Familes & Divorce

Families & Divorce 2017-05-16T16:25:31+00:00

When a married couple realizes that their lives are moving in different directions or if vows have been violated, swift and effective legal representation from an experienced divorce attorney is vital. If domestic violence has infiltrated your home and legal action is the only way to rectify the situation, knowledgeable attorneys with experience and dedication are here to help you get through the tough times.

For couples that can agree on all issues related to their marriage, such as division of property and marital debt, spousal and child support, and visitation with their children, the simplest, most expedient and usually least expensive manor to end their marriage is through a dissolution. Unfortunately, due to the high level of emotional involvement most couples experience during their marital discourse, it is common for couples to be unable to agree on all matters relating to the end of their marriage. For couples that cannot agree, it is necessary to pursue the more complicated and timely procedure of divorce.

In a divorce, both parties to the marriage are entitled to fair and just division of earnings, pensions, retirement funds, and real property for their contribution to the family. Many marriages include family-owned businesses or professional practices which require sophisticated evaluation recognizing that both parties have made valuable contributions to the success of such an enterprise. If children are involved, their future security must also be protected. Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd., our top-rated Ohio family lawyers provide the counsel you need to handle complicated personal, emotional, business and legal issues related to divorce. Decisions made during divorce proceedings can have long-lasting consequences. Let Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd. help you make the right ones.

Although the end result of a dissolution or divorce is the termination of a couple’s marriage, in most instances there remain certain ties between the couple such as children or one party’s obligation to pay spousal support. Issues such as these are addressed in a couples’ original separation agreement or in the court’s judgment entry. However, over time circumstances may change that justify revisiting these issues at some future point in time, so long as the court retains continuing jurisdiction of these matters. Depending on the extent of the changes, certain adjustments may have to be made to the terms of the parties’ original separation agreement or the court’s original orders. We are experienced in working with parties who have already terminated their marriages in seeking just and equitable modifications to their separation agreements or the court’s initial orders.

The extent of Domestic Relations Law covers more than just dissolution and divorce. Prenuptial agreements are more common today than in the past, and couples continually seek the security offered through prenuptial agreements. Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd. offers counsel in structuring a prenuptial agreement that is fair to both parties while providing security.