Canton Divorce Attorney
Ohio Property Division Lawyer
Ohio is a no-fault divorce state. This means that you do not have to prove that your spouse did something wrong to file for divorce. Occasionally, clients ask me if they should hire a private investigator to follow their spouse around and collect evidence of infidelity and other bad behavior. I tell my clients that they can, but it will not have much influence on the outcome of their divorce case. If parties agree to go their separate ways prior to filing a divorce complaint, they can obtain a dissolution of their marriage.
I'm Michael Boske, a divorce attorney in Canton, Ohio. I have 15 years of experience guiding my clients through the divorce process and helping them achieve a favorable outcome. Call my law firm at 330-455-6400 to arrange your consultation with me.
A Divorce Lawyer Seeking the Best Possible Outcome for You
Divorce affects almost every aspect of your life. As your attorney, I can seek the best possible resolution for the following:
- Property division (also known as equitable division) of assets such as homes, bank accounts, debts, pension plans and 401(k) accounts
- Spousal support or alimony
- Child custody and visitation agreements
- Child support payments
Ohio is an "equitable division" state when it comes to dividing marital assets and debts. However, equitable division does not necessarily mean equal division. Courts can divide property equally based on the contributions, financial and otherwise, that each party made to the marital estate. Spousal support or alimony may be awarded in long-term marriages when there is a significant difference in income between the parties.
In any divorce case, it's important to be familiar with the judge and the other party's attorney so you can know what to expect going into your divorce. Sometimes, you need to be aggressive to get the settlement you want.
I have extensive experience with family courts in Northeastern Ohio. I clerked for a family court judge in Stark County in law school, and divorce was one of my first areas of focus when I opened my law office some 15 years ago.
For an initial consultation about your divorce case, contact lawyer Michael Boske in Canton, Ohio.