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Domestic Relations Law

Troy Family Lawyers

Serving Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, and Shelby Counties

When people need family law services, they are going through a stressful situation. With so much already on their plate, what people in these circumstances need most is to know that their lawyer is experienced, diligent, and backed by a well-trained staff that can give them personalized attention —  that’s what we offer at Lopez, Severt & Pratt. 

Call (937) 400-3170 or contact us online to set up a consultation.

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     Guardianships & Adoption

    Parents want to be sure that their kids will be well taken care of if something happens. Beyond material needs, parents want to know that their children will be raised with the values that the parents would have instilled had they been able. To that end, parents may have someone in mind they want to serve as a guardian. 

    Our Troy family lawyers can help parents make their wishes legally binding and prevent their kids from either going into the system or to a relative that they would prefer not to be the one in charge. 

    We can provide further legal assistance to those who are wanting to step up and provide a home for children in need. Sometimes, that can be a guardianship, wherein a grandparent or other close relative adopts the child. In other cases, it may involve going through the adoption system. 

    Adoption is a long process, and while it brings joy to families and adds great benefits to society, there’s no shortage of stress to manage and legal hurdles to jump through. Lopez, Severt & Pratt Co has the experience necessary to guide people, and our personalized 24/7 access can be a relief for potential guardians and adoptive parents. 

    Call Lopez, Severt & Pratt Co at (937) 400-3170 or fill out our online contact form to arrange for a consultation.

    Serving Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, and Shelby Counties

    When couples go through a divorce, they have to see their entire lives put on the negotiating table or in front of a family law judge. The division of property has to be settled. Everything from simple items, like heirlooms and furniture, to more complex assets, like stock portfolios, have to be divided and shared. The house will either go to one spouse or be sold. 

    Couples who have children must work out difficult issues, from custody and support to visitation. A Troy family law attorney, one who has the benefit of having been through numerous cases like this, can be an invaluable advocate.

    Even after a divorcing couple reaches an agreement, things can change. For example, the loss of a job can impact spousal support agreements and remarriage and/or having more children can affect how much child support is owed. The courts are flexible and understand that life changes often necessitate a modification to the original settlement agreement. However, it’s imperative that couples not act on their own in changing the terms. We can help you through the legal process of modifying a support order or settlement agreement.

    Marital Agreements

    Couples may choose to work out property division issues in advance of getting married, or even after a marriage. Lopez, Severt & Pratt Co can draw up pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreements that can protect a spouse’s financial interests in the event of a divorce. 

    Family Law for Unmarried Couples

    Couples who are not married have their own needs for legal counsel, starting with issues of access to, and support, of children in the event of a split. A spouse may be in need of child support, or a father may need to prove paternity so he can see his child and gain other legal rights of parentage. The couple may share property that has to be split up. Lopez, Severt & Pratt Co can help. 

    Domestic Violence

    If you are the victim of domestic violence, call The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for immediate help. 

    Once you are safe, it’s time to get legal help. This may be in the form of a restraining order. If children are involved, there are steps to take that can limit, if not outright eliminate, the time an abusive parent spends in their presence. We can assist with legal processes for your safety and the safety of your children. 

    A Downtown Firm with a Hometown Advantage

    At Lopez, Severt & Pratt Co, our lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience. We have a knowledgeable team of paralegals and legal staff. This enables us to give clients the kind of legal guidance that a downtown firm offers, but with the personalized attention that people expect from a hometown law firm. 

    Call (937) 400-3170 or contact us online to set up a consultation.

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