From simple, amicable dissolutions to far more complicated divorce matters, we can help you through the process in a way that makes sense for you. Divorce and Dissolution matters typically involve issues of property and debt distribution, alimony/spousal support, child custody, and child support.
The Court will enter property, debt, and alimony/spousal support orders that it determines are fair and equitable to the parties. Decisions regarding child custody, visitation, and child support are always guided by the best interests of the child. It is always best if the parties can agree on these issues. However, if they cannot agree, the Court will decide for them.
Collaborative Law is a voluntary dispute resolution process in which parties resolve their matters without litigation. For that reason, each party must be represented by a lawyer whose representation terminates upon the undertaking of any contested court proceeding.
The parties sign a collaborative participation agreement describing the nature and scope of the matter, voluntarily disclose all information which is relevant and material to the matter that must be decided and agree to use good faith efforts in their negotiations to reach a mutually acceptable settlement.
Collaborative Practice provides you and your spouse with the support and guidance of your own lawyers without going to court.
Modification & Contempt
Unlike in most civil suits, issues related to divorce, paternity, custody, visitation, and child support are fluid and orders may be modified from time to time.
Modifications often are retroactive back to the date the request to modify is filed, and so filing for a modification as soon as a person becomes aware of a changed circumstance is critical.
Unfortunately, both parties don’t always follow the Court’s orders. When parties violate court orders, a contempt action is used to force their compliance and possibly punish them for their actions or inactions.
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process using a neutral third party, the mediator, to facilitate negotiations and try to broker a settlement on pending issues in a party’s case.
The mediation process often creates a more favorable and less expensive outcome than can be reached by taking the issues to trial and allowing a judge to make decisions you’ll have to live with for years to come.
Many counties in Ohio require mediation before a trial date is set in a family law case. The goal of mediation is to promote understanding, reconciliation, and settlement between two people who often are linked by children and who will have continuing contact with each other for the rest of their lives.
A Parenting Coordinator is typically a family law attorney or mental health professional appointed by the Court to help reduce conflict between parents by facilitating agreement, identifying needed resources, and making recommendations to the Court for further action when necessary.
To perform this role, a Parenting Coordinator will have meetings with the parents and, at times, their attorneys, and may coordinate with other professionals involved in the child’s life, such as teachers, doctors, and counselors.
The Parenting Coordinator’s fees are allocated by the court or by agreement, typically based on the same income percentages used to determine child support. However, the court may allocate the fees differently based on the circumstances.
Guardian ad Litem
A Guardian ad Litem (“GAL”) is an attorney appointed by the Court to protect and represent the best interests of a child. A GAL is required to objectively advocate on behalf of the child .
A GAL is also an officer of the Court, meaning that the GAL is charged with the duty of protecting the rights of the child on behalf of the State.
In performing these duties, a GAL will do things such as review documents, interview people who have relationships with the child, present written reports to the Court, and participate in depositions and trials regarding the child’s best interest.
Kyra M. Raimey
Kyra is an experienced family law attorney who truly listens to her clients and brings compassion to her practice. She is dedicated to promoting good co-parenting and reducing unnecessary conflict in family law cases.
Although Kyra believes parties will usually have greater satisfaction with the legal process if they are able to reach agreements, she is an experienced litigator who is always prepared for trial, if necessary.
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Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
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