Cincinnati Divorce Lawyers

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Jacqueline Handorf-Rugani
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Compassionate, experienced representation in divorce cases. Call today!

I’m an experienced Ohio divorce lawyer and represent clients in all types of divorce cases. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will guide you through every stage of your case. Read More »
Tonya VanBenschoten
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Effective and Affordable Legal Representation. Call now!

I am committed to exceptional legal representation focused on the unique needs of those going through a divorce. I will fight to get the results that you need and deserve! Visit my website for more information! Read More »
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Ellen Biscotti Rittgers
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(513) 932-7375 312 Walnut St. #1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Divorce and Family
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Ellen B. Rittgers, listed again in Ohio Super Lawyers was named in the Cincinnati Top 50 and Cincinnati Top 25 Women Lawyer lists. A former triathlete and devoted yogi, Ellen has been in private practice for more than 35 years. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Miami University, she graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1979. Although Ellen has experience in many areas of the law, for the last 30 years she has limited her practice to family law, notably divorce, dissolution, child custody, and collaborative law. In 2007 Ellen was elected President of the...
Tonya VanBenschoten
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(513) 448-4099 3805 Edwards Rd. Suite 550
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Juvenile
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
EXPERIENCE:
Tonya handles all aspects of family law- divorce, dissolution, separation, custody and support.
She has extensive experience with each element from negotiations to litigation. Tonya has completed the training for and has been a guardian ad litem for Hamilton and Clermont Counties. She has over sixty hours of training in mediation services, with an emphasis on family/divorce law.
In addition to family law, Tonya provides estate planning services and represents individuals seeking Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief.

MILITARY:
Tonya has been a member of the Kentucky National Guard since 2001. For the first seven years she worked as a military...
L. Patrick Mulligan
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(513) 795-5661 225 W. Court Street
Suite 500
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Divorce, Criminal and DUI
University of Cincinnati College of Law
L. Patrick Mulligan, Esq. is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. As a former prosecutor, he has worked on over 180 felony cases and has now dedicated himself to the practice of criminal defense. He handles a wide variety of cases including DUI, assault, juvenile crimes, sex crimes, and more. As a testament to his nearly 28 years of experience in criminal law, he has been recognized as a Superior DUI Attorney by the NAFDD and has been named a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine in 2007. In addition, he has earned board certification...
Joseph Jaap
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(513) 533-2037 3074 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Practicing law for over 29 years, Joseph Jaap assists clients with a wide range of legal issues, whether personal, family law, real estate, estate planning, or business, to develop and implement legal strategies that achieve client goals and that avoid or resolve disputes.

Joe advises clients about their family legal matters, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate, estate planning, divorce, child custody and support, guardianship, and other family issues.

His real estate practice includes both commercial and residential real estate, representing and counseling clients regarding purchases, sales, leasing, condominium development and conversions, condominium management and homeowner associations, construction contracting and construction...
Zachary D. Smith
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney
(513) 275-1164 Centennial Plaza III
895 Central Ave Suite 305
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Probate
University of Cincinnati College of Law
The owner of his own firm located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Zachary D. Smith focuses his practice exclusively on family law matters. Providing representation to clients throughout the state, he assists people who are facing the end of their marriage and helps them deal with such divorce-related issues such as property division, child custody and visitation, and spousal and child support. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Smith is also a trained family law mediator and has extensive experience in collaborative divorce proceedings as well. Other family law matters that Mr. Smith handles include paternity disputes and the obtaining of protective orders for...
Mark Edward Godbey Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(513) 241-6650 708 Walnut Street
Suite 600
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
University of Akron
I am a native of Cincinnati and have been actively practicing law for over 30 years. We are a full-service law firm of six attorneys, representing clients and small businesses in a variety of matters, including auto accidents and other kinds of personal injury law, bankruptcy and debt consolidation, divorce and other aspects of family law, probate, estate planning, criminal and traffic cases, etc. We have offices in downtown Cincinnati, West Chester, Beechmont and Florence, Kentucky. We offer a free initial consultation, affordable rates and payment terms. Our attorneys strive for the best legal results while also giving...
Charles Anthony McKinney Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
810 Sycamore Street, Third Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationDivorce, Civil Rights and Family
Harvard Law School and University of Notre Dame
My passion is offering each client personal service in aggressively defending and protecting their rights. I provide the highest quality legal services that gives my clients reliable and effective representation in legal matters that arise everyday in the business context. I have the skill and experience to negotiate or go to trial as needed.
Jordan Arielle D'Addario
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney
(513) 793-7544 1329 E. Kemper Rd
#4230
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Jordan is an Associate Attorney focusing on family law at Tibbs Law Office, located in Cincinnati. Her areas of practice include mediation, collaborative divorce, dissolution, divorce, child custody and support, prenuptial agreements, post-decree matters, and domestic violence/civil protection orders. She practices in the counties of Hamilton, Warren, Butler, and Clermont. To learn more about Jordan and Tibbs Law Office, please visit www.tibbslawoffice.com. To schedule a free thirty-minute consultation with Jordan, please call (513) 793-7544.
Joseph Candito Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(513) 891-5666 9403 Kenwood Rd
Suite A-106
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Divorce, Family, Juvenile and Probate
University of Dayton School of Law
For over 28 years, Joseph Candito has been providing effective and compassionate legal representation to individuals and families in Hamilton, Clermont, Butler and Warren Counties. My primary practice is in Probate, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Criminal, and Family Law; and have experience in a wide variety of legal issues including but not limited to Small Business Incorporation, Residential Real Estate Practice and Personal Injury matters. We are a full service general practice firm.
Adam Robert Fogelman
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(513) 443-8850 441 Vine Street
Carew Tower, 29th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Toledo
Jeffrey Steven Hale
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(513) 248-1800 4555 Lake Forest Dr.
Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Northern Kentucky University
We have been protecting the rights and interests of our clients since 2004. We provide affordable legal representation. Let us be a friend to guide you through the complex legal system.
Ryan L. DeBra
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Cincinnati , OH Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(513) 429-2223 4010 Executive Park Drive
Suite 240
Cincinnati , OH 45241
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Memphis
At DeBra Law, LLC, our mission is simple. We want to provide the highest quality legal services to help clients effectively and efficiently achieve their legal objectives when they are facing some of the most difficult times in their lives. Whether you are facing divorce or you have been arrested, we offer our services to protect your best interests.
What you get is our full, undivided attention and care throughout the duration of your case.


Serving Hamilton, Clermont, Warren and Butler Counties
Yanky Perelmuter
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer
(513) 913-9545 10901 Reed Hartman Hwy
Suite 108
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Immigration
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Olivia Kathleen Smith Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney
(513) 771-2444 123 Boggs Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Baltimore
I am the principal attorney and owner of Olivia K. Smith, Attorney at Law, a practice focused primarily on the area of family, custody, and divorce law in Hamilton and Clermont County, Ohio. I think of myself as a problem solver. I am passionate and committed to using my legal knowledge as a family law attorney to find resolution so you can move onto the next phase of your life. I seek to fully understand your situation and offer thoughtful counsel to cope with what is likely a highly stressful time for all parties involved. I...
Kimberly Varney Thomas
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(513) 579-2323 810 Sycamore St.
First Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
Northern Kentucky University
Boutique law firm focused on protecting and meeting the needs of families and children. Family law issues are very personal and emotional. I am dedicated to helping families as they transition.

My 29 years of experience includes custody and divorce, working with children as a GAL and trained as a parent coordinator by the Ohio Supreme Court. I mediate matters regarding family law, custody and visitation, along with representing parties in Adoptions.

To make a free consultation, you can go to https://calendly.com/kimberlyvthomas-1/30min.
Sierra D Causey
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney
(513) 793-7544 1329 E. Kemper Rd. #4230
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Divorce and Family
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Originally from Athens, Ohio, Sierra moved to the Cincinnati area to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Law. While in law school, she interned at a variety of non-profit associations one of them being the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. There, she helped immigrants file asylum applications and she also helped survivors of domestic violence. During her last year of law school, she participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic, representing clients who were filing protection orders to prevent abuse and harassment. Sierra quickly learned that people attempting to persevere through difficult situations need an advocate that is...
Loretta Marie Helfrich
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(513) 632-5317 3573 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45226
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Cincinnati
I obtained my law degree in 1989 from University of Cincinnati. Prior to that I received a Masters from American University and a Bachelors and Associates degree from Thomas More College. After getting my law degree, I worked for a small firm handling all types of civil litigation including family law. After ten years, getting married and having two children, I opened my own practice. Originally I had my office on Court Street in Cincinnati Ohio. In 2008 I moved my practice just outside of downtown Cincinnati. My office is now conveniently located on...
Bradley Berry
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(513) 725-5525 312 Walnut Street
Suite 1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Northern Kentucky University
Hello. I'm Brad Berry. I grew up in Toledo, Ohio and have been a homeowner of the greater Cincinnati area for the past 15 years. I acquired my undergraduate diploma from Ball State University as a national scholar athlete. I attended Xavier University Criminal Justice Masters Program and finished my Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in Northern Kentucky while being employed as a Commonwealth Detective for the Prosecutor's Office. I am licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Being a Assistant Prosecutor, I dealt with many hundreds...
Jason F. Barr
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(513) 338-1901 810 Sycamore St
Ste 521
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Capital University Law School
Bankruptcy, Divorce, and Criminal Defense Attorney with the law firm of Barr, Jones & Associates LLP providing legal services in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland, Ohio. We built a better law firm because our clients matter most.
Cathy Cook Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(513) 241-4029 114 E 8th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Offers Video ChatDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Cincinnati College of Law
For over 35 years, I have been helping people rebuild their lives due to life changing events of divorce, the break up of a long term relationship with children, and domestic violence. Our office provides clarity on the law, gives you confidence on how to proceed, and control over your case.

Our website contains numerous complimentary reports on issues you are facing. We offer a free phone consultation for you to ask questions and determine if we’re the right fit. We provide a reduced fee initial consultation with a case audit to lay out the roadmap for your situation.
Kathleen Mezher
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(513) 474-3700 8075 Beechmont Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45255
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
University of Dayton School of Law
Kathleen D. Mezher graduated from Miami University as a scholar-athlete cum laude in 1981 and from University of Dayton School of Law in 1984. Kathleen founded the firm in 1987 and is licensed to practice in both Ohio and Kentucky. Kathleen represents clients in cases for wrongful death, personal injury, bankruptcy and estate administration.
Michael Owen Finnigan Jr
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(513) 400-4204 9475 Kenwood Road
Suite 12
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Divorce, Family, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Class of 2007, where he was a published member of the University of Cincinnati Law Review. Following law school, Michael honed his legal writing skills working as an editor for American Legal Publishing before joining a small law firm in 2009. In 2011 Michael opened up this law practice, focusing on family law, misdemeanor criminal defense, juvenile law, and estate planning. Michael takes an honest and straightforward approach to the practice of law, working in collaboration with his clients to achieve their desired results. Michael always tells...
Philip Allan Logan Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer with 47 years experience
(513) 793-4400 9000 Plainfield Rd
Suite B
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Mr. Logan was admitted to practice before all Ohio and federal courts including the Ohio State Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court. He concentrates his practice primarily in civil trial litigation, especially in personal injury, products liability and family law.

He is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association and serves on committees including Arbitration, Domestic Relations, and Negligence Law.

Mr. Logan is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, where he serves on the Negligence Law Committee and Family Law Committee. On the Legislative Drafting Sub-Committee he helped author Ohio's property division...
Eduardo Campos Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(513) 721-4529 312 Walnut Street
1600 Scripps Center
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Syracuse University College of Law
Jennifer S. Mullins
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(513) 428-2925 Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer with 1 year experience
Divorce and Family
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
I am dedicated to providing compassionate and diligent representation in divorce, custody issues, and general family law matters. Call for a free consultation 513-428-2925. Serving all areas with offices in Blue Ash, Hyde Park, Downtown, and West Chester.

I graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in English and Psychology and thereafter attended law school at Chase Law at NKU. I have personal experience with complex and difficult family situations that allow me to understand my clients and their needs. That understanding combined with a passion to help people provide me with unique tools to advocate and protect my...
Glen Hazen Jr
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(513) 421-8422 810 Sycamore Street
4th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Dayton School of Law
Glen E. Hazen, Jr. practices divorce, child custody and family law in Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren County, Ohio. Mr. Hazen has 30 years experience and is Certified in Family Relation Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.
Jimmy Lefton Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(513) 348-6723 3074 Madison Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Juvenile and Personal Injury
I am committed to helping you deal with the legal, emotional and financial struggles of going through a divorce or dissolution. My staff and I work hard to customize our representation to meet your needs and achieve your goals. Whether you are facing a challenging custody, child support or spousal support dispute, we have the experience necessary to help you achieve your goals.

Our Approach to Divorce or Dissolution:

Legal matters related to divorce and post-decree divorce modifications are highly emotional. We approach each case with a sensitivity and compassion for the adults involved, but especially for the children. We lawyers strive...
Tina Barrett
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(513) 351-6058 9122 Montgomery Road
Suite 12
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Tina's law practice is focused in the areas of Divorce, Dissolution , and Child Custody/Child Support. Tina has experience with helping clients navigate the legal terrain during this often emotionally-charged period of life. Resolving these issues requires careful consideration of current and future concerns, because these matters impact your family and your children. She received a B.A. from Miami University in 1997, a Masters Degree in Philosophy from Miami University in 1999, and a Juris Doctor from University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2003. She is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association. Tina lives in Fairfield with...
Arthur J. Southard
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(513) 441-7770 1219 Sycamore Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Personal Injury
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Sarah Elizabeth Michel
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(513) 793-7544 1329 E. Kemper Rd. #4230
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning and Family
Sarah is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati and proud alum of William Mason High School. Her love for the city of Cincinnati has made her dedicated to helping and improving the community that gave her so much and has made her an insatiable Cincinnati sports fan. She left Cincinnati to attend The Ohio State University where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in 2008. As an undergraduate, she became a member of Phi Alpha Delta and the Ohio State Club Crew team.

In 2011, Sarah graduated law school from the University of Dayton. She participated in Phi Alpha Delta, the...
Ellen Essig Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(513) 721-5151 105 E 4th St
Suite 400
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Helping to build families using assisted reproduction technologies for clients throughout the United States and around the world.
John Heilbrun Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(513) 321-3940 9403 Kenwood Rd. Ste B110
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Divorce, DUI, Family and Insurance Defense
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Holly Marie Simpson Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney
(513) 793-7500 10921 Reed Hartman Hwy
Suite 304A
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Divorce, Business, Criminal and DUI
Northern Kentucky University
Rachel Lipman Curran
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(513) 448-4099 3805 Edwards Rd.
Suite 550
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
Divorce and Family
Boston College Law School
Karen Comisar Prescott Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney
(513) 561-5900 810 Sycamore Street, 4th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Divorce, Business, Collections and Family
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Michael Eric Wisecup Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer
(513) 721-1077 630 Vine St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Divorce, Business, Family and Medical Malpractice
Christopher M. Diedling
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 2 years experience
(513) 448-4099 4555 Lake Forest Dr.
Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Chris is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law where he was awarded the Judge John W. Peck Trial Practice Award for excellence in Trial Advocacy. As a member of UC Law’s Trial Practice Team, Chris won the Texas Young Lawyer’s Association’s Regional Trial Practice Competition in 2017 and in 2016. Chris was also involved with UC Law’s Moot Court Team. Through these experiences, Chris has developed a sharp advocacy skill set and a strong will to be an exceptional legal advocate for his clients.

Prior to joining Shur Law, Chris worked in business and real estate. Chris...
Jerry Rhea Howard Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(513) 322-7000 3962 Red Bank Road
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Kenneth Allen Montgomery Jr
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(513) 305-8458 P.O. Box 58230
Cincinnati, OH 45258
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
William Joseph Brissie Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Divorce Lawyer
(513) 389-1100 2300 Montana Ave
Suite 200-R
Cincinnati, OH 45211
Divorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.

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