We’re not just solutions driven, we’re “practical” solutions driven. The proof is in the case studies below, which showcase a portfolio of our team’s successes and some of our defining moments. Browse through them and you’ll find recent victories and favorable settlements, as well as a few industry-defining and landmark cases.
After a nine-day hearing, court rules that daughter can stay in Ohio
A child’s father, an Isaac Wiles client, was locked in an interstate custody dispute with the mother, a Colorado resident. The ruling came down in favor of the father.
Over a course of a nine-day hearing, the evidence revealed a pattern and practice of the mother’s attempts to keep their daughter from her father, the daughter not performing well in school while in the mother’s care, and an overall lack of appreciation by the mother for father’s role in his daughter’s life.
After the ruling, the child’s mother chose not to appeal.
Ruling in favor of husband comes despite multiple challenges
Isaac Wiles provided stalwart representation for a husband who sued for divorce. After his wife ignored the Complaint, the husband was granted an uncontested divorce at the final hearing. When the now ex-wife re-appeared to challenge the divorce, it was affirmed in a hearing before the trial court. When the wife appealed the ruling, Isaac Wiles attorneys argued vigorously before the Tenth District Court of Appeals, and the trial court’ s decision was upheld.
Issues included business valuation, custody of minor children, spousal and child support, and separate property tracing
Isaac Wiles successfully represented a wife in an unusually complex divorce case. In dispute were a variety of custody and support matters, as well as intricate business interests and the division of property. The case went to trial for 7 days, and involved numerous expert witnesses. The result was a successful outcome, as neither party appealed the trial court’s decision.
Isaac Wiles client can defend against increase after decision by Tenth District Court of Appeals
Isaac Wiles successfully argued before the Tenth District Court of Appeals that spousal support may not be modified upwards without first giving the payer the opportunity to defend against the increase.
Our client’s ex-wife, the support recipient, never asked the court for an increase in spousal support, only arguing against a decrease. In the trial court’s decision, spousal support was retroactively increased for one year.
On appeal, the appellate court reversed the increase, ruling that the husband was not afforded “due process” because the issue of support increase was never raised at the trial level, negating any opportunity to defend against it.
Ruling for Isaac Wiles client came after a two-day trial
Recently, Isaac Wiles successfully represented a wife in a divorce case in a dispute over spousal support. Married for 27 years, both parties had resolved all other financial issues but were far apart on the support duration. During the status conferences with the Judge, the wife indicated that she would agree that the support could be terminated after 9 years, but the husband was adamant about a 6-year time frame. After a short two-day trial, the court ordered the husband to pay spousal support indefinitely.