Divorce Lawyer in Akron, Ohio

Responsive and Results-Oriented Legal Counsel in Northeast Ohio

When you have decided to end your marriage or if you’ve been served with a divorce complaint, it’s not uncommon to have a lot of uncertainty about how to proceed. You want an experienced attorney who will help you understand your rights, fully explain your options and provide you with an honest assessment of the likely outcome of your case.

With 25 years of experience, the law offices of James E. Brightbill, in Akron, is available to answer your questions and provide you with sound legal advice about the divorce process. We understand the anxiety that comes from not knowing what will happen. We work hard to make certain that you are regularly informed of the status of your case. Contact our office online or call 330-374-0300 for a free 30 minute consultation.

We work with men and women in all stages of a divorce, from the initial filing thorough negotiated settlements or trial, as well as post-judgment requests for enforcement or modification of existing divorce decrees. We handle all matter related to or arising from a divorce, including:

  • Child custody and Visitation: We will help you negotiate or obtain custody and visitation arrangements that meet the needs of your children while protecting your rights as a parent. Attorney Brightbill has served as a Guardian ad Litem, working for children and advocating on their behalf. For more information please visit our Child Custody and Visitation page.

  • Child support and alimony (spousal support): We will work closely with you to ensure child support guidelines are followed. We also help ensure that your support order justly considers the income of both parents and any special needs of your children. We determine whether alimony is appropriate and, if so, the proper amount, frequency and duration of payments. For more information, please visit our Child Support and Alimony page or contact the law offices of James E. Brightbill online or at 330-374-0300.


  • Division of Marital Assets: We will help you equitably divide your marital assets as well as debt, including real property, investments, retirement plans and business assets.