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Ohio Family Law Attorneys

Kirkland & Sommers can help you resolve legal issues that may be holding your family back
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or you are experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, Kirkland & Sommers. can help.
We have served families in Dayton, Montgomery County and surrounding counties for more than 40 years, providing legal services in all areas of family law, including:
  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modification and enforcement
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Kirkland & Sommers helps families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. We handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family.
Divorce should not lead to financial crises. Kirkland & Sommers can help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.
Child custody and visitation
We work to protect your parental right to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.
Child support
Kirkland & Sommers can help ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.
  • Understand child support guidelines
  • Negotiate child support through mediation
  • Litigate child support issues
  • Enforce child support orders
  • Modify child support orders

Our attorneys can help you understand the basis and structure of these guidelines and how they apply to you.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, our attorneys can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Through mediation or litigation, we can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
Kirkland & Sommers, L.P.A. is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Ohio to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities. Among the juvenile criminal and non-criminal cases that we have litigated in state and federal courts are those in the areas of:

  • Underage drinking
  • Theft crimes
  • Drug offenses
  • Vandalism
  • Criminal trespass
  • Shoplifting
  • Assault and battery
  • Parental neglect of a minor
  • CHIPS (Children in Need of Protection or Services)
  • At-Risk Youth (ARY)
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Dependencies

Our experience enables us to anticipate how judges, Child Protective Services (CPS) case workers and other attorneys may approach your case.

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and it can often provide more expedient, more predictable results than a trial can. We will help you negotiate the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Kirkland & Sommers expects the unexpected. We draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and which can alleviate some of the stress if you ever divorce.

Put Kirkland & Sommers to work for your family
To make an appointment, contact dedicated Dayton family law attorneys today at 937-223-0697 or contact us online.