Protecting Your Assets in an Ohio Divorce
When undergoing a divorce or dissolution, it can be imperative that you obtain a favorable settlement or judgment relating to the division of your marital assets. Such a judgment can put you in the best possible position to create a new life for yourself and your children following the end of your marriage.
At Smith, Illner & Gemelas Co. LPA, our Elyria, Ohio, property division attorneys use more than 125 years of experience and a detailed knowledge of Ohio laws to offer comprehensive advice on the proper division of assets during divorce or dissolution proceedings. With your best interests and your future always in mind, we work to help you understand Ohio property division statutes, and we strive to help you pursue the fair and equitable settlement or judgment you seek.
Insightful Property Division Guidance
Our knowledge of Ohio guidelines, combined with our experience in Lorain County-area courtrooms, allows us to offer the insightful advice you need to create realistic goals regarding the division of property and the division of debts.
To help you pursue the most favorable settlement or judgment possible, we offer advice on a wide range of issues, including:
- Division of assets and property equalization
- Division of a business
- Premarital property ownership
- Separate property qualifications
- Joint and separate debt
- Division of pensions and investments
To help you protect assets you brought into the marriage, we will help you trace the ownership history of these items and funds to before the marriage. This step can help you protect any family inheritances, real estate or valuable items purchased before the marriage from unnecessary division.
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The division of property is one of the issues involved in a divorce or dissolution that cannot be modified in the future, meaning that it is important to get the proper settlement or judgment now.
Our experience and insight allows us to offer the detailed guidance you need to make the most effective decisions possible, whether you are able to work with your spouse to negotiate an amicable settlement or require court intervention to resolve your disputes.