Ready for calm or stormy seas. Let us guide you through the family law process.
When dealing with family matters, like divorce, child custody, or adoption, you need a lawyer who can solve problems and offer advice based on years of experience. As an Akron family law attorney Thomas Erb Jr. is here to help families resolve issues amicably. But if things get contentious, he’ll be ready to fight for you.
We’ve represented individuals and families throughout Northeast Ohio for years, and the industry has noticed our results. In 2020, Martindale-Hubbell granted Erb Legal its highest Preeminent rating.
At Erb Legal, we never linger or drag our feet with your family law issue. We push forward and find resolutions that work for you and your family. Most importantly, we’re always available to talk and answer your questions.
We know you’re under a lot of stress right now. Family matters are tough. That’s why our Akron family law firm does everything possible to reduce your stress, including surrounding your finances.
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Are you facing a difficult family matter in Akron, Ohio? It’s important to remain level-headed and seek advice from a capable attorney who is 100% committed to you.
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Martindale-Hubbell – Preeminent The AV Preeminent® (their highest standard) is given to attorneys ranked at the utmost level of professional excellence for their expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards.
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – 10 Best A prestigious honor from The American Institute of Legal Counsel recognizing unparalleled success in the practice of family law for the benefit of their clients.
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys – Nation’s Premier NAFLA’s highest award, acknowledges the best family law attorneys in each state. Bases on their extraordinary knowledge, skill, experience, expertise, and success.
Avvo’s highest possible designation, attorney Tom Erb Jr provides a snapshot of his skill and insight into his extensive legal background.
As an Elite Lawyer, Thomas Erb Jr has demonstrated a high degree of skill and success in his divorce and family law career, and is active in the community.
The Ohio State Bar Association recognizes an attorney's extraordinary achievements and contribution to the Ohio legal community.
Membership in CACJ includes attorneys and professionals in California and other states with the shared mission of defending people’s rights.
Twice Named to the Top 100
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is invitation-only, made up of the premier trial lawyers from each state.
The Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the premier professional association for Ohio defense attorneys.
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Client Champions are an elite group of attorneys who have received exceptional reviews from the people that know them best, their clients.
Each year, less than 2.5% of lawyers in each state make the Rising Stars list, recognizing lawyers under the age of 40 who stand out in professional achievement and peer recognition.
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We’ll fight for you like you’re part of our own family.
Attorney Thomas Erb has dedicated his legal career to helping families in Akron, Ohio. He only handles domestic law cases, and over the years, has become exceptionally good at what he does. No matter the complexities of your case—spouses overseas, high net-worth, family businesses—he’ll take it.
Tom has a strong reputation in Summit County, Ohio, and a record of excellent results. From day one, he’ll work to understand the situation and how it may play out.
Erb Legal prioritizes our client relationships and knowing their needs and goals. Everyone’s situations, feelings, and priorities differ during family law matters. We pride ourselves on finding a solution that works for you.
When going into a family legal matter, it’s essential to consider your needs vs. your wants. You may want full custody, but is that likely or in their best interests? Tom will walk you through everything and delve into what you need and areas where you can compromise.
Tom prepares you for all the possibilities. In a divorce or custody issue, you need to know what could happen, including going to court and relying on the judge to make important decisions.
Tom will talk you through all the potential issues and possibilities facing you or your family. He offers candid advice, lasting solutions, and practical guidance even when it isn’t what you want to hear. It’s his job to make sure you’re prepared, and your family is protected.
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The Summit County Domestic Relations Court handles divorces, annulments, parentage cases, custody and visitation matters, child support matters, and civil protection orders.
Domestic Relations Court
205 S. High Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone: (330) 643-2365
Hours for the Summit County Domestic Relations Court are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
There are many online forms, including for separations, divorce, paternity, motions, and protection orders. While you can represent yourself and use these forms, we highly recommend working with an Akron family law attorney who has experience with this paperwork.
You must pay a fee to the Clerk of the Court when filing some paperwork. For example, a dissolution or divorce fee ranges from $370 to $420, depending on your circumstances.
A motion is when you ask the judge to decide issues in your case. For example, you can file a motion to modify your child support. You make this request in writing and file it with the Clerk of the Court. Then, you attend a hearing on the matter. Because you have to file specific rules and procedures, it’s best to talk with an attorney before filing a motion.
Summit County offers several free programs for parents.
You only need to bring yourself and your questions. But if you have any paperwork or documents, we’ll review them. This first meeting is for us to get to know you, talk about your situation, and then explain what comes next.
We operate with regular business hours, but our call service is available 24 hours. You don’t have to worry about not hearing from us for days or weeks. We’ll call you back as soon as possible. We often give our clients our cell phone numbers and can talk via text or email.
It depends on the legal matter. Many domestic cases are resolved outside of the courtroom, but court hearings happen too. You may need to appear before a judge sometimes. We’ll explain when you have to go to court and help you prepare. You’ll know what to expect.
Our fees vary depending on the matter because each case is unique. However, we do everything possible to keep our fees reasonable and to reduce your overall costs. We know family matters are often financially straining, and we do what we can to help, including offering several financing options.
Erb Legal is the complete package for high-caliber representation in the Akron, Barberton, Stow, and Summit County region