Attorney Linda Hoffmann’s practice is primarily focused on the broad range of family law matters for individuals in Medina, Wayne, and Summit Counties of Ohio.
With over 30 years of experience, Linda is able to provide high quality, experience-based advice in a timely manner to those individuals who are faced with often emotionally charged family issues including: paternity determination, dissolution, legal separation, custody, support, divorce, prenuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, and resolution of issues arising after the termination of marriage or initial parenting orders of the court.
Linda is sensitive to and respectful of the individuals she represents. She has a reputation as a skilled and prepared litigator as well as a trained domestic relations mediator. She provides client education about the court process, Ohio law, and options for resolution of the issues. She also discusses the potential risks and rewards of court action, anticipated attorney fees, court costs, and timeframe for resolution of issues. Advice is tailored to the client’s situation and considers whether the matter will be a contested hearing or settlement through mediation or attorney negotiation.
Often client relationships continue after the initial legal matter has concluded as Linda works to make sure that the client has reviewed his/her life planning and estate planning documents including wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and beneficiary designations with financial or insurance institutions to be certain that these reflect current goals after the termination of the marriage or other relationship.
Linda assists engaged individuals with prenuptial agreements in advance of the wedding.
She also advises parents who were not married at the time their child was born with regard to all the issues surrounding paternity. She counsels married individuals to address all issues related to legal separation, divorce, or dissolution of the marriage. For parents, these include the child-related topics of custody, support, visitation (parenting time), health insurance, tax dependency exemptions, and shared parenting plans. These are in addition to the division of marital assets and debts, pension division with Qualified Domestic Relations Orders or Division of Property Orders, valuation and division of family owned business interests, and determination of alimony (spousal support).
For those who already have existing court orders that require change, she can advise on the merits of returning to court for modification and the threshold for court action. In the happy occasion of stepparent adoptions, she can provide the mandatory legal counsel to navigate through the probate court until the adoption is finalized.
Linda and the firm’s support staff strive to meet each client’s individual needs and often exceed client expectations.
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