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Barberton Divorce Attorney

What is a Barberton divorce attorney? A Barberton divorce lawyer provides representation for divorce, dissolution, post-decree motions, paternity complaint, child custody, child support, civil protection orders, and motion to modify parental rights and responsibilities.

Where both parents are Barberton residents, such cases would originate in the Summit County Domestic Relations Court, 205 S. High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308. This article will limit the scope to outlining the basic hearings for  divorces, dissolutions, and paternity cases, but does not set out every possible motion or procedure in such cases.

What Happens In Summit County Divorce Cases? 


A divorce in the Summit Domestic Relations Court starts with the filing of a complaint, accompanied by a number of affidavits, and usually a request for temporary orders.  In true emergencies, Summit County will grant an ex parte or immediate order.  For all other requests, Summit County usually initially sets a temporary orders hearing several weeks out from the filing of the motion for temporary orders.  The hearing consists of oral argument and exhibits submitted by the parties’ attorneys before one of the magistrates.  The magistrate will also ask questions of the attorneys and the parties.  Sometimes, the magistrate announces his or her decision in court.  Regardless of whether the decision is announced verbally, the magistrate issues orders at some point following the hearing.  Independent from the temporary orders procedure, the court issues a discovery order, requiring the exchange of documents, as well as setting a discovery status conference.  At the discovery status conference, the attorneys inform the chief magistrate of the potential issues, which may include spousal support, the need for a guardian ad litem, or separate property, as well as numerous other potential issues The attorneys also discuss the status of the discovery exchange.  At some point after that, a pre-trial is set, usually before one of the judges.  If the matter is not resolved at pre-trial, the matter is set for trial, usually before the same judge that conducted the pre-trial.  While many cases reach a settlement at the pretrial or trial, some proceed to an evidentiary hearing at the final hearing.  The overwhelming majority of the final hearings are heard by one of the judges.

Summit County Dissolution Process


A dissolution in Summit County Domestic Relations Court starts with a petition for dissolution, accompanied by signed agreements and affidavits. The matter is set out for hearing.  Either immediately following the hearing or within a week of the hearing, the parties receive a certified copy of their dissolution decree.  An experienced Barberton divorce attorney can ensure that the terms are set forth properly, avoiding problems in the future, especially with child custody issues.

Summit County Paternity Process


A paternity action in Summit County Domestic Relations Court starts with a paternity complaint. The matter is set for a mediation session, followed by an initial hearing.  Temporary orders are usually set at the initial hearing, as well as a case management schedule scheduling discovery deadlines, a pretrial and/or final hearing.  While many cases reach a settlement at the pretrial or trial, some proceed to an evidentiary hearing at the final hearing.

Summit County Juvenile Court Hears Child Custody Cases


A Barberton divorce attorney also represents individuals in family law matters in Summit County Juvenile Court, 650 Dan Street, Akron, Ohio 44310, or Summit County Probate Court, 209 S. High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308. Such proceedings include child custody cases filed by someone other than the parent of the child, guardianships, and adoptions.

The following are important links for Barberton residents involved in family law cases:


Summit County Domestic Relations Court:

Summit County Juvenile Court:             

Summit County Probate Court:              

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To learn about other nearby divorce and juvenile courts, click on any of the following links: Wadsworth divorce attorney; Doylestown divorce attorney. To read more on family law, click on any of the following links to my other articles related to family law: Can I record my child’s wishes; Child support deviation; Parental rights; Who is entitled to a child’s school records; Notice of intent to relocate; Custody rights of an unmarried mother; Military issues in divorce and child custody. My hard work has resulted in successful results for many of my clients, including the results shown in the case highlights section. This success is reflected in the following links to my reviews and work: Daniel Gigiano reviews; Daniel Gigiano ratings; Daniel Gigiano work; Works of Daniel Gigiano.

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Attorney Gigiano is an experienced Barberton divorce attorney who practices in the Summit County Domestic Relations Court, Summit County Juvenile Court, Summit County Probate Court, Medina County Courts, Wayne County courts, and other nearby county courts. If you have questions about this or other questions you need answered by an experienced Barberton divorce  attorney, please call Attorney Daniel F. Gigiano at 330-336-3330.  Attorney Gigiano’s office is located at 102 Main St., Ste. 200, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281.