Divorce, Dissolution, and Legal Separation

The end of a marriage can be a difficult time for all involved.  The goal of utilizing a family law attorney is to receive the professional knowledge and expertise you need to navigate the process in order to achieve the most favorable outcome for you and your family.  The level of assistance, as well as the overall cost, will depend upon your individual circumstance. Parenting/custody and financial security are two of the main concerns at the end of a marriage.


Attorney Morris will take the time to get to know you, learn about your family, your financial situation, and your goals in order to educate and advise you of the best, as well as the least financially and emotionally disruptive, option.  




Child Custody & Child Support

It is an unfortunate fact that when relationships end, children are affected.  Children deserve the best emotional and financial support and care available to them.  Ensuring that they receive this support and care includes deciding who will be the custodial parent or guardian of the minor child or children.  Minimizing disruption to their lives is of utmost concern, as is ensuring that those responsible for their care provide and/or receive adequate financial support. 


With respect to child custody, many people opt for shared parenting.  Others may choose to designate one custodial and one non-custodial parent or guardian.  Custodial relationships can be complex and in some cases legally mandated visitation may even be granted for grandparents.


If you need help negotiating or renegotiating a custody or support agreement for your child(ren), Attorney Morris will fight to secure your rights and ensure that your child(ren) receive the support they need to thrive.  




Bankruptcy

With living in debt the norm these days, it can be hard to see, and even more difficult to admit, when we have gotten in over our heads financially.  When your debts exceed your assets, and/or your ability to pay has been compromised by unemployment, illness, or divorce, bankruptcy can be the opportunity for a fresh start.  

The two most frequently used forms of bankruptcy are Chapter 7, which eliminates all debts, and Chapter 13, which is a reorganization of your debt, allowing you to pay it over the course of 3 to 5 years.  The first step is to determine for which you qualify. You will then need to decide which option is best for you based on your current financial situation, including assets you may want to keep, as well as your long-term goals.  Many people are concerned that they earn too much for Chapter 7 or that they will lose their home.


Attorney Morris will take the time to review your financial information, answer all of your questions and concerns, and help you determine the best option given your situation and needs.




Probate and Wills

Planning for the distribution of your assets after death is something that many people put off, thinking that they have plenty of time, or simply because the topic is uncomfortable.  The truth is that tomorrow is not promised to anyone, and the best thing you can do for your loved ones is to make your wishes known via a Last Will and Testament, well before it becomes necessary. Without a Will, distribution of your  estate will be determined by state law and those you care about who are not immediate family, including unmarried partners and friends, will not be included. Additionally, a Will allows a guardian to be named for the future care of minor children should both parents become deceased.   

Attorney Morris will meet with you to discuss your assets and intentions for the care of minor children as well as actions you can take now to limit or avoid probate.  





Personal Injury

In the state of Ohio, people are injured every day in car, truck, motorcycle or other accidents through no fault of their own.  Injuries that result can range from a minor inconvenience to one that permanently alters your life. It’s important to have an attorney who understands the ins and outs of personal injury law who will fight for the compensation you deserve, whether that requires negotiating with the insurance company or taking the matter to trial.


Attorney Morris has represented the victims of accidents in Mahoning, Trumbull and surrounding counties.  She has the experience to aggressively represent your interests, whether you have been the victim of an accident yourself or have lost a loved one due to an accident.





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