Families change and you often need a court’s approval to properly document those changes. Whether agreed, mediated, or contested, Seif & McNamee has the experience and skill to resolve family law problems. We offer a broad range of solutions and often make creative suggestions to reach your goals, while protecting your rights and guiding you through the process.
When a marriage ends, the parties must untangle their lives, which in addition to emotions, often include property and assets, debts, and children. There are a number of legal avenues that can be pursued including legal separation, annulment, dissolution, and divorce. We offer a comprehensive approach and to support you through the process of terminating your marriage.
Parents want to protect and advance the best interest and well-being of their children. Often though, parents and family members disagree on the best way to accomplish this. Complex relationships, contrasting personalities, and varied parenting styles can get in the way. We have the experience to help you identify options and protect your rights in achieving the best arrangement for your child. Whether you have new issues regarding parenting, custody or visitation, or if you have had a long history of parenting conflict, we can provide the legal representation you need to advance and protect the best interest of your family.
Ohio law makes the support of children by their parents a paramount responsibility. While the basic obligation of the parents is based on their financial circumstances, the needs of the children can often be met using creative solutions. An experienced attorney at our firm can help you implement a plan that will ensure your child can thrive.
When a marriage terminates, there are often resource issues that come up other than child support. Alimony or other maintenance for a marriage partner or child can be complex issues that involve ensuring future needs are met. We can help you prepare and develop a strategy for protecting your family’s resources during times of family conflict.
Step-Parent Adoption, Grandparent Rights, and Registration of Foreign Orders
Blended families are common, and the rights of step-parents, grandparents, and adoptive parents often need to be recognized by a court in order to ensure the financial, educational, physical and emotional needs of children. We can assist you in having the courts recognize your relationship and rights involving children in your life.