawyer from Woodford Sathappan McGee will provide the support and guidance you need to navigate your divorce in the best way possible. It is important that you protect your future, and the futures of your children.
It is important that you have guidance on factors such as:
Women often make sacrifices when it comes to their careers so that they can care for their children. You and your children may be accustomed to a certain standard of living, and you should not have to lower that standard because of a divorce. That is why spousal support is so important.
Even where children are not involved, the higher-earning spouse is usually required to pay alimony to the other. If that is you, then you should still consider representation to ensure that the amount is fair.
A spousal support order could affect you for the rest of your life, and it is essential that you can move forward with your life in confidence, assured that your financial future is secure.
Property division also has a big impact on your financial security going forward. Ohio is an equitable distribution state, which splits the property into two types:
Separate property covers anything that was owned by either party prior to marriage, and any inheritance. Separate property continues to belong to an individual, even after divorce.
Marital property is anything acquired by the couple while they were married, such as real estate, vehicles, investments, pensions, and joint bank accounts.
In equitable distribution states such as Ohio, each spouse is legally entitled to a ‘fair and just’ split of marital property. That does not always mean a 50/50 split, instead, the goal is fairness.
The court can therefore consider factors such as how long you were married, each spouse’s needs, and the contribution of each spouse. We can help you come to an arrangement using mediation, which will help ensure that you get what you need.
Both parents are legally required to financially contribute to the upbringing of their child. The Ohio family court will usually require the higher-earning spouse to pay child support to the other unless they themselves are the primary custodian.
In Ohio, a parenting plan assigns “parenting rights and responsibilities”, which cover the right to make decisions on things like education and medical care, as well as time spent with the child.
Child custody is usually one of the most emotional aspects for couples when they end their marriage. A divorce lawyer can help guide you and secure the best outcome.
The court is required to make decisions based on the child’s best interests, which usually means creating as little disruption to the child’s life as possible, keeping both parents involved in the child’s life unless there is a reason not to do so.
At Woodford Sathappan McGee, we have helped numerous women who have suffered domestic violence. We will help get you and your children to a place of safety and will secure a protection order to prevent your spouse from contacting you.
We understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help, but we are prepared to give your case the care and dedication it deserves. It is important that you reach out to an attorney who can evidence the full extent of your experiences to the court, while also being able to lend a sympathetic ear.
We can also help make sure that your ex has limited access to your child, such as supervised visitation, if necessary.
We are skilled in handling divorce cases involving domestic violence. Our dedication to women provides us with a unique set of skills that ensures the care and commitment you need.
Family Law Matters After Divorce in Hyde Park, OH
At Woodford Sathappan McGee we handle the divorce process and all related practice areas, including those that come up after divorce.
Once you have your divorce order, it is very difficult to make changes. However, circumstances change and sometimes agreements made in an order are no longer viable or are no longer in the best interests of your children. If this is the case, then you may be able to secure a divorce modification.
You will need to file a motion for modification with the court, where you will evidence that there has been a substantial change in circumstances. For example, changing needs of the child, illness, changes in income, relocation, or the discovery of hidden assets. Whatever reason you need your divorce order changed, we can help.
When an ex-spouse violates the terms of an order, it can be exceptionally frustrating. Fortunately, an order is legally binding, which means that if they fail to comply, you can hold them accountable by filing a contempt proceeding.
For example, if they refuse to pay child support then the court can seize their assets or even serve them a jail term to ensure compliance.
Your divorce attorney can help you hold your ex-spouse accountable.
Divorce Lawyer FAQ
How much does a divorce cost in Ohio?
The cost of divorce varies, however, we will always strive to keep court involvement, and therefore overall cost, down. We can discuss our fee in a free consultation so that you can make an informed choice.
If your ex-spouse earns considerably more than you, you may be able to get your attorney fees reimbursed.
Can I be represented by another woman?
Some women prefer to have representation from another woman. It may be that they want someone who understands what they are going through, they have had bad experiences with men, or they just feel more comfortable confiding in another woman. Whatever the reason, we are happy to accommodate and have skilled female attorneys ready to take on your case.
Do grandparents have custody and visitation rights?
Grandparents can fight for custody if the child’s parents are unfit to be the primary caregiver. However, it can be difficult to secure this outcome. If you are a grandmother looking for representation then don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Contact a Divorce Attorney at Woodford Sathappan McGee Today
Woodford Sathappan McGee is a family law firm that provides exceptional legal representation to women. We want you to feel confident that your future without your former spouse will be bright and full of opportunities.
Our female-led team ensures a safe space for you to talk openly, and have your concerns listened to and understood. Our commitment to women means that we have the skills, experience, and resources to help you.
We are the only law firm in the Hyde Park area exclusively representing women.
Contact us today at 380-212-3731 to schedule a free consultation.