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Lorain County Divorce Attorneys: Divorce, Dissolution, and Legal Separation

Lorain County Divorce Lawyers

At Dooley Gembala, our commitment to providing superior legal service in the area of marriage termination is unparalleled. Our attorneys are highly experienced in all aspects of divorce, dissolution, and legal separation – including property division, alimony/spousal maintenance, parenting plans/child custody agreements, child support calculations and enforcement.

We understand that the end of a marriage is an emotionally and financially draining process, so we strive to provide our clients with compassionate and effective outcomes from a skilled advocate in the field.

Ohio based, allowing us to provide comprehensive legal advice tailored to each case's needs. We address all relevant issues associated with the termination of your marriage, including asset division and debt distribution.

We are committed to achieving the best possible results for our clients while remaining cognizant of their emotional needs throughout the entire process. Our attorneys provide clear guidance and effective representation, offering options and resources that help you make informed decisions about your future.

Does the firm represent those outside of Lorain County as well?

Yes they do!


Going through a divorce is never easy, but when it comes to a contested divorce, the process becomes even more complicated. A contested divorce case starts with the filing of a complaint by one spouse and can end either in settlement or trial. In any case, the court must determine the fair and equitable division of marital assets and debts, spousal support if applicable, and child support and parenting issues, if applicable. It is important to seek the counsel of a knowledgeable family law attorney or divorce lawyer who can guide you through the complicated legal process and protect your rights during this trying time.


When a marriage is no longer working, individuals have the option to pursue a dissolution of the marriage. It is a process in which both parties come to an agreement on all issues or legal matters that would otherwise be determined in a contested divorce. With proper legal assistance, negotiations for the settlement occur early on in the process, making it a more efficient way to end a marriage. Once an agreement is reached, a petition for dissolution is submitted to the court, which includes the parties' agreed-upon terms. A brief hearing takes place and the court terminates the marriage. This process is front-loaded, meaning all negotiations are done initially, leaving no room for future disagreements. Choosing a dissolution of marriage over a traditional divorce can lead to a quicker and less stressful end to your marriage.

Legal Separation

Legal separation is a vital process that can determine various aspects of a marriage, including the division of assets, debts, child custody and child support, parental rights, and more. While the parties involved continue to remain married, a legal separation allows them to live their lives separately.

Couples who opt for legal separation often have unique considerations such as religious beliefs or necessary medical support that prevent them from seeking an outright divorce. In some cases, legal separation can later be converted to a divorce with intervention from the court. Legal separation provides a legally-binding, alternative option for couples who need time to make important decisions about their marriage.

At Dooley Gembala, we are dedicated to guiding clients through the ever-evolving and complex area of marriage termination. Clients trust us to provide informed, compassionate care and skilled representation during this difficult time. If you need legal services in Lorain County, OH, let us help you start a new chapter in your life with confidence and clarity. You can call us at 440-930-4001 or visit our office at 5455 Detroit Road, Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Lorain County Bar Association provide advice on divorce?

Yes, the Lorain County Bar Association offers legal advice and resources to those seeking assistance with divorce or other family law matters. They also offer referrals to experienced attorneys who specialize in this area of law. All of our attorneys are members of the Lorain County Bar Association.

What should I expect during a divorce?

The process of getting a divorce can be complex and stressful for the individuals involved, so it is important to obtain legal advice from a qualified attorney. Generally speaking, you can expect to negotiate issues related to property division, spousal support, and child custody. If an agreement cannot be reached, the matter may be decided in court.

What kind of legal representation should I expect from my divorce attorney?

An experienced divorce attorney will provide you with sound legal advice and clear guidance throughout the process, helping you make informed decisions about your future. Your lawyer will address all issues associated with your marriage termination including asset division, debt distribution, spousal support (if applicable), and child custody/support (if applicable). They are committed to achieving favorable outcomes while keeping you informed throughout every step of the process.

How do I find an experienced divorce attorney in Lorain County?

If you are looking for an experienced divorce attorney in Lorain County, look no further than the lawyers at Dooley Gembala. Our attorneys are highly skilled and experienced in all aspects of family law, including divorce, dissolution, and legal separation. We provide compassionate care to our clients during this difficult time and strive to ensure that you make informed decisions about your future. Contact us today at 440-930-4001 for a consultation, or visit our office at 5455 Detroit Road, Sheffield Village, OH 44054.


Dooley Gembala is among the top-rated law firms in the Lorain County area. From corporate litigation to family disputes, there is a specialized attorney at Dooley Gembala who can tend to your legal needs. With more than 30 practice areas, clients can rest assured that the attorneys at Dooley Gembala have the expertise and experience needed for successful outcomes. Schedule your consultation online here or give us a call at 440-930-4001. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you! We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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