Brunswick, Ohio Family Lawyers

Brunswick, OH Family Law Lawyer
(330) 225-7220 3695 Center Rd
Brunswick, OH 44212
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Brunswick, OH Family Law Attorney
(330) 220-3113 3660 Center Rd
Brunswick, OH 44212
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Brunswick, OH Family Law Lawyer
(330) 225-7220 3695 Center Rd
Brunswick, OH 44212
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Brunswick, OH Family Law Attorney
(330) 273-3450 3695 Center Rd
Brunswick, OH 44212
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Brunswick, OH Family Law Lawyer
(330) 225-1491 111 Pearl Rd
Brunswick, OH 44212
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Ronald R. Stanley
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Medina, OH Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(330) 952-1415 3637 Medina Road
Unit 5
Medina, OH 44256
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
Cleveland State University
With over 40 years of experience I have seen your legal issue. I always try to avoid legalese and talk to clients in words they can understand. I believe that it is also important to ask the client what they expect/want to happen and make that the joint goal, if at all possible. If this is not possible, explain why not before the client retains and determine what is acceptable as a goal.
Andrew Main Parker Esq
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Medina, OH Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(330) 725-4114 600 E Smith Rd
Medina, OH 44256
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning, Nursing Home and Traffic Tickets
The University of Toledo College of Law
For nearly fifteen years Andrew's practice has focused primarily on divorce, child custody, child support, serious felonies, misdemeanors, DUI/OVI, drafting complex trusts, and general litigation. Andrew is known for his tough, but compassionate demeanor that instills confidence in his clients and puts them at ease.

Andrew gained admission to the Ohio State Bar Association after graduating from Law School at the University of Toledo in 2003. He earned his undergraduate degree from John Carroll University.

Andrew is a past president of the Medina County Bar Association and has previously served as the association’s president-elect, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. Andrew is a...
Andrea L. Burdell-Ware
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Medina, OH Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(330) 721-9303 420 N. Court St.
Medina, OH 44256
Family and Divorce
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Medina attorney providing aggressive representation and honest, fair advice for divorce, dissolution and child custody. Get information before it is too late to plan your options.
John Zalic Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(216) 218-2015 7515 Pearl Rd. Ste. 206
Cleveland, OH 44130
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Over 25 years experience practicing law. My practice consist in large part of divorce, dissolution, custody, modifications and appeals in domestic relations and Juvenile courts in Northern Ohio, including Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, and Lake Counties.
Thomas L Erb Jr
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Medina, OH Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(330) 368-4499 803 E Washington
Suite 110
Medina, OH 44256
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Juvenile
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Thomas Erb Jr. is an experienced attorney focused primarily on the areas of domestic relations, criminal, and juvenile law. This includes working with cases involving divorce, child support, child custody, serious felonies, misdemeanors, and DUI/OVI. His experience includes bench and jury trials, negotiated settlements, and contested hearings. Tom is known for his tough, effective approach that gets results for his clients. Tom was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2012 after earning his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and English from the University of Akron in 2003 and 2009, respectively. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Case...
Michele P Sherrin
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Medina, OH Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(330) 421-6399 Number 5 Public Square
Medina, OH 44256
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Akron
Attorney Michele Sherrin has been assisting clients in the area of Family Law in Ohio since 1992. This includes Divorce, Dissolution, custody matters, visitation matters, child support, Grandparent Issues, and Domestic Violence. Attorney Sherrin serves Medina County and Wayne County Ohio. Attorney Sherrin is a graduate of the University of Akron School of Law. Michele Sherrin is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Medina County Bar Association, and Wayne County Bar Association.
Mr Thomas A Kelly
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Strongsville, OH Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(440) 846-0000 11221 Pearl Road
Suite 5
Strongsville, OH 44136
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Municipal
Cleveland State University
As of November 2014 I will have been engaged as a full time practitioner for forty years. Over those years I have had the opportunity to represent clients in a wide variety of cases of many stripes. Plainly I have learned that giving my clients good counsel and wise advice based on reliable information is the best path to securing a result that is the best of the available outcomes.
Jeffrey J Lutz
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Strongsville, OH Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(440) 572-2102 Albion Place, Suite A-2
10950 Pearl Rd
Strongsville, OH 44136
Family, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Mary Beth Corrigan Esq
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Medina, OH Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(330) 723-5570 315 East Washington Street
Medina, OH 44256
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Juvenile
Cleveland State University
Nick Hanek
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Medina, OH Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(330) 558-1743 420 North Court Street
Medina, OH 44256
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Social Security Disability
University of Akron School of Law
Maureen Fiorilli Zito Esq
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Strongsville, OH Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(440) 572-5291 11005 Pearl Rd
Strongsville, OH 44136
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Peter Andrew Russell Esq
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Strongsville, OH Family Law Lawyer
(440) 572-2100 10950 Pearl Road, Suite A2
Strongsville, OH 44136
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Steve Bailey Esq
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Medina, OH Family Law Attorney
(330) 723-4140 60 Public Square
Medina, OH 44256
Family, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
Denise Rini Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(440) 668-9209 600 Detroit
Cleveland, OH 44145
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Cleveland State University
I was elected in November 2012 and was seated on January 1, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Cuyahoga County area, growing up in Maple Heights until the age of 12, and moving to Lyndhurst where I reside today. I attended public school, graduating from Brush High School in 1975.
I have a daughter, Michelle, and understands how difficult raising a child can be as a single parent.
After Michelle graduated from college, I pursued a degree at Baldwin Wallace University and earned a degree in Human Services while working as a private investigator and a freelance designer in advertising.
I worked as...
Corinne Hoover Six
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Cuyahoga Falls, OH Family Law Lawyer
(330) 922-4491 527 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Akron School of Law
Corinne Hoover Six is the lead attorney of Hoover Kacyon, LLC's Family Law Practice Group and focuses her practiceexclusively on family law issues, including divorce, child custody and adoption.

