Dayton's Premiere Family Law Attorneys
Dedicated Assistance with Divorce and Child Custody
At Gounaris Abboud, LPA, we are an experienced Dayton, Ohio divorce and
family law firm that zealously represents its clients in all family law
matters. Whether you have a divorce, dissolution, child custody or child
support matter, our Dayton family lawyers can be by your side through
every step of the process.
Our experienced family law team understands the difficulty and sensitivity
of a family related issue and is prepared to do whatever it takes to guide
their clients to a reasonable resolution in any family law matter. We
understand that your family is likely the most important element of your
life, which is why we are willing to fight for the best possible result.
Schedule a free case evaluation today by calling (937) 660-8429 today!
Our results-driven firm is ready to fight for you!
Our legal team at Gounaris Abboud, LPA is a dedicated, caring and a result
proven legal firm that takes pride in being Dayton, Ohio's Premiere
family law attorneys. Our attorneys are no strangers in the courtroom, with
more than five decades of combined legal experience, we can litigate every matter to ensure that we take every necessary measure
to obtain the maximum result desired on behalf of our clients.
In all areas of family law, we handle our clients' cases with the utmost
confidence and fight for the best possible results. Our goal is to make
sure that our client's rights are protected in every phase of the
process. We also understand that this is an emotional time and we consider
this for every client that we represent.
Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law
Protecting the rights of our clients during their difficult family law
cases is the passion of our firm. To effectively accomplish this goal,
we need to answer their questions to ensure that they are confident in
the process. Below, we have answered a few preliminary frequently asked
questions as a starting point. Throughout your legal journey, please do
not hesitate to reach out to us for the answers and guidance you need.
How to Decide Between a Divorce and Dissolution?
Before you speak with a family law attorney in Dayton, Ohio you need to
decide whether you want a divorce or dissolution. If you and your spouse
are having marital differences and decide to terminate your marriage,
then there are two ways to accomplish this.
If all parties agree to the terms of the separation, you can hire one of
our experienced Dayton dissolution attorneys to prepare all the necessary
documents, including a petition for dissolution that will be filed with
the clerk in the appropriate county. Within 30 days of filing your petition,
you will receive a court date to finalize your petition for dissolution
in front of a judge. This is the easiest and fasted way to dissolve your
marriage. Several issues, both procedurally and substantive, will need
to be discussed. Our firm is more than happy to discuss these issues with you!
In the case that the parties are not in agreement, one party usually files
a complaint for divorce through an experienced divorce attorney like one
at Gounaris Abboud, LPA. Once a complaint for divorce is filed, the opposing
party has 28 days to file an answer. The divorce process, pending any
possible settlement between the parties, could take several months to
resolve. If the parties do not come to terms of the divorce, then a trial
is held before a domestic relations judge to resolve any disputed issues
between the parties. As with dissolution, there are many procedural and
substantive issues that you'll need to discuss with us.
The best way to decide if a dissolution or divorce is right for you is
to contact the Ohio family and divorce law firm office of Gounaris Abboud,
LPA, to speak with an experienced divorce and dissolution attorney.
My spouse obtained a divorce without my presence and now has custody of
my child. Is there anything I can do?
In a divorce proceeding, if a complaint for divorce is filed and service
is obtained, the opposing party has 28 days to answer the complaint. If
the opposing party does not answer, the court will set the matter for
a non-contested divorce. In a non-contested divorce, the court will usually
grant all that is requested to the party seeking the divorce. In this
case, the opposing party can file a Motion to Vacate the Judgment, under
Ohio Civil Rule 60 (B) asking the court to vacate the judgment and reopen
the matter. This is, however, a drastic step and one that we recommend
involves an experienced attorney.
If this has happened to you, then you need to contact the experienced family
law attorneys and lawyers of Gounaris Abboud, LPA to seek an immediate
consultation to determine if your case is eligible to be reopened.
How do I get started with my family law case?
If you are in need for a family law attorney, call Gounaris Abboud, LPA for your
free consultation. Remember, time is of the essence in all family law matters. Do not face
a family law matter without knowing your rights.
Our attorneys are licensed to practice in the State of Ohio and concentrate
their family law practice in the following Ohio counties: Montgomery,
Greene, Miami, Warren, Butler, Preble, Darke, Logan, Clinton, Shelby,
Champaign, Clark, Clermont and Hamilton, Ohio.
Contact our Dayton family lawyers for your free case analysis at (937) 660-8429.