Divorce Lawyers in Canton, Ohio
Will I have to divide my pension with my spouse?
Probably. Pension plans and 401(k) plans are generally considered marital property and divided along with the remainder of the marital property. However, there are exceptions and exclusions which may remove a portion or all retirement benefits from the marital estate.
− Attorneys Jonathan Morris and Ivan Redinger, Canton, Ohio
Many people who come to our Canton, Ohio, law office to discuss divorce have already received information from friends and people at work. However, a lot of that information is incorrect. Before you make any decisions, we think it’s important to discuss your case with a lawyer who deals with family law issues every day.
We are here to help you resolve all issues relating to divorce, including:
- Marital property division. In Ohio, all assets and debts accumulated during your marriage are marital property and will be divided according to the law of equitable distribution.
- Spousal support. Ohio courts may order alimony or spousal support, especially in long-term marriages when one of the parties has a financial need and the other has the ability to pay.
- Child custody and visitation. If you have children, courts are chiefly concerned in determining what is in the best interest of the children. We are experienced in assisting our clients to focus on the best interest issues that courts find to be most important.
- Child support. Ohio uses a formula to determine how much child support you are obligated to pay or are entitled to receive. This formula considers a number of factors, including income, the number of children, your child custody arrangement and a number of other factors which may move the support obligation one way or the other. It is important that the right information is entered into the formula.
If you and your spouse agree on all of the issues, your divorce can be settled amicably by an uncontested process known as marriage dissolution.
If there are issues on which you and your spouse don’t agree, our lawyers will work hard to help you reach a negotiated settlement. However, if the other side won’t be fair, we will fight to ensure that you receive everything you are entitled to under Ohio law.
Questions about contested or uncontested divorce? Contact the lawyers at Redinger & Morris in Canton, Ohio, for a consultation. There is no cost unless you decide to hire us.