Corinne knew from a very young age that she was destined to be an attorney. The daughter of Judge Kim R. Hoover and the granddaughter of the late Attorney Orval R. Hoover, Corinne grew up in a family that excelled in the legal field and taught her the value of helping others through difficult legal issues. Now, Corinne has carried on that family tradition, along with her brother, Attorney Tad...
Eric Valente
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Brecksville, OH Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(440) 792-6777 7650 Chippewa Road
Suite 214
Brecksville, OH 44141
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Toledo
Eric Valente, JD, MBA, is an attorney and founding member of Valente Law, LLC. He studied business administrations and earned his MBA while attending law school at the University of Toledo. Eric began his career doing business litigation at J.W. Krueger & Associates, LLC, where he still maintains an office. Eric has always had a creative, entrepreneurial spirit, and estate planning and business counseling provides him with the opportunity to engage these interests while helping clients achieve their goals. Eric's focus areas are estate planning (Wills, Trusts, Healthcare Planning), Probate Administration and Business Law. Eric is a...
Joseph Kacyon
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Cuyahoga Falls, OH Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(330) 922-4491 527 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Akron School of Law
Attorney Joe Kacyon is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Pennsylvania and is a member of the Akron Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Attorney Kacyon represents clients in a variety of legal matters. The attorneys at his firm, Hoover Kacyon LLC can represent clients in most of their cases. Hoover Kacyon has divorce attorneys, criminal attorneys, probate and estate attorneys, adoption attorneys, bankruptcy attorneys and more.
Tad Hoover
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Cuyahoga Falls, OH Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(330) 922-4491 527 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Akron School of Law
Tad has focused extensively on Domestic Relations matters. In this role, Tad has counseled clients through high asset divorce cases, domestic custody and visitation matters, out-of-state and foreign custody disputes, and has successfully both brought and defended contempt actions and civil protection orders. Tad has handled both high asset divorce cases from the inception to completion at trial, and has also successfully minimized court involvement for his clients through negotiating advantageous settlements.

Along with developing his Domestic Relations practice, Tad has also gained considerable experience as a trial lawyer in criminal and traffic matters. Tad is experienced in negotiating desirable plea...
Rachel Lynn Smick
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Cuyahoga Falls, OH Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(330) 922-4491 527 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Akron School of Law
Attorney Rachel Lynn Smick is a family law litigator, as well as an experienced trial lawyer in matters of personal injury, probate law, and real estate matters.

