Family Law Attorneys
When It Seems Like Everything You Know Is In Turmoil
A family law issue can be disruptive to your family, your life and your plans for the future. It may feel as though everything you know is in turmoil. The stress can be overwhelming. The road ahead may seem rough, but you can navigate it with the help of an experienced attorney.
At The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., our lawyers have more than 100 years of collective experience handling family law matters for people in Columbus, Delaware, Mt. Gilead and throughout Ohio. We understand how disruptive a family law conflict can be. We know that your family is your priority. When an issue arises that complicates your family’s dynamic, we will work hard to achieve an outcome that meets your needs.
Personal Attention Every Step Of The Way
In stressful times like these, it is good to know that you are not alone. The last thing you need is to be left wondering what is going to happen next or, worse yet, not knowing how your case is progressing at all. Unfortunately, that is a common complaint at many law firms. We are able to avoid such complaints by working one-on-one with you. You will have a skilled lawyer by your side to effectively guide you through the complicated family court system.
We can help you with:
- Divorce, dissolution and all related matters, including division of property
- Legal separation
- Shared parenting and child custody, as well as visitation
- Child support
- Alimony/spousal support
- Fathers’ rights
- Post-decree modifications
- Domestic abuse
How We Can Help Your Family
Due to the nature of family law, many cases have the potential to turn into heated courtroom battles. Even the most amicable couples can become entangled in emotionally charged disputes. We are prepared to handle family law matters at trial.
Although we are nationally recognized trial attorneys, we are very proud of our ability to also help our clients reach mutually agreeable settlements through alternative means of dispute resolution. We offer effective mediation services and are trained in collaborative law, which can help our clients save time, energy and costs associated with courtroom trials.
If your case could benefit from mediation or negotiation, we can provide representation in a nonadversarial environment to help you reach the right solution for your family. While mediation is a preferred method of reaching a family law agreement, we can also provide effective representation for situations in which a spouse is uncooperative and an agreement cannot be reached. We are your advocates from start to finish.
How Does The Court Determine Child Custody And Child Support?
The primary goal of a court determining child support is to meet the needs of the children involved. To do that, they often look at factors including the income and earning potential of each parent, how much time each parent spends with their kids, spousal support and child support for other children.
How Long Does The Divorce Process Take In Ohio?
Many factors contribute to the length of a divorce. If the spouses do not have children, a divorce typically takes between six and 12 months; if they do have children, a divorce can take as long as two years.
What Are The Consequences Of Violating A Custody Agreement?
The number of prior violations and the nature of the violation can impact the severity of consequences. Typical consequences for a custody violation can result in fines or jail time.
Working For Your Peace Of Mind
If you need assistance with any type of family law case, you can depend upon our vast knowledge in the area of family law and our experience as trial lawyers and mediators.
We can help provide the peace of mind that you and your family need. If you retain our law firm, we can concentrate on your legal matters while you focus your resources, time and energy on the things that matter most: protecting your children and your interests. We know that issues such as divorce and child custody require a very delicate balance, so we make every effort to go the extra mile for your family by handling your documents, court orders, modifications or other issues efficiently.