Medina County family law attorney

Family Law

Daniel F. Gigiano Co., L.P.A. has the experience to handle your Family Law needs. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Dissolution
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile –Abuse, Neglect & Dependency
  • Juvenile –Paternity, Child Custody, Child Support
  • Changes in Child Custody & Spousal Support
  • Post-decree Contempt Actions
When it comes to time with your children, the right amount of support, or getting your property, there is no substitute for the experience and aggressiveness Attorney Gigiano delivers.  Attorney Gigiano has practiced family law since 2000 and has helped numerous Ohio parents fight for their rights and get the justice they deserved.  Attorney Gigiano has successfully gotten parents substantially more support than the administrative agency (CSEA) had granted; has foiled opposing parents' efforts to revive unfinished support applications; gotten people custody of the child even after a court granted permanent custody to children services; and limited abusive and inappropriate parents to supervised visitation with the children.

Custody and Parenting Time

Ohio courts generally favor shared parenting.  The court allocates the parental rights and responsibilities between the parties based on a number of the best interests of the children who are not yet age 18 or have not graduated from high school.  However, if no shared parenting plan is submitted or if shared parenting is not in the best interests of the children, the court will name one of the parents as the children’s residential parent and legal custodian. More on Custody and Parenting Time...        

Child Custody & Support

Child Support

The amount of child support is determined under Ohio’s child support guidelines, based on the number of children and the parent’s income, along with a number of other factors.  Child support is paid to the child support enforcement agency, usually by wage withholding.      

Spousal Support

Ohio uses the term spousal support, instead of alimony or maintenance.  Spousal support is awarded to help sustain a spouse during the pending divorce action or as a part of the final decree.  Some of these factors courts consider are the ages, earning ability and health of the parties, the length of the marriage, and the standard of living during the marriage.  More on Child Custody & Support...


While a dissolution starts with an agreement, a divorce is filed due to differences between the parties on one or more of the major issues, which include property division, spousal support and matters regarding the children. Once a divorce is filed, the court will usually issue temporary orders. Such temporary orders generally consist of restraining orders, allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, and child and/or spousal support. More on Divorce...      


A dissolution of marriage is an action where the parties enter into an agreement to terminate their marriage. Neither party has to prove grounds to end a marriage by dissolution. This action is only started after the husband and wife have signed a separation agreement regarding all property, spousal support and any child-related issues. After jointly filing a Petition for Dissolution, a hearing will be scheduled by the court no less than 30 days but no longer than 90 days after the date of filing. At the hearing, the court will review the separation agreement, ask about the assets and liabilities and any parenting issues, and determine whether the parties understand and are satisfied with the settlement. If the court is satisfied that the agreement is fair, the parties agree and desire to end their marriage, the court will grant a dissolution and make the separation agreement an order of the court. More on Dissolution...