Rachel first joined the prior named firm of Joseph A. Kacyon & Associates in 2015. Now, at Hoover Kacyon, LLC, Rachel focuses extensively on Domestic Relations matters. In this role, Rachel counsels clients through high asset divorce cases, complex domestic custody and visitation matters, out-of-state and foreign custody disputes, and has successfully both brought and defended contempt actions. Rachel has handled high asset divorce cases, high conflict custody and visitation matters, and post-decree matters...
Stephen Daray
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Westlake, OH Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(440) 482-0801 905 Canterbury Road
Suite E
Westlake, OH 44145-7210
Family and Divorce
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Divorce and family law attorney Stephen E.S. Daray established his Cleveland area law office to help clients get past the emotional and legal issues related to a divorce. Residents in and around metropolitan Cleveland, and throughout the state of Ohio and beyond, have trusted Stephen's ability to resolve or litigate a contentious divorce or assist in arriving at an amicable dissolution. His experience is combined with a commitment to improved technology will provide you with confidence, convenience and efficiency. Mr. Daray is a member of various bar associations (having served on the board of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Family Law...
Gary Okin Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Cleveland State University
Certified Family Law Specialist, Gary Okin represents clients in matters of divorce, child custody, domestic violence, adoption and any other family law matters. Recognized as a Super Lawyer, Gary has consistently earned the highest ratings in the legal industry. Gary is admitted to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court and the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Gary is a contributor to several journals and Continuing Legal Education seminars. He is one of the first attorneys to be designated a Certified Specialist in the area of Domestic Relations Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.
Thomas A. McCormack
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
The Superior Building, Suite 1915
815 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
My goal in family law, divorce, child custody and related matters is to prevent problems and resolve issues in ways that cause the least conflict and cost for my clients. I welcome people who want to understand and have a voice in their case. Why? Participation is essential to constructively settling issues and moving forward in a positive direction. After thirty years in practice --more than seven of them as a trial magistrate hearing family law cases-- I offer strong advocacy and thorough knowledge of how the law and the courts work. In addition, I have an intense commitment to children's...
Daniel Frank Gigiano Esq
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Wadsworth, OH Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(330) 336-3330 102 Main St
Ste. 200
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Attorney Gigiano has practiced law since 1993 and has been the owner of Daniel F. Gigiano Co., L.P.A. since 2002. He provides aggressive and experienced legal representation for family law, criminal defense, juvenile law, personal injury, bankruptcy, probate and estate planning. Because he provides legal representation in a number of area, he can meet all the legal needs of his clients. By building a trusted relationship with his clients, he becomes a valuable resource for his clients in an important way: if the client has a legal need that Attorney Gigiano does not handle, Attorney Gigiano...
Russell Moorhead Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(216) 344-3800 614 W Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Consumer and Landlord Tenant
University of Akron School of Law
I have a wide variety of experience coming from my practice in many different areas of law . I have done everything from drafting deeds for my clients to representing them in adoption cases and working with them while they purchased their first homes. I have handled many cases of many different types over the years some of the very unusual to the common. They were all as important to me as they are important to you. I have had wide experience representing single individuals , married couples, retirees, students, and a large variety of small businesses, restaurants, salons,...
Wesley Buchanan
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Akron, OH Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(330) 249-1778 195 South Main Street
Suite 202
Akron, OH 44308
Family, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
University of Akron
Mr. Buchanan created the firm in 2013 to advocate for clients. He has advocated for numerous clients and taken care of their legal needs.
Prior to that, Mr. Buchanan graduated from Heidelberg University with his Bachelor’s degree in Economics, with minors in Finance and Communications. At Heidelberg, Mr. Buchanan had the opportunity to study Economics at the New College at Oxford. In addition, Mr. Buchanan was Station Manager of WHEI 88.9FM.
In 2004, Mr. Buchanan created Buchanan Insurance and Financial Group. Mr. Buchanan helped his financial clients as a licensed insurance and financial services...
Kenneth Jude Cahill Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Cleveland State University
Protecting dependent, neglected and abused children was the role of Family Law attorney Kenneth Cahill at the Lake County Prosecutor’s Juvenile Division representing the Lake County Department of Jobs & Family Services. Practicing Family Law since 1991, Ken Cahill started first as an Assistant Lake County Prosecutor enforcing and modifying child support orders before joining the Lake County Prosecutors Juvenile Division. Ken has also prosecuted criminal cases against juvenile offenders. In 1993, he commenced his private practice primarily focusing on Family Law before joining Dworken & Bernstein in 2000. Ken Cahill has frequently lectured on several topics...
John Sivinski Esq
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(800) 641-1970 20545 Center Ridge Rd, Ste. 215
Rocky River, OH 44116
Free ConsultationRocky River, OH Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
