When parents are incapable or unwilling to provide ongoing care for a child, a grandparent or other relative will often step in. It’s important that these caregivers file in court to establish their legal authority to make medical, educational and other decisions for minor children. Oftentimes, a grandparent will have provided years of care for a child only to find out they have no legal right to make decisions for that child. It is important to establish custody rights to a child who is not residing with the parents. (more…)
Negotiation or Litigation
At Michelle M. Maciorowski Law, LLC, we understand that divorce and dissolution have an emotional cost as well as a financial one. We will work on negotiating the best possible resolution for our clients, and still be prepared to take the matter to trial if negotiation fails.
Ohio Revised Code Section 3105.18 governs the award of spousal support, formerly known as alimony, in the state of Ohio. Spousal support is awarded from the higher earning spouse to the lower earning spouse. When making a spousal support award, the court considers income, earning ability, age, physical, mental and emotional condition, education of one party, duration of the marriage and many other factors. (more…)
Divorce and the Military
At Maciorowski Law, LLC, we have a clear and thorough understanding of the additional complexity of divorcing military members. Determining custody and parenting time when one spouse is overseas on active duty can be complex. We will work with our clients to create orders in the best interest of the children. (more…)
High Net Worth and Divorce
Many times, when parties have a high net worth, it’s not possible to simply divide each asset equally. Our office can help you understand the difference between an equal division of assets and an equitable division of assets, ensuring that our clients have all the necessary information before engaging in settlement negotiations. (more…)