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Medina Divorce Attorney

What is a Medina divorce attorney? A Medina 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 Medina residents, such cases would originate in the Medina County Domestic Relations Court, 99 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256. 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.

Medina Divorce Process


A divorce in the Medina Domestic Relations Court starts with the filing of a complaint, accompanied by a number of affidavits, and usually a request for temporary orders.  Medina usually initially decides temporary orders based upon a fourteen day notice and response period.  However, the court sometimes declines to issue orders on the pleadings alone and sets the matter for hearing on temporary orders.  Such a hearing can also be set after a party requests a hearing to review the temporary orders issued on the pleadings.  Often, the attorneys and the magistrate discuss the case and reach an agreement on temporary orders.  If an agreement cannot be reached, an evidentiary hearing is conducted before the magistrate, who issues orders as a result of the hearing.  A case management hearing is usually held on its own or at the same time as the temporary orders hearing.  At the case management hearing, the attorneys inform the 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 magistrate issues an order scheduling discovery deadlines, the pretrial and final hearing.  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 the judge.

Medina Dissolution Process


A dissolution in Medina Domestic Relations Court starts with a petition for dissolution, accompanied by signed agreements and affidavits. A Medina divorce attorney drafts the documents to ensure that the parties’ agreement is accurately set forth.  The matter is set approximately sixty days out for hearing.  The parties almost always leave the hearing with a certified copy of their dissolution decree.

Medina Paternity Process


A paternity action in Medina 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 final hearing.  While many cases reach a settlement at the pretrial or trial, some proceed to an evidentiary hearing at the final hearing

Medina Probate And Juvenile Court


A Medina divorce attorney also represents individuals in family law matters in Medina County Juvenile Court or Medina County Probate Court, both located at 93 Public Square, Medina, Ohio 44256. 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 Medina residents involved in family law cases:

Medina County Domestic Relations Court:        

Medina County Probate and Juvenile Court:      

Daniel Gigiano’s Reviews And Divorce Blogs


To learn about other nearby divorce and juvenile courts, click on any of the following links: Wooster divorce attorney; Summit County divorce attorney. To read more on family law, click on any of the following links to my other articles related to family law: Divorce and dissolution; What is mediation; Filing tax returns during a pending divorce; What is separate property in divorce; When does spousal support end; Dividing a business in divorce; Dividing retirement benefits in divorce; In children services cases, legal custodians have parental rights, too. 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; Work of Daniel Gigiano; Daniel Gigiano.

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Attorney Gigiano is an experienced Medina divorce attorney who practices in the Medina County Domestic Relations Court, Medina County Juvenile Court, Medina County Probate Court, Summit 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 Medina divorce lawyer, 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.