Kenton County, Kentucky Family Lawyers
After Law School, Tom served as owner’s representative and in-house counsel for real estate developer Othello Partners, Inc. in Seattle, Washington. He served as lead in the construction of the 355 unit apartment building, The Station at Othello Park. Returning from Seattle, Tom worked as a solo-practitioner for five years prior to co-founding Rauf & Smith.
A 1999 graduate of Covington Latin...
I help Clients in Campbell County, Kenton County and Boone County KY.
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Covington, KY 41011
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
In law school she began working with Russell & Ireland Law Group and was promoted to an attorney position shortly after passing the bar in Kentucky where she is currently licensed.
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.
Tonya has been a member of the Kentucky National Guard since 2001. For the first seven years she worked as a military...
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Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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