Butler County Family Lawyers

Compare 145 top rated Ohio attorneys serving Butler County.
Tonya VanBenschoten
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(513) 448-4099 9078 Union Centre Blvd. Suite 350
West Chester, OH 45069
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatButler County, OH Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Mr. Monte Kenneth Snyder Esq
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Butler County, OH Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(513) 423-8912 6501 Germantown Road
Lot 41
Middletown, OH 45042
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Dayton
I am available to Dayton area clients at 4130 Linden Avenue, Claypool Building, Suite 304, Dayton, Ohio, courtesy of my good friend, R. Jason Howard, (by appointment only) I'm always available by phone & email. As a solo practitioner, you deal only with me, no paralegals or assistants. This allows me to provide a personal touch to your legal representation other law firms only promise but are unable to deliver. The attorney/client relationship is a team effort. Your active participation in your case is essential for effective representation. Suggestions, questions & ideas are welcome & encouraged at Monte...
Frank Schiavone IV
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Butler County, OH Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(513) 588-2778 9078 Union Centre Blvd Suite 350
West Chester, OH 45069
Offers Video ChatFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University
Frank Schiavone IV (Frank Schiaovne Jr) at Schiavone Law Firm serves the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton area and is committed to delivering successful outcomes. Whether your needs are family law, criminal law, or personal injury law Frank Schavone IV is dedicated to serving your needs and delivering justice. