A Steady Guide Through Difficult Family Law Matters
Family law matters, such as divorce and custody are emotionally difficult and legally complicated. Whether you face a no-fault dissolution without children, a complicated division of property or a complex custody dispute, a strong legal advisor will guide you through the process while protecting your interests.
The attorneys at Conrad/Wood Law have over 40 years of combined legal experience. We help clients throughout the Fairfield, Perry, Hocking, Athens and surrounding counties with a wide range of domestic and family law cases. We understand how difficult these issues can be and we are here to take on the legal burden of your case so you can focus on your future.
Protecting Your Relationship With Your Child
For many divorcing parents, the impact the separation has on their children is their biggest concern, followed closely by the impact it will have on their own relationship with their children. At Conrad/Wood Law, we understand that these matters are your top priority and will aggressively defend your relationship with your child. We have extensive experience helping parents with child custody and support issues such as:
- Motions for legal custody
- Establishment of paternity
- Reallocation of parental rights and responsibilities
- Child support orders
- Shared parenting plans
In some cases, both parties are able to reach an agreement regarding what will work best for them and their children. In other cases, the parties must bring the matter before a judge, who will base their decision on the best interest of the child. Contact us to find out how we can help you reach a resolution that works for you and your children.
Modifications Of Child Support And Custody Orders
Ohio law recognizes that circumstances change for families over time. For that reason, orders regarding children are never truly final. Courts will consider modification of child custody or child support orders in certain situations.
In order to modify a custody order, you must show that there has been a substantial change in circumstances. Examples may include:
- One parent plans to relocate to another city
- A parent has had a major financial change
- Evidence of abuse or substance abuse
- A parent faces criminal charges
The court will review the request according to the same standard as the original order: the best interest of the child.
Many child support orders require a periodic review but can be reviewed more often if needed. A parent may request modifications of a child support order in certain circumstances where they have had a financial change in circumstances.