Divorce Attorney Services in Youngstown, OH

Happy Family — Family Law In Youngstown, OH
Maruca Law Firm's number one value is family, which is why choosing the slogan for our firm was simple, “The Firm for your Family”. For over 20 years our attorneys, Christopher and Susan Maruca, have built an ethical platform to best represent families in the Ohio and Western Pennsylvania area.

We understand all the different emotions that can occur during family law cases. No matter if you are facing excitement because of adoption or uncertainty because of divorce, we will be here every step of the way to represent your family's best interest.
We take pride in calling ourselves a family-oriented law firm and strive to provide you with the knowledge and options you have been seeking.

Family Cases We Represent

  • Divorce
  • Dissolution
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Paternity
  • Child Support
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Adoption
  • Stepparent Adoption
  • Juvenile Court
  • Legal Separation
  • Division of Assets
  • Business Valuations
  • Pre-divorce Consultations
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

Divorce and Dissolution

The primary difference between a divorce and dissolution, is reaching a mutual agreement.

Dissolution - When both parties have worked out all terms and are prepared to file an agreement, they may do so. The official document set forth for dissolution is a Separation Agreement and possibly, a Shared Parenting Plan.

Divorce - The parties have not been able to reach an agreement on terms such as property, income, parenting and more. Because there is no agreement, a divorce will need to be filed. Divorces typically require much more work and court. If an agreement is not eventually reached, your issues will be decided by a judge.

The Best Interest of the Child

Legal Custody (Sometimes referred to as Sole Custody; Physical Custody; or Custody) – This will allow the custodial parent to make legal decisions regarding the child. This includes; religious, cultural and schooling education, health care and more.

Shared Parenting (Sometimes referred to as Joint Custody) – This means that parents have equal legal rights.

Contact a Family Law Attorney

We are ready to represent you and your family. Schedule your free initial consultation today at (330)743-0300 or call our toll free number 1(877)627-8229.