Family Law in Athens
Divorce & Dissolution
Susan Gwinn has represented thousands of individuals in domestic relations matters. Ending a marriage can be a very emotional time and you need an experienced domestic attorney to help you resolve custody issues, property and debt division, child support, and spousal support. In cases where children are involved, important issues about their security and well-being should be handled by an experienced domestic relations attorney.
It is important in any domestic matter to understand what you are entitled to and Susan Gwinn will help you look out for your best interests and the best interests of your children.
Let an experienced professional guide you in the most important decisions you may have to ever make. Susan Gwinn has litigated domestic relations matters all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court. Susan is licensed to practice law in the U.S. Federal Court, the Ohio Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.
Are you considering filing for divorce? Have you been served with divorce papers? Are you searching for a fair child custody arrangement? Or looking for an equitable property division? Have an agreement but need help making it a court order? Want to adopt your stepchildren? Someone has filed a civil protection order against you and need help or need to file a civil protection order? We have the resources and tools to get these things done.
Susan Gwinn has been representing people in various counties in Southern Ohio for over three decades in matters such as:
- Child Custody, Visitation & Support
- Modification of Custody, Visitation and Support
- Property Division
- Retirement Valuation
- Civil Protection Orders
- Prenuptial Agreements
Susan Gwinn and her staff will provide the highest standard of care for your domestic matter. From your first phone call all the way to the final outcome of your case, we listen, act, and support you. Simply put, she strives to get the job done for you in a manner that ensures the best result possible.
Let an experienced professional guide you in the most important decisions you may ever have to make. Susan Gwinn has litigated complicated domestic relations matter in the local and appellate courts and has even taken cases to the Ohio Supreme Court. Susan is licensed to practice law in the U.S. Federal Court, the Ohio Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.
Child custody may be an issue in a divorce action or after a divorce or dissolution has been granted in domestic relations courts. But if the parents are not married, custody issues must be litigated in Juvenile court. While the Courts have a duty to protect the best interests of a child, the parents have certain rights that also need to be protected. Issues such as paternity, custody, parenting time (visitation), child support, relocation, etc. can be complex and require the services of an experienced family law attorney to navigate the process and protect your rights.
Parties may also agree on sole custody or shared parenting, even if the case is in Juvenile court. But many times parents cannot agree and the decision must be made by the Domestic Relations Court or Juvenile Court. Each child custody case is different and can be very tricky if not approached professionally. Ohio courts set standard visitation/parenting guidelines as a starting point, but many times there are factors that have to be considered and the Courts must decide custody and visitation based on the individual case. Therefore, it is in your best interests to seek the advice of a family law professional. Susan Gwinn Law Firm will be by your side to ensure your case is handled in a just manner.