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Randal A. Lowry has more than 37 years experience

  • Randal A. Lowry and Associates was recognized by U.S. News and World Reports as Best Lawyers BEST Law firms for 2010 - 2013.
  • First divorce lawyer in Summit County to be selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of family law (1993-2013)
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2005 through 2013 editions of Ohio Super Lawyers®
  • Identified in Northern Ohio Live as one of the top eight divorce lawyers in Northeast Ohio
  • First divorce lawyer in Summit County to be selected into the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Top Divorce Lawyer in Summit County according to Akron Life & Leisure Magazine
  • Best Lawyers' 2013 Akron Family Law "Lawyer of the Year" Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community was honored.
  • Extensive appellate experience, including numerous landmark cases
  • Strong background in finance and complex business valuation type cases
  • Tremendous experience in child custody cases

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Divorce

Respected Akron, Ohio, Area Divorce Lawyers

If you are considering filing for divorce, we encourage you to talk to us about what to expect and how best to proceed. If your spouse has filed a complaint for divorce against you, your tendency might be to put off making major decisions. In either situation, to protect yourself please contact Randal A. Lowry & Associates today. Deadlines are involved, and taking the first, critical planning steps now can prevent serious regrets later on.

Taking Action to Protect Your Interests from Day One

As for divorce timelines and initial considerations, some important points are:

  • In Ohio, the party served with a complaint has only 28 days to respond with an answer and/or counterclaim.
  • At a hearing scheduled soon after the answer/counterclaim, the court will issue temporary orders on issues such as whether one spouse must vacate the marital residence, child custody and visitation, child support (sometimes called alimony), spousal support, and the handling of ongoing financial matters.
  • Temporary orders will be in place for the entire time it takes to finalize a divorce settlement or complete a trial — up to a year or more in some contested cases
  • Especially if you have substantial property to divide or believe major issues may be contested in a complex divorce, it is critical to start working with a qualified attorney very early in this process.

Negotiation First, with Preparation for All Possibilities

Even if you are able to resolve all issues amicably and file for dissolution of marriage (similar to an uncontested divorce), we believe retaining counsel is important. We can also discuss the possibility of resolving your case through mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law.

Hiring a lawyer does not mean your case must go all the way to trial, or that it must be handled as a bitter dispute. It simply positions you to protect your interests and exercise some control over what will happen. For most people we serve, in fact, a primary goal is to settle any disagreements and avoid trial.

If negotiation cannot get favorable results, as when a divorcing spouse persists in making unreasonable demands, we will pull out all the stops fighting for you. With a proven litigator on your side, a trial can be turned into an opportunity to achieve a better outcome than we initially targeted. Contact Randal A. Lowry & Associates for representation you can trust.

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Phone: 330-752-1968 | Toll Free: 877-264-7931 | Fax: 330-929-6605