When you are considering a divorce, or know your spouse is considering or has filed a divorce, you have many worries. What will divorce mean for you? How will it affect your assets and property? How will it affect your relationships with your children? And many other questions run through your mind. An experienced and qualified Cincinnati family lawyer can help you understand the legal dimensions of these very personal questions, and help you achieve the best possible resolution for this difficult situation.
Cincinnati complex divorce lawyer John L. Heilbrun is a divorce lawyer who has more than 35 years experience helping people in the Cincinnati area resolve complex problems just like those you are facing. This page contains some background information about divorce proceedings in Cincinnati, but for personal advice and recommendations about your situation, please call (513) 321-3940 or contact the Law Office of John Heilbrun today for an appointment at our Blue Ash office.
Divorce Proceedings in Ohio
Divorce proceedings begin with a filing of a Complaint by one party with the Domestic Relations Court. The other party has the right to file a counterclaim. Technically, the law requires “grounds” for a divorce, but this is rarely a disputed issue.
Once claims have been filed, it is time to try to resolve the important issues related to the divorce, including:
Even after a divorce action is filed, the parties can still come to an agreement on the issues. However, if the parties cannot come to a agreement, the Court will hold a trial, at which both spouses will testify, provide evidence and may call witnesses to fight over the issues related to the ending of your marriage. The Court will then make all necessary decisions for you , your spouse and your children. For more details about the divorce process, please see divorce laws in Cincinnati.
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Benefits of Collaborative Divorce
Collaborative divorce is a process that helps couples make all the crucial decisions themselves with the help of a Collaborative divorce lawyer for each spouse and other trained professionals. These decision have to be made by someone, and if the spouses cannot work together to make them, the Court will. Who knows your family and its needs better than you and your spouse? Who would you rather make all the important decisions about your future: you and your spouse or a judge? In a Collaborative divorce, lawyers act as facilitators to help you and your spouse come to agreements about the crucial issues involved in ending a marriage.
Why Choose Cincinnati Divorce Lawyer John Heilbrun
Cincinnati divorce lawyer John L. Heilbrun is an understanding, compassionate, strong and dedicated divorce lawyer with more than 35 years experience helping couples in the Cincinnati area to resolve the complex problems of divorce. He will listen to your situation, explain your legal options, and help you work toward the best possible resolution of your case. He works hard to make you feel comfortable, and is able to explain the complex issues that arise when you decide to end your marriage. He will help you understand these issues and the laws that govern them. He will also provide you with professional and effective representation.
John is a dedicated advocate of Collaborative divorce and has over 35 years of experience in handling traditional divorces, and has experience using a variety of processes to help couples who have decided to end their marriage. He is an active member of a group of Collaborative lawyers and other professionals who are working hard to make divorce a less traumatic and adversarial experience for you, your spouse, and any children you may have.
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