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Divorce Law

Cleveland Divorce Attorney Matthew C. Bangerter, ESQ.

Are you facing a family law issue such as divorce or a custody dispute? It is important that you have skilled representation on your side in order to effectively pursue your rights, your goals, and your desires for the situation that you face. The goal of Cleveland divorce attorney Matthew C. Bangerter, ESQ. is to accomplish your goals.

Divorces can be emotionally and financially taxing for you and any children you may have. Each case presents its own unique challenges and need to be dealt with in their own unique ways. When you’re looking for a Cleveland divorce attorney, you want someone with diligence, a mastery of legal tactics and strategies, and a true commitment to you and your case. Cleveland divorce attorney Matthew C. Bangerter, ESQ. has the legal knowledge and skills to protect your interests and help you through whatever challenges you’re facing. Whether you’re seeking a divorce or need help enforcing child support or alimony orders, he will confidently guide you through the complex family law system.

Do You Need a Valid Reason to File for Divorce in Ohio?

Technically, there are specific reasons for filing for divorce in Ohio, such as when one party is already married, adultery, extreme cruelty, habitual drunkenness, imprisonment of one party, and incompatibility. From a practical matter, however, a person who wants a divorce is never going to be denied one. Simply not wanting to be married certainly constitutes “incompatibility.”

Is Mediation Better Than the Court Process?

Often the two occur together. Many courts require the parties to see a mediator and attempt to resolve their case. Even in courts that don’t require mediation, it is usually an option. Sometimes a neutral mediator can bring the parties into an agreement they wouldn’t have reached on their own. Mediation is not, however, a complete alternative to divorce — it’s a tool used within the divorce. Even with a mediator, the case will still have to go through the divorce process.

What is the Typical Timeline for a Divorce Case?

There are many forms required, and they can vary based on if the case is a divorce or a dissolution, if children are involved (and if so, if there will be a shared parenting arrangement), or even based on the local rules of a particular court. This is another reason why a trained Cleveland divorce attorney is so beneficial. Many divorces take up to a year, and very contentious cases can take multiple years. At the other end of the spectrum, a completely amicable dissolution might be completed in a month or two.

Is There Any Way to Expedite Divorce Proceedings in Ohio?

The more agreement there is between the parties on how to divide assets and custody, the quicker the divorce will go. A dissolution where both parties are completely on the same page will go very quickly. A bitter divorce battle over assets and children between two unyielding spouses could take years. In either case, you want a trusted Cleveland divorce attorney on your side, guiding you through every step of the process.

If you need help with divorce, child support, alimony, or any other family law issue, Cleveland divorce attorney Matthew C. Bangerter, ESQ. can help. Click here for a free initial consultation or call (440) 241-4237 to start planning your defense.


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