Practice Areas

Family Law

A Thoughtful, Caring Approach to Ohio Domestic Relations and Family Law Clarke Law is a domestic relations and family law firm that focuses on divorce and dissolution of marriage, child custody and child support, and post-divorce issues like modifica… Read More

Divorce and Dissolution

Stability, Security, and Hope During Divorce or Dissolution of Marriage Ending a marriage is one of the most stressful decisions a person can make. There are questions about spousal support, child support, property division, and how to get a divorce,… Read More

Children / Child Custody / Child Support

Help and Hope for Divorcing Parents Divorce is difficult enough. When children are involved, working through issues of child custody and child support can make it even harder. In an ideal world, parents will agree on child custody and child support a… Read More

Grandparents' Rights

As a grandparent, you may wish to maintain a strong relationship with your grandchildren. But what happens when circumstances make maintaining that relationship difficult? Fortunately, the Supreme Court of Ohio has recognized that grandparents may at… Read More

Post-Divorce (Child Support and Custody Modifications)

After a divorce or dissolution of marriage is finalized, one or both parents may wish to seek modifications to child support, child custody, or visitation orders. When the parents have an amicable relationship, post-decree modifications can be made w… Read More

What to Expect

At Clarke Law, we know that our clients come to us when they are at their most vulnerable, often facing some of the most difficult and stressful events of their entire lifetimes. That is why we take pride in our caring, thoughtful approach to domesti… Read More

Commercial Law

Today’s business market is competitive. But when competition goes too far and you need to protect your rights, the business attorneys at Clarke Law are here to help. We represent businesses of all sizes in all types of commercial litigation. Our at… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to hire a divorce attorney?

If you are considering divorce, or if your spouse has already filed, you need an experienced family law attorney on your side who will answer your questions, make a plan to help see you through, and fight to protect the future for you and your children. Divorce and dissolution of marriage can be overwhelming. Here, we answer questions about divorce and dissolution, property division, and child and spousal support. We understand that each case is unique, and we will answer these questions and more during your initial consultation.

What is the cost of hiring an attorney for my divorce?

There are many factors that determine the fee for divorce services, as each case is unique. To best understand your case and provide you with an initial estimate of services, we offer a free consultation to discuss your case. This meeting typically lasts about an hour during which we will listen as you tell us about your current situation, the reasons for the divorce, and share your concerns. We will answer your questions and make a plan for how to successfully get through the divorce.

How long does an average divorce take in Ohio?

A divorce in Ohio can take up to 18 months depending on the issues you are facing. We will identify these issues and provide reasonable timing expectations during the initial consultation.

When can I file for divorce?

Ohio law requires that you have been a resident of the state for at least six months before you can file for divorce.

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