Ohio Family Law
Full-service family law firm serving Newark
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, Reese Pyle Meyer PLL can help. We have served families in the Newark area for over 150 years. Our attorneys provide legal services in all areas of family law, including:
- Spousal Support
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Child support modification and enforcement
- Dissolution of Marriage
- Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Civil Protection Orders
We assist families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. Our attorneys handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family.
Divorce should not lead to financial crises. Our attorneys help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.
Child custody and visitation
Our family law attorneys protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.
Our attorneys can help ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.
Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, our attorneys can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Through mediation or litigation, our law firm can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Dissolution of Marriage
A dissolution of marriage is a no-fault action where the parties mutually agree to terminate their marriage. The parties must sign a separation agreement that divides all property and addresses the issues of spousal support and, if there are minor children, the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities. If the parties agree to co-parent their children, they may also sign a shared parenting plan. A petition is then jointly filed attaching the signed separation agreement and, if applicable, the signed shared parenting plan. A hearing will be set no sooner than 30 days and no later than 90 days after the petition is filed. At the hearing, both parties must appear and the court will review the separation agreement, ask about the assets and liabilities and any parenting issues, and determine whether the parties understand and are satisfied with the settlement. If the court finds that the parties desire to end their marriage and that the settlement is fair and equitable, the court will grant a dissolution and make the separation agreement a court order. The court will approve a shared parenting plan if the court finds the plan to be in the best interest of the children.
The attorneys of Reese Pyle Meyer PLL are experienced in drafting separation agreements and other dissolution of marriage documents. If you and your spouse are considering separation and a legal termination of the marriage, we are available to provide legal advice and assist you with the dissolution process.
Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
Our attorneys are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Ohio to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. Our skilled negotiators can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.
We expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.