Divorce, custody disputes, and other domestic relations matters are some of the most challenging experiences you can face in life. You shouldn’t have to face them alone. At Marks & Chandler, family law is all we do. For more than 25 years, Rick Marks has dedicated his practice to helping Ohioans navigate family law matters.
Limiting the scope of his practice enables Rick to maintain an exceptional level of knowledge of Ohio family law, but he also understands that your case isn’t just about the law. It’s about you and your family, and how your lives are changing. Family transitions can make life feel uncertain and out of control. By giving you the information you need and providing steady guidance and support, Rick empowers you to make the decisions you face and puts you back in control of your life and your future.
A person who files for a divorce must be a resident of Ohio for six months before filing. In an action for dissolution of a marriage, one of the spouses must reside in the state for six months before filing.Read More
In Ohio, a dissolution petition is an alternative to divorce for ending a marriage. Spouses may file a joint petition for dissolution only if they are in complete agreement on all matters relating to division of property, custody and parenting issues, child support, and spousal support. A settlement agreement specifying… Read More
If the spouses do not agree on any issues involving division of property, custody and parenting matters, child support, or spousal support (alimony), the court makes those decisions for the parties. Property division often includes challenging issues, such as division of retirement accounts or an… Read More
Ohio law establishes the standard of equitable division for marital property in a divorce. Equitable division usually means equal division, with specific exceptions stated in the law. If the court determines that equal division is not equitable, the court has authority to divide property in a manner deemed equitable. The… Read More
The family home is part of the division of property that occurs as part of a divorce case. If keeping the home is important to you, your attorney will work hard to negotiate settlement terms that enable you to stay in your home.Read More