Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage Lawyers in Northeast Ohio

The personal nature of most family law proceedings often makes them intensely emotional for everyone involved. When you are facing a divorce, child custody dispute, or any other matter of family law, an experienced, knowledgeable attorney can help make the process more reasonable and easier for you. At Erb Legal LLC, we recognize the importance of negotiation and cooperation in family law matters, and we have the tools to help you find a resolution quickly, efficiently, and without unnecessary hardship for your family.


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What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Ohio?

For many people, their first experience with the Ohio court system is when they file a complaint to end their marriage or respond to a complaint filed by their spouse. At our firm, we understand that the divorce process can be emotionally and financially challenging and, in many cases, overwhelming. Our skilled divorce lawyers take the time to listen carefully to your needs and to guide you through each stage of the proceedings. We will explain your options and help you make the best possible decisions for yourself and your children.

What to Expect When Going Through a Divorce

Under Ohio law, there are several possible grounds for divorce, including but not limited to:

  • Incompatibility;
  • Living separate and apart for at least one year;
  • The willful absence of one spouse for at least one year;
  • Adultery;
  • Extreme cruelty and/or abuse;
  • Habitual drunkenness (substance abuse); and
  • Gross negligence of marital duties.

We will assist you in reviewing your situation and finding the best approach for your unique circumstances. Whether you are trying to resolve your divorce amicably or your case seems headed for the courtroom, our experienced divorce attorneys are ready to help you protect your rights.

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Advancing the Rights of Same-Sex Couples

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community have spent years fighting hard for their civil rights. Recently, their efforts paid off as the U.S. Supreme Court held that the right to marry is a fundamental freedom that extends to all consenting adults.

However, the body of laws concerning matrimony and domestic relationships was largely established based on the now inapplicable conventions of marriage and parenthood as being restricted to men and women. As a result, LGBT couples face unique legal challenges when it comes to family law issues. Therefore, same-sex married couples seeking a divorce should discuss their legal rights with an experienced attorney who understands the sophisticated family law issues that LGBT members face.

Knowledgeable Lawyers Serving Local Ohio Families

At Erb Legal LLC, we realize that divorce usually requires a wide variety of issues to be considered. Our attorneys are equipped to help you find workable solutions that address:

We also assist individuals with post-decree modifications and order enforcement when necessary.

If you and your spouse are able to reach an agreement on all the issues pertaining to the end of your marriage, our attorneys can help you obtain a dissolution of marriage. Compared to traditional divorce, a dissolution of marriage is generally much less contentious and can allow your family to move forward with your lives more quickly. A dissolution of marriage is not always possible, and we will help you determine if such an option is right for you.

How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer

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If you live in Northeast Ohio and are considering a divorce, you deserve quality representation from a team dedicated to protecting your best interests. Contact our office for a no-obligation consultation.

Call (330) 446-3606 to schedule an appointment. Our office serves clients in Medina, Brunswick, Wadsworth, Wooster, Orville, Akron, Ravenna, Fairlawn, Barberton, Summit County, Wayne County, Medina County, and Portage County.