Cleveland Divorce Attorney
Legal Separation Lawyer in Independence
At The Law Offices of LeeDaun C. Williams LLC, our Cleveland divorce and
legal separation lawyer can help you and your spouse end your marriage.
Whether you complete the dissolution proceedings in or out of the courtroom,
you can rely on us to provide skilled and effective legal representation.
Additionally, if you and your spouse would like to legally separate, we
can help you draft the appropriate documents while ensuring your rights
and interests are protected.
Contact our office at
(216) 350-8511 to schedule your complimentary initial consultation.
Is Legal Separation the Right Choice for You?
You may be uncertain about taking the steps necessary to end your marriage.
You may have health, financial, or emotional concerns that make you want
to consider other options. A legal separation will NOT legally end a marriage,
but it can provide you with time to sort things out.
Commonly, separation agreements determine how a couple will:
If a couple is unable to determine any and/or all these considerations,
they may need to present their case before a judge who will make these
determinations for them.
Dissolution & Divorce
If you and your spouse mutually decide to end your marriage and agree on
all the issues surrounding the termination of your marriage, obtaining
dissolution of marriage is most likely the best option for you. In dissolution,
you and your spouse enter into a separation agreement that will become
an order of the court.
If you have children, you will enter an agreement with your spouse about
parenting time and decision making for your children. After reaching an
agreement, you and your spouse can then jointly file for dissolution.
If you cannot reach complete agreement on the issues, dissolution may
not be the right choice for you.
If you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement, you may choose
to file a complaint for divorce. Filing the complaint begins a lawsuit
and the court will set a series of hearings to try to resolve your case
or move forward to a trial. There are many steps to a divorce case and
no attorney can predict the length of time a case will take or the ultimate
cost. There are many unknown factors and issues that can arise during
a case. The main difference between a dissolution and a divorce is that
when filing for a divorce, nothing is agreed upon in advance.
Helping You Choose the Best Path for Your Case
Every relationship breakup presents different issues and challenges. The
time frame and cost of the method you choose often depends on the complexity
of the issues present in your individual case. It is important to seek
the advice of a Cleveland legal separation and divorce attorney.
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