Divorce and Custody Attorney
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., L.P.A.'s, family law clients often include high net worth individuals, professionals, corporate executives, and owners or partners of small businesses. Family law disputes involving dissolutions, divorce, spousal support/alimony, property division, child custody and visitation benefit from our experienced legal representation that is sensitive to issues of cost and time. We are also highly experienced in preparing prenuptial agreements and consulting with those who are contemplating divorce.
Our practice group leader Richard Rabb has focused in the areas of divorce and domestic relations law for 20 years. He is highly-respected regionally and is a past chairman of the Family Law Section of the Cuyahoga County Bar Association, an AV* Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed by peer voting in Ohio Super Lawyers® Magazine every year since 2004. Mr. Rabb is one of only a few lawyers in Northeast Ohio who has an active and aggressive trial practice. Most importantly, Mr. Rabb is attentive to his clients' needs and returns phone calls.
Our firm also represents clients in distributions of the marital estate. Mr. Rabb is routinely asked to find workable financial solutions after other lawyers have been unsuccessful. Through mediation, negotiation or contested proceedings, he works to untangle the financial issues that arise in many divorce cases. He has extensive experience with small business valuation, prenuptial agreements that establish separate property, disposition of the marital home, second homes, vacation condos and investment properties, QDROs, pensions and 401(k)s, deferred compensation, stocks and other investments, continuation of health and life insurance and spousal support. He draws on the wealth of knowledge available from other professionals at McCarthy, Lebit to help determine tax consequences of settlements and court orders.
Richard Rabb represents parties in initial determinations of custody, visitation and child support. Much of his family law work involves post-decree modifications and disputes involving children and parenting conflicts. He explores solutions that spare the children and parents from costly and bitter showdowns. Mr. Rabb uses the full resources of our firm to bring in psychologists, forensic accountants and other expert witnesses as needed to efficiently achieve the client's goals and protect the best interests of their children.
For more information about our divorce and custody practice, we invite you to contact our Cleveland office.
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