Full-Service Weirton, West Virginia Divorce Lawyer and Family Law Attorney

Practical solutions to sensitive issues

Divorce, even at its most amicable, can be complicated and stressful. At Isla Law Offices in Weirton, WV, we draw on more than two decades of experience to compassionately and skillfully guide you to the best possible solutions to your unique family issues. Whether your divorce is filed in Ohio or West Virginia, you may need to consider:

  • Child custody and visitation rights
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • The distribution of personal property, bank accounts, stocks and other assets
  • The sale or possession of your home

Communication is the key to reaching resolutions on these tough issues. We can help you finalize these matters without the time and expense of going to court. But if a significant disagreement requires further action, we stand by your side with a reasoned approach and solid understanding of Ohio and West Virginia family law.

How will your property be divided?

When it comes to divorce, a major question is who gets what. Ohio and West Virginia divorce law makes each state an equitable distribution state. Instead of requiring a 50/50 split of marital property, equitable distribution is more flexible and takes into account the financial situation of each spouse. Bear in mind that equitable means fair, not equal.

All marital property assets are potentially available for division under equitable distribution, including:

  • Real estate
  • Personal property
  • Stocks and mutual funds
  • Retirement accounts
  • Business interests
  • Intellectual property
  • Inheritance
  • Investments
  • Pension plans
  • Rental property
  • Savings

Our clients benefit tremendously from the years of experience we bring to handling divorce. With our guidance, you can confidently pursue your fair share of your property.

Can you get alimony?

Either you or your spouse can claim alimony. It is not automatically granted — the court considers many factors, including length of the marriage, income, marital misconduct and child care costs.

We clearly explain the details of spousal support to help you understand what you may be entitled to under divorce laws in West Virginia and Ohio. We work together to create a fair agreement for everyone and get you the best financial arrangement possible. We also provide continuing legal support with modifications and enforcement of court orders, should the need arise.

Contact a West Virginia divorce lawyer today

We can see you through your divorce and help you plan for the future beyond it. Make an appointment for a free consultation with Roger A. Isla or at our Weirton office at 304.914.3573 or contact Isla Law Offices online. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Weirton and is very accessible from anywhere in the West Virginia panhandle or eastern Ohio.