Ohio Family Law & Juvenile Court Attorney
In Ohio, many family law matters are determined in Juvenile Court. Frequently, parenting issues and support for "children born to unmarried parents are resolved in Juvenile Court. These matters include: Determination of parenthood (called “parentage”), custody and child support when the parents are unmarried, and juvenile behavior issues. If you are involved in a child custody or child support dispute, or other matter involving Juvenile Court, you want a lawyer who understands juvenile law and is familiar with the Juvenile Court system. At the Cleveland law offices of Slive & Slive, our attorneys share over 30 years of Juvenile Court experience, as advocates for both children and parents, helping families throughout Cuyahoga County. Steven Slive, our Certified Family Law Specialist,* has been a member of the Guardian Ad Litem Advisory Board and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Child Support Enforcement Agency.
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As family law practitioners, we understand that your family law matter may involve strong emotions. We can help you understand what the law can do to meet your needs.
The most common family law concern handled in Juvenile Court is the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, also known as child custody. Hand in hand with this concern is the matter of child support. We will be there to explain and protect your rights regarding these important issues.
- Child Custody: If you are unmarried and want a legal determination of your parental rights, you will have to make your request in Juvenile Court. We will fight to help you obtain custody and provide a good home for your children.
- Child Support: When one party fails to live up to their end of a child support agreement, matters of child support enforcement may be decided in Juvenile Court. Slive & Slive can help guide you through the process of asserting your rights regarding child support.
- Juvenile Behavior: If you are a parent, relative, or foster parent in a dependency or neglect case filed by the County Children and Family Services Agency, our expertise can help you navigate your case. Slive & Slive also represents children who are charged with delinquency or unruliness.
When your rights to participate in parenting, child support issues, or other Juvenile Court matters are of concern, Slive & Slive has the expertise to help you understand the Juvenile Court system and how to best use the system to assert and protect your rights. Your understanding of your case is a priority, and your satisfaction is our goal. Your phone calls will be returned promptly and your needs addressed timely. In addition to our weekly hours, our Cleveland offices offer Saturday morning appointments and we accept all major credit cards. Please contact us today for a free initial consultation.
*Certified by The Ohio State Bar Association and approved by The Ohio Supreme Court.