Protecting the Best Interests of Your Children

We understand that as a parent, you have no greater priority than protecting the best interests of your children. Sometimes, determining what is in their best interests is complicated, leading to complex disputes.

At Smith, Illner & Gemelas Co. LPA, our lawyers know these issues are difficult, which is why we provide experienced legal guidance and support through both guardian ad litem services and parenting coordinator services. Attorney Mike Illner is certified as a parenting coordinator and guardian ad litem in Lorain County.

Our ultimate goal is to protect the well-being of the minor child involved. By acting as a guardian ad litem, we seek to shield children from unnecessary duress and pursue results that allow the child to have a stable and secure future. Through our parenting coordinator services, we help Ohio families reach workable resolutions that are sustainable long into the future.

Specific Legal Services for Specific Legal Needs

A guardian ad litem is a person appointed by the court to act in the best interests of a minor child. This appointment usually takes place when there are significant disputes between parents. As a guardian ad litem, our role is to act on behalf of the child, learning the facts of the case and taking certain steps to identify what is most appropriate and beneficial for the child before making a recommendation to the court.

A parenting coordinator helps disputing parents solve issues and avoid litigation over issues pertaining to child custody and visitation orders. When you turn to our law firm for parenting coordinator serves, we will mediate between parties to come to a timely resolution, often immediately. This decision remains effective unless a court overturns it, helping you avoid the stress and cost of continued litigation.

Straightforward Counsel for Complex Family Law Concerns

Any threat to your role as a parent is serious, and we understand how important it is to maintain a strong relationship with your kids after divorce or separation. If you are facing concerns over your parenting time or other issues regarding custody or visitation, one of our lawyers can help.

We offer free initial evaluations of your case, and your consultation will be completely confidential. Contact our Elyria law office at 440-328-4574 or email us to schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers.