Thomas A. McCormack
Thomas McCormack passed away on March 13, 2017, the one and only of Carin; beloved by daughter Anna and granddaughter Flannery; cherished son and brother; favored uncle and A-1 in-law. A lawyer by calling and, in his very being, a generous and humane friend, guide, champion unsung in the wide world, inscribed in many hearts. ‘He was a man. Take him for all in all.’ We were the lucky ones. A better man could not be found. Tom dedicated his practice to child custody, divorce, child support and related matters in Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
Thomas McCormack dedicates his practice to family law, divorce, child custody, child support and related matters in Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
Commitment: To prevent problems and resolve family law issues in ways that cause the least conflict and cost for clients.
Perspective. People get better outcomes when they participate in their own cases to constructively resolve issues and move forward.
Experience: Thirty years – more than seven as a trial magistrate hearing thousands of divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, pension division and property division cases— a record of strong advocacy and thorough, practical knowledge of how family law and the courts work. More about Tom McCormack
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A FOCUS ON MARRIAGE
REARRANGING YOUR LIFE
Whether your marriage is ending or just beginning, it makes sense to anticipate the future, understand what the law says, and head off problems. Free initial consultation: 216.664.0792
PLAN A MARRIAGE
Pre-nuptial agreements. Begin a life partnership with clear understandings and all interests protected. If either partner has significant holdings, a prenuptial agreement can preserve the property and identify the rights of each person if the marriage ends.
END A MARRIAGE
Separation, divorce, dissolution, annulment. How you go about ending your marriage is usually up to you. You have choices .
And you may face important decisions about how to:
Custody, parenting time, visitation, support, companionship rights. The aim is to divide rights and responsibilities fairly to serve each child’s best interests. This includes child support .
Real estate, possessions, money, securities, pension plans. The aim is to arrive at a fair property division .
Ohio has no formula for calculating support but courts tend to adopt similar approaches to spousal support .
Post-decree modifications. After a marriage formally ends, new or continuing financial and child-related issues may need to be settled.
Civil protection orders and temporary protection orders for adults and children.
CONSTRUCTING A BETTER FUTURE
Children seldom are able to protect themselves. Safeguarding the interests of children is an area of special concern in my practice. The goal is creating solutions that work for kids when the challenge is to:
TAKE CARE OF CHILDREN
Parental rights and responsibilities, child custody, parenting time. Ohio law puts children first. The test for decisions about parenting is whether they serve children s best interests .
Child support and health care. Ohio courts calculate child support by a formula. Health insurance or cash medical support and income tax exemptions also figure in child support .
EXTEND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
Grandparent and step-parent companionship rights, custody, adoption. In some cases, the law recognizes non-parents rights .
RESOLVE JUVENILE COURT ISSUES
Proceedings in juvenile court, defense of children, neglect or dependency proceedings, paternity and parenting issues between unmarried parents .
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