Family Law

When legal concerns affect your family, you want to be sure your rights and your loved ones are protected. You want to explore all your options and come up with a plan that works for everyone involved. At the Warren, Boardman and Sebring law offices of Turner, May & Shepherd, we understand that you and your family are going through a difficult time. From divorce proceedings to child support enforcement, we will be there for you every step of the way.

Compassionate Family Law Representation in Trumbull, Mahoning and Other Ohio Counties
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If you are going through a divorce (dissolution of marriage), you may feel overwhelmed by the legal concerns in this time of distress. Because we understand that it is hard enough to deal with the emotional aspects of a divorce, our lawyers will guide you through the divorce process and handle all of your legal concerns:

  • Property division: Simple to complex asset & liability division; we will seek or contest a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) to divide retirement benefits, when appropriate.
  • Spousal support/alimony: Initial determination, modification, enforcement and contempt.
  • Child support: We will ensure all relevant income is accounted for in the support order and can seek deviation from the guidelines when appropriate.
  • Child custody: Out of state and interstate custody; parent, stepparent, grandparent and third-party custody.

Separation Agreements

Ohio is not a no-fault divorce state and requires married couples to file a separation agreement for at least thirty days prior to their divorce. We will draft and file your separation agreement.

When your divorce involves domestic violence concerns, we help you protect the people you love. Do not hesitate to call to discuss how to obtain an Order of Protection or other restraining order.

At Shepherd, May, & Turner, we understand that different families face different challenges. It is our goal to help you meet the challenges of today and plan for the future, no matter what family law concerns you may have:

  • Child support enforcement and modification: If your financial situation has changed, your support and custody plan should reflect that. If your co-parent is not making their payments, we can help you pursue support legally.
  • Paternity: Our first goal is to help you get answers. Once you understand your situation, we will help you plan for whatever future lies ahead.
  • Cohabitation agreements: We help couples draft and file cohabitation agreements to preserve your understanding about future ownership of assets.
  • Prenuptial agreements: By signing a prenuptial agreement, you can protect your finances and set fair expectations.
  • Adoption: In Ohio, all matters of adoption are settled in probate court. We can help you through the entire process.
  • Guardianship: Establishing a guardianship is also a matter handled in the Ohio probate court. We can help your family create a guardianship to provide care of a loved one’s estate.

Contact Us

With offices in Warren, Boardman and Sebring, our attorneys are available weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., from Monday to Friday. We offer additional hours by appointment. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation regarding your family law concerns.