Trusted, Compassionate Advocacy In Family Law Matters
Any type of legal issue that involves your family can be difficult to navigate. Many factors can contribute to the complexity of the case. You need the help of an attorney who can make the process as stress-free as possible.
With office locations in Columbus and Mechanicsburg, we at Jeckering & Associates, LLC, work closely with each and every client. Family law matters are often emotional, and we pride ourselves on the compassion we have for our clients.
Comprehensive Family Law Representation
In Ohio, a couple can end a marriage in two ways:
Dissolution: occurs when both parties agree that the marriage should be terminated and come to an agreement on all of the material issues without asking for a court to decide.
Divorce: both parties cannot come to a full agreement on all of the material issues and a court must then decide the issues for them.
Our firm can help you throughout either of these options. We confidently handle any types of family law issues you may face, such as:
- High-asset division: The higher the number of assets a couple has, the more complex the division process becomes. Homes, vacation homes, personal property (such as cars and jewelry), foreign and offshore accounts, businesses, employee benefits, retirement accounts, 401(k)s and more are subject to division.
- Spousal support: Though spousal support (sometimes called alimony or spousal maintenance) is not granted in every case, the court will look at factors such as ages of the parties, length of the marriage, the income of the parties and more to determine if support payments are warranted.
- Child custody, parenting plans and visitation rights: It is important to keep the best interests of the child in mind when determining sole or joint physical and legal custody, what the parenting plan will look like and how much time a parent will have for visitation.
- Child support: While child support is determined by state-set guidelines, we can discuss how the amount is calculated and what that will mean for you and your child.
- Modifications: Any changes to an established family court order, such as to the divorce decree, a child custody order or child support order, must be considered and approved by the court.
We support you throughout the process and will make sure you are set up for future success, whether that means revising your estate plan after a divorce or helping you develop a detailed parenting plan.
Structuring Solutions That Look To The Future
When dealing with a divorce or another family law issue, it is very easy to get caught up in thinking, “how does this affect me now?” The short-term impact of any decisions definitely needs to be considered. However, our firm does not just look at the here and now. We take the time to help you understand how divorce and family law decisions will impact you in the long term as well, and we incorporate this view when resolving your case. All options, including civil litigation, are on the table when your best interests are at stake.