Family Law

The attorneys of Roderick Linton Belfance's Family Law Group understand that the ending of a marriage is an emotionally charged time when it is of the utmost importance that an individual receives the expert guidance of experienced counsel. We focus on resolution of disputes without unnecessary litigation, but in those situations where settlement is not in our client's best interest, our attorneys are experienced and aggressive litigators with a reputation for achieving results.

Roderick Linton Belfance's Family Law Group is comprised of a team of lawyers possessing decades of experience in dealing with every issue surrounding the practice of domestic relations law. We practice in the courts of Summit, Stark, Portage and Medina counties and have become well-known for the excellent representation of our clients through the thousands of cases we have handled. This wealth of experience, when combined with the team approach that we employ, uniquely positions us to expertly guide our clients through each and every stage of the divorce process and to overcome any obstacle standing between our clients and their achievable goals. We are well positioned to tackle even the most complex cases involving high net-worth individuals and businesses. We routinely deal with the division of complex assets, including businesses, real estate holdings, securities, pensions, retirement assets, and assets that have been hidden by a spouse in contemplation of divorce.

A Full Service Domestic Relations Law Firm

We take pride in being a full service domestic relations law firm, offering advice and guidance to our clients beginning with the important decisions facing them prior to filing for divorce or dissolution, and continuing to safeguard the interests of our clients through the divorce process in dealing with contested issues regarding the division of marital property, custody, child support and spousal support. Even beyond the granting of a divorce, and the court's initial determinations of property division, support and custody, we continue to provide advice, counseling and representation to our clients through any necessary appeals and in post-decree actions, including actions for modifications to ordered child support and spousal support.

While the consequences of a marriage's termination are often dictated by the territorial laws in effect at the time the marriage ends, that does not necessarily have to be the case. In addition to providing counsel and representation in divorce proceedings, appeals and post-decree actions, the attorneys of Roderick Linton Belfance's Family Law provide both premarital and post-marital planning for termination of a marriage. Such planning may include prenuptial agreements and estate planning, whereby the client can achieve a greater degree of control over future division and distribution of property and payment of support in the event of death or divorce, instead of leaving the consequences to the laws of the state where the client will reside when the marriage terminates.

Outside of the marriage relationship, Roderick Linton Belfance's Family Law Group also routinely handle matters regarding paternity and parentage, child support, adoptions (including international adoptions), step-parent adoptions, grandparents and third-party rights, and civil domestic violence.

Decisions involving family and marriage are among the most important that you will make in your lifetime. The attorneys of Roderick Linton Belfance's Family Law Group can be trusted to stand by your side to inform and advise you of your rights and options, and to competently and aggressively safeguard your interests and the interests of your children.


50 S. Main Street
Tenth Floor
Akron, Ohio 44308


600 East Smith Road
Medina, OH 44256

Contact Us:
Phone (330) 434-3000
Fax (330) 434-9220
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