Family law

“Family Law” encompasses a number of different specific legal matters, and Lanter Legal, LLC has a wealth of experience and knowledge to assist clients and their families with their needs. Among the matters with which we have experience, we can assist you with:

  • Divorce
  • Dissolution
  • Child Custody (both Establishment and Modification)
  • Modification and Enforcement of Court Orders
  • Shared Custody Proceedings
  • Separation Agreements
  • Parenting Time (formerly known as Visitation) Agreements
  • Child and Spousal Support Issues
  • Antenuptial (prenuptial) agreements
  • Registration, enforcement and modification of out-of-state custody and support orders
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Guardian ad Litem services

When the time comes to discuss the termination of a marriage, Lanter Legal can help you understand the difference between the two main courses: Divorce and Dissolution. Each method of marriage termination has its pros and cons and understanding your options is an important first step.  Joe has represented individuals in high-conflict, high-asset divorces and amicable dissolution proceedings. Whether you have children or not, whether you have substantial assets accumulated over a long-term marriage or you are recently married and have little property to divide, you need an attorney who can give you personal attention.


Developed over many years of committing to the service of others, Joe has a unique approach to family law matters:he seeks to solve problems, not create them. While contested litigation is, at times, unavoidable, the fact remains that more than 90% of marriages end by agreement. At Lanter Legal, the philosophy is that negotiation (which is involved in every family law proceeding) is an art, and Joe is an artist. The end of the marriage is only the first step, and Joe is committed to assisting all clients in what can best be described as a Life Transition.


Since the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, Ohio now permits same-sex couples to marry and to divorce.  Joe has been assisting LGBTQ+ individuals with family law issues for several years and he is ready to help clients navigate through an evolving legal process.


But what if, after getting a divorce or dissolution, your former spouse stops honoring your agreement or Court Order? Lanter Legal has extensive experience in litigating “post-decree” matters, or those proceedings wherein clients ask the court to enforce, modify, or terminate an existing order. Joe can help you to understand what is required to obtain the relief desired, and more importantly, we can help you get it.


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14805 Detroit Ave., Suite 310

Lakewood, OH  44107


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