With more than twenty years experience as a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs who have been injured by the misconduct or negligence of another, or who suffered a workplace injury, Mr. Sivinski concentrates his practice in personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, products liability, asbestos-related injuries and labor law and has tried in excess of 50 cases to verdict, including five multi-million dollar verdicts. Mr. Sivinski's reputation as a skilled and sophisticated litigator has enabled him to negotiate settlements in excess of $100 Million Dollars for injured clients. Mr. Sivinski has also achieved national recognition for his widespread work on...
Casey Cramer
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Fairlawn, OH Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(330) 780-7460 P.O. Box 5419
Fairlawn, OH 44334
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Toledo
Attorney Casey Cramer is the owner and creator of Cramer Law Firm LTD. Attorney Cramer believes in the "Essence of Compassion" and planned on forming a law firm which focuses on compassion for its clients. In 2014, Attorney Cramer was recognized for her commitment to clients and was awarded "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers. "Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and...
Susan Miller Weaver Esq
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Fairview Park, OH Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(216) 373-2555 21380 Lorain Road, Suite 201
Fairview Park, OH 44126
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Cleveland State University
As a Cleveland divorce attorney, Susan M. Weaver has over 30 years of experience in the Northeast Ohio county court systems. This experience, coupled with a prior career in social work has given Susan the insight and sensitivity to understand her client’s needs. Whether you are looking for a divorce attorney, a seasoned child custody advocate, or you simply need help with parenting, visitation and support issues, Susan has the expertise to help you. Divorce and custody battles are emotionally charged issues for everyone involved. Susan is a skilled advocate who can cut through the emotional fog and help you...
Lindsay K. Nickolls
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(440) 710-0988 4785 Memphis Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44144
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Cleveland State University
The Nickolls Law Firm, LLC is a Northeast Ohio Family Law Firm dedicated to advocating for families and resolving complicated and unique family issues, including divorce, child custody, alimony, property division, child support, prenuptial agreements, guardian ad litem services, mediation services, and post decree litigation.
Frances Fitzgerald Allington Esq
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Fairview Park, Ohio , OH Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(440) 356-1100 21300 Lorain Road
Fairview Park, Ohio , OH 44126
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Frances Fitzgerald Allington, Esq. is an Ohio attorney who, having been a licensed real estate broker for twenty-two years prior to forming her law practice, deals largely with real estate law and litigation. This is not to the exclusion, however, of family law, business law and and general civil litigation. While best known for complex real estate litigation, Frances Allington presents her clients with a wide array of services and options for representation, and is always welcoming new clients. Ms. Allington has been a member of the Ohio Bar and in private practice since 1997, and earned her...
P. Lynn Seifert
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Richfield, OH Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(330) 714-2225 Suite A
Richfield, OH 44286
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Akron School of Law
Lynn is an attorney with more than 14 years of experience and a mediator that focuses on family issues. She is also trained in the area of Collaborative Divorce, a process for obtaining a Divorce without litigation. Lynn's experience includes working as a mediator for the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court and the Summit County Juvenile Court, and as an Assistant County Prosecutor in Cuyahoga County in the Children and families Division.
Michael J. Wartko
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Akron, OH Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(330) 835-3854 1653 Merriman Rd., Suite 114
Akron, OH 44313
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Mr. Wartko was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. He attended high school at Archbishop Hoban in Akron, Ohio before entering the political science program at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. While at the university, Mr. Wartko was a member of the mock trial program and an executive council member of the Beta Iota chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity. Upon graduation, Mr. Wartko attended Western Michigan University's, Thomas M. Cooley Law School. While in law school, Mr. Wartko interned for a family law practice, where he first gained an interest in the area of...
Anna Marie Parise Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
148 W. 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Anna M. Parise’s legal practice includes domestic relations, divorce, family law, child support, spousal support, and custody. Anna is also frequently appointed by trial courts in Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake Counties as guardian ad litem to protect the interests of children. Formerly with a small boutique firm specializing in labor law, Anna joined Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. in 2005 becoming partner in 2015.
Alyssa Recek
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Cuyahoga Falls, OH Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(330) 922-4491 527 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Juvenile
University of Akron School of Law
Alyssa Marie Recek is an attorney of Hoover Kacyon LLC. Alyssa graduated from the University of Akron in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. Ms. Recek then graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in 2016 with her Juris Doctor and is currently finishing her course work for her Masters in Business Administration, also at the University of Akron. Alyssa is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Akron Bar Association.

As an attorney, Alyssa focuses her practice on family law, representing individuals in Divorce and Dissolution matters, as well as custody and visitation matters....
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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.