Family Law

Family Law

Family law is one of the most difficult areas of practice, simply due to the emotional nature of each case and situation. We understand, no one wants to face legal intervention as it relates to family conflicts. Our compassionate and empathetic attorneys will take the time necessary to fully understand your situation. We will work with you to provide the best legal strategy that aligns with your goals and best interests.
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Alimony/ Spousal Support

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Asset and Debt Division

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Child Support

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Divorce and Dissolution

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Parentage and Child Custody

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Parenting Time

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Protective Orders

The legal process to achieve an adoption can be confusing, time-consuming, and disheartening. We are experienced in helping people navigate the laws and court systems so that they can adopt their child with minimum hassle.

Have you spent years maintaining a household and raising your children, only to be told that your work isn’t “work”? Did you give up a career to help support your growing family and now you’re wondering what to do now that you’re on your own?
Divorce law in Ohio calls for an equitable division of the household income. We can help you receive the support you need to see you through reentering the work force after your divorce.​

Ohio divorce law is based on the concept of equity: the courts presume that everything will be split equally – 50/50 – and the parties must have justification for any adjustment up or down to that percentage split.
When you are facing the prospect of taking on more debt than you can handle or of losing assets that you always thought were yours- you need experienced legal counsel.

Ohio law recognizes the need for a child to receive proper support and resources during their childhood. Whether you need someone to fight to establish a child support order, modify that order, or to enforce it against non-payment, we have the litigation experience you need.
While the hope of everyone in a divorce or custody case is that the order will work for both parties and everyone follows the final order, that is not always how events will play out. When a party fails to comply with a part or all of a court’s order, the other party must file a motion for contempt in order to enforce the order.
When a marriage comes to an end, some of the bigger questions are “who gets what?” and “what happens to the kids?” Whether you need a litigator to fight for you in your contested divorce, or a thoughtful legal mind to help you finalize your settled dissolution, we have the expertise you need. We can help you handle the difficult process of picking up the pieces while you focus on caring for your family.

You have a fundamental right to be a parent to your children.
Whether you are getting a divorce, or have split up with your significant other, the question of who has the legal right of custody over your children is one of the most important issues you and your children will ever face. You won’t back down from this fight, and neither will we. Schedule a meeting to find out how we can help you protect your right to raise your children.​

If you are being unfairly deprived of the time you deserve with your children, that’s something you can never get back later in life. The law protects a parent’s right to have time with their child. Meet with us to find out how to protect that right.
It is difficult and dangerous to be a position where you are being threatened, abused, or hurt by someone else, especially when it is a person that you know. It is important to protect yourself in these situations. If you or your child are being threatened or harmed by someone you can ask the court to issue a protection order.
“Don’t let fear and anxiety control decisions that can affect your future.”
– Darren L. Meade
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Attorney Darren L. Meade

With over 25 years of experience and hundreds of trials in criminal litigation, Darren will be able to fight for your freedom. Don’t let fear and anxiety prevent you from making smart decisions about your future. The Meade Law Group can provide defenses for: