Fayette County, Ohio Divorce Lawyers

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Jeffrey Allen McCormick Esq
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Fayette County, OH Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(740) 636-0609 122 South Main Street
Washington Court House, OH 43160
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Fayette County, OH Divorce Attorney
(740) 333-3569 110 E East St
Washington, OH 43160
Divorce, Family, Juvenile and Workers' Comp
Fayette County, OH Divorce Lawyer
(740) 335-4381 200 E Market St
Washington, OH 43160
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Fayette County, OH Divorce Lawyer
(740) 335-0640 110 E East St
Washington, OH 43160
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Fayette County, OH Divorce Lawyer
(740) 335-2037 314 E East St
Washington, OH 43160
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Fayette County, OH Divorce Lawyer
133 S Main St
Washington, OH 43160
Divorce, Business, Family and Juvenile
Fayette County, OH Divorce Attorney
(740) 335-4381 200 E Market St
Washington, OH 43160
Divorce, Business, Family and Juvenile
Fayette County, OH Divorce Lawyer
119 N Main St
Washington, OH 43160
Divorce, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Family
Fayette County, OH Divorce Attorney
(740) 335-3826 251 E East St
Washington, OH 43160
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Fayette County, OH Divorce Lawyer
(740) 437-7142 5427 White Oak Rd
Bloomingburg, OH 43106
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Clinton County, OH Divorce Attorney
(937) 382-1497 1929 Rombach Ave
Wilmington, OH 45177
Divorce, Collections, Family and Juvenile
Robert Rockower Goldstein Esq
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Ross County, OH Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(740) 773-1875 19 West 2nd Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Attorney Robert Goldstein was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1983, Attorney Goldstein moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to attend Case Western Reserve University, where he served as Secretary of his fraternity, Zeta Beta Tau, and President of his class for his first two years of college. After earning his degree in Psychology, Attorney Goldstein worked a series of jobs ranging from computer consulting to selling fire extinguishers door-to-door, while he explored a career in stand-up comedy. Two years later, having not successfully earned his own late night talk show, Attorney Goldstein decided to pursue a...
Robert Mues Esq
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Montgomery County, OH Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(937) 293-2141 1105 Wilmington Ave
Dayton, OH 45420
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Dayton School of Law
I am the managing partner of Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues located in Dayton, Ohio. We have been serving clients legal needs since 1942. Our firm offers exemplary advice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate Administration, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and other Litigation matters. I am very passionate about Family Law and would encourage you to check out my Blog, The Ohio Family Law Blog. http://www.hcmmlaw.com/
Richard T. Herman Esq
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Montgomery County, OH Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(937) 993-0063 257 Regency Ridge Drive
Dayton, OH 45459
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University
For all you immigration law needs, call Richard today at 1-800-808-4013. Richard and his team are happy to help! The Herman Legal Group is the "Law Firm for Immigrants." Founded by nationally-known immigration lawyer Richard Herman in 1995, the Herman Legal Group provides skilled and cost-effective immigration counsel to businesses, families and individuals. Along with attorneys Charmaine Rozario, Vania Stefanova, Frank Krajenke, Luis Villarroel, Bethany McAllister, and Erin James, Richard and his team speak over 12 languages. We are experienced in all aspects of immigration law, including employment immigration, investor immigration, family immigration, and deportation...
Ronald R. Petroff Esq
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(614) 222-4288 140 E Town St
Columbus, OH 43215
Divorce, Appeals and Family
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Ronald R. Petroff was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated high school from the University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio. He attended Vanderbilt University as an undergraduate where he earned a bachelor’s degree and double majored in Political Science and American History. He graduated cum laude and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Mr. Petroff then attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he earned a certificate in Alternate Dispute Resolution and was a member of the National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Team. Mr. Petroff also was a member of the National Trial...
Jon Joseph Saia Esq
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(614) 444-3036 713 South Front Street
Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43206
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Capital University Law School
Attorney Jon J. Saia is a founding lawyer at the Ohio firm, The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. Mr. Saia is a member of the Delaware Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association. With over 23 years of legal experience, Attorney Saia is highly qualified to take on even the most complicated criminal cases. If you would like to find out more about the benefits of working with Attorney Saia, do not wait to contact The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc.
Linda J. Lawrence
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(614) 228-3664 496 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning and Family
Capital University Law School and University of Cincinnati College of Law
Our dedication to our clients and thorough preparation of their cases have ended in positive results for many individuals throughout Ohio. Whether you are located in Delaware, Columbus, New Albany, Westerville, Powell, or any other Ohio area we serve, feel free to contact us to schedule your confidential consultation with Lawrence Law Office. Our legal team is here to help with whatever family transition you’re going through, be it a divorce, custody disputes, parenting plan modification or adoption. When you hire us, we focus on resolving the issues amicably so that everyone, especially the children, benefit from the solution....
William Geary Esq
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience
(614) 228-1968 155 W Main St
Suite 101 Waterford Tower
Columbus, OH 43215
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Ohio Northern University
Our practice concentrates solely on family law matters involving divorce, dissolution, annulment, custody, civil protection orders, unwed parents, paternity, child support, spousal support, alimony, business valuation, psychological evaluation, separate property, inherited property, high value assets, and professional practice valuations with a significant number of out of state, multi state or intrastate and interstate issues including issues regarding moves of parents, and moving away. William Geary is admitted to the Ohio Bar, the bar for the Southern District of Ohio for Federal Court and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
David Shaver
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Fairfield County, OH Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(614) 547-7111 Pickerington, OH 43147
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Capital University Law School
Mr. Shaver is an experienced and aggressive attorney practicing primarily in the are of family and criminal law. He graduated in 1986 from Capital University law school (Magna Cum Laude) and is a member for Phi Beta Kappa from Denison University (also Magna Cum Laude). He has served as President of the Fairfield County Bar Association and as an Acting Judge in the Fairfield County Municipal Court. His public service includes being the Mayor of Pickerington and a city councilman. He also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem in Juvenile and Domestic cases.

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Jessica M Wood
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(614) 567-3031 503 S. High St.
Ste 205
Columbus, OH 43215
Divorce and Family
Capital University Law School
Although admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2010, Ms. Wood already has over 12 years of experience working on Domestic Relations cases. She began working at Edward F. Whipps & Associates in 2003 as a Legal Assistant and joined the firm as a full Associate in 2010. In 2014 she and Chelsea Long ventured out to create Wood & Long, LLC. As the child of divorced parents, Ms. Wood takes pleasure in assisting families in reaching amicable resolutions, while understanding that such a result is not always possible. When not working in the practice of law,...
Douglas George Houston Esq
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Greene County, OH Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(937) 431-9460 3938 Dayton-Xenia Rd.
Suite C
Beavercreek, OH 45432
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Dayton School of Law
Douglas G. Houston has been providing skilled legal representation to Miami Valley clients since 1995. Practice areas include Domestic Relations/Family Law including divorce, military divorce, dissolution, separation agreements, custody and support matters, private adoptions; Criminal Defense in all Ohio courts, including traffic, OVI/DUI, misdemeanors, felonies, drug cases, domestic violence and Federal offenses; Personal Injury cases including wrongful death, automobile accidents and dog bite cases as well as General Civil Litigation Have a skilled, successful and compassionate trial attorney provide you with personal representation in your important legal matter.
Jamie Campbell Manning
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(614) 597-1330 500 E. Whittier St. #6144
Columbus, 43206
Free ConsultationDivorce
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Jamie Campbell Manning is a respected divorce attorney with over 12 years experience. She practices solely in the area of divorce. Jamie was an endorsed candidate for Franklin County Domestic Court Judge in 2010 and has been in solo practice since 2005. Jamie earned her Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in 2001 and her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Rochester in 1998. Once divorced, Jamie is now happily married and the mother of a precocious toddler and an active infant.
Ellen Biscotti Rittgers
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Warren County, OH Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience
(513) 932-2115 12 E Warren St
Lebanon, OH 45036
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...
Anthony William Greco
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(614) 792-7800 6810 Caine Road
Cimmaron Plaza II
Columbus, OH 43235
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, DUI and Family
Capital University
The Law Office of Anthony W. Greco is committed to providing each and every Client with professional, aggressive and practical representation, while being sensitive to the Client’s unique concerns and goals. With more than 20 years of experience as a Columbus Ohio Divorce Attorney and Child Custody Lawyer, our “results driven” firm is equipped with the experience and attitude necessary to deal with each and every issue involved in Divorce, Dissolution, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Grandparent Custody or Visitation, as well as all other legal matters involved in any Family Law case. From the financially complex, “high asset”...
Jeffrey Lewis Esq
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(614) 384-2075 500 S. 4th St.
Columbus, OH 43206
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Real Estate
Ohio State University - Columbus
Recipient of the coveted "AV" 5.0 PREEMINENT highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell for more than the last decade and named by CEO Magazine for the last several years as one of Ohio's "Top Lawyers", Jeffrey M. Lewis is well known in the Central Ohio business, legal and political communities, and has developed a substantial trial practice in local, state and federal courts in areas as wide-ranging as business, environmental, employment, civil rights, criminal, real estate, creditors' rights, matrimonial/divorce and extraordinary remedies litigation to land use planning/zoning law. Mr. Lewis is a Dean's List graduate of Miami (Ohio) University (1978)...
Christopher J Tamms
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(614) 859-9529 5 West Main Street
Westerville, OH 43081
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Juvenile
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
I am a Family Law Attorney located in Columbus, Ohio. I strive to provide high quality yet affordable legal representation in all areas of domestic relations and juvenile law. A large part of my practice revolves around representing the interests of parents looking to establish meaningful relationships with their children particularly in cases where the parents were not married to each other. If I can be of service, please contact my office.
Jennifer Adrienne Nielsen
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(614) 505-5555 1675 Old Henderson Road
Columbus, OH 43220
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Ohio State University - Columbus
As a tough but compassionate attorney, I bring a unique set of skills to family law cases. I understand how difficult facing divorce, child custody disputes, or domestic violence can be, and am dedicated to providing each of my clients with zealous, caring representation throughout every stage of their case. I am committed to making myself available to address the needs of my clients and answer their questions, and will work hard for the most positive result in your case.
Anne Catherine Harvey Esq
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Warren County, OH Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(937) 436-0556 345 North Main Street Unit 2
Springboro, OH 45066
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Dayton
Anne Harvey grew up working-class and is the first of her family to complete a professional degree. The chip on her shoulder is fairly earned and is part of what drives her forward. She is fiercely independent, outspoken and will tell the truth to clients so they too can make their own decisions. Anne has sat on both sides of the desk and has been a client herself. Life is not fair; in America anyone can sue anyone for anything; but in the end, right will prevail.
Christopher L Wesner Esq.
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Greene County, OH Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(937) 775-1633 129 S Detroit Street
Xenia, OH 45385
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
University of Dayton
Chris Wesner is a tough, smart attorney focused on providing his clients with aggressive and ethical representation. Mr. Wesner is a former (and Current) Licensed physical therapist that has a unique prospective.
Chelsea L Long
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(614) 567-3031 503 S. High St.
Suite 205
Columbus, OH 43215
Divorce and Family
Capital University Law School
Chelsea Long graduated summa cum laude and third in her class from Capital University Law School in 2010, where she received her Juris Doctor. While attending Capital, Chelsea was a research assistant to Professor Susan M. Gilles, clerked for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, and externed for Judge Jeffrey Sutton in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She was a member of the Capital University Law Review as a staff member in her second year and as a Research Editor in her third year. Prior to law school, she attended Ohio University, where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Music History...
George Michael Wolfe Esq
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(614) 263-5297 3212 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43202
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Probate
Capital University Law School and Ohio State University - Columbus
I have had extensive trial experience since licensure in 1994. I handled thousands of criminal trials, hearings, probate estates, and divorce or custody related hearings. I can practice anywhere in Ohio and Federal court. My reviews under Wolfe Legal Services on Google and Avvo.com show only a fraction of the clients we have represented. Please contact me any time for a free phone consultation, or you can send a text message requesting a callback.
John Harold Bates Esq
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(614) 221-3630 495 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Capital University Law School
John Bates is a Columbus, Ohio based attorney who handles criminal defense, traffic, motor vehicle accident, child custody, divorce, and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. I practice in central Ohio, which includes Franklin, Delaware, Union, Knox, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, and Madison counties. I have been representing families and their legal needs since 1993. I represent clients at all levels of the Ohio state and federal court systems. With over 20+ years of legal and litigation experience, I am strongly qualified to handle your specific legal situation. As your attorney, I provide quality and affordable legal representation...
Jon Paul Rion
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Montgomery County, OH Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(937) 223-9133 130 W. Second Street
Suite 2150
Dayton, OH 45402
Free ConsultationDivorce, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Jon Paul Rion is in the Best Lawyers in America under the field of criminal law. He has tried in excess of one hundred (100) felony jury trials, including capital cases. He is president of Rion, Rion & Rion, L.P.A., Inc., a three-generation criminal defense law firm founded in 1938 by his grandfather. He is a Board of Director of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Rion is Board Certified in the field of criminal law and is also a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal...
Dorian Keith Baum
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Fairfield County, OH Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(740) 777-8673 123 South Broad Street
Suite 314
Lancaster, OH 43130
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Akron School of Law, University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Attorney Dorian Keith Baum grew up in Brush Prairie, WA, simultaneously graduating from Prairie High School and getting an Associates of Arts degree from Clark College. After graduation, he moved to Seattle, WA to attend the University of Washington, where he graduated with bachelor of arts degrees in both Philosophy and Sociology with a minor in Law, Societies, and Justice. Dorian then attended the University of Akron, School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree. While there, he was voted Secretary and Treasurer of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) and Vice President of the Akron chapter...
Frank Anthony Malocu Esq
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Montgomery County, OH Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(937) 461-0000 130 W 2nd St
Dayton, OH 45402
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Dayton School of Law
Frank A. Malocu is an Experienced, Successful Divorce, Family Law, Criminal Defense, OVI-DUI Defense, Traffic Law, Personal Injury, Car Accident Attorney-Lawyer who offers a Free Consultation, Affordable Fees and Payment Plans. Attorney Malocu is a well respected trial attorney who has handled numerous high profile criminal cases, complex divorces and serious personal injury claims. He has been interviewed by national and local news media, and he has argued in The Supreme Court of Ohio.

Attorney Malocu is a former Magistrate and is listed in Who's Who in American Law. He was invited into the prestigious...
Erika M. Smitherman
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(614) 222-4288 140 E. Town Street
Suite 1070
Columbus, OH 43215
Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Capital University
Erika M. Smitherman was born in Norwalk, Ohio and graduated from Norwalk High School in 1993. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University, with minors in both English and Philosophy. Ms. Smitherman remains active in the Ohio State Alumni Association. After graduating from Ohio State, Ms. Smitherman furthered her studies at Capital University Law School. After graduating from Capital in May 2000, she was sworn into the Ohio Bar in November 2000. ?Ms. Smitherman began employment at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in the Consumer Protection Section and later, she simultaneously...
William Randall Rock Esq
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Dayton, 45458
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Dayton School of Law
Legal matters can be intimidating, overwhelming and stressful. For over three decades I have had the privilege and satisfaction of helping people solve legal problems. Most who contact my office are experiencing difficult times and, therefore, legal representation must be competent, effective and conducted with intense enthusiasm and devotion to purpose. In a word, legal representation must be zealous. If you have a concern and seek professional legal advise, contact our office and schedule a FREE INITIAL and CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION to discuss your case. Our fees are reasonable, affordable and agreeable payment plans can...
Ehren Wesley Slagle Esq
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(614) 228-1144 21 East State Street, Suite 2300
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Family and Probate
Capital University Law School
While providing the personal attention of a small firm, our experience, knowledge of the law, qualified/trained staff, and cutting-edge technology, allow us to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services. We use prompt, effective communication and action to assist individuals and small businesses in resolving their legal needs. We provide tailored legal services for complex matters. We advise clients in all phases of their legal issues, including planning, strategies, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation. We utilize a network of affiliated professional consultants, including other attorneys, to provide our clients with specialized counsel in a wide variety...
Beverly Joy Farlow Esq
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Lawyer with 33 years experience
(614) 734-1270 270 Bradenton Avenue
Suite 100
Dublin, OH 43017
Divorce, Education, Employment and Family
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Beverly J. Farlow is the founding and principal attorney of Farlow & Associates. Since 1985, she and her skilled team of attorneys in Dublin have been protecting the rights of their clients. Their decades of in-depth legal experience has equipped them with the tools and knowledge they need to fight for you. Whether you are going through a divorce, need legal assistance as a school employee, or have been accused of a crime, they can handle all that and more. They are exceedingly proficient in a vast range of practice areas and have a long track record of success that...
Dean Edward Hines Esq
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Franklin County, OH Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(614) 228-2680 33 N. Third Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Our firm provides representation in regards to: Family Law, Domestic Relations/juvenile matters, Federal and State taxation, and numerous civil related business matters. Our practice areas and philosophy are fully detailed in my website www.deanhines.com. We have offices in Dayton and Columbus, Ohio. Our firm serves all counties in Southwest and Central Ohio. We pride ourselves in providing aggressive and conscientious representation taking into account the needs and goals of our clients. I have a BV rating from Martindale Hubbell which is an attorney rating service in which you are graded by your peers. We are committed...
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Fayette County Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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Wilmington, OH


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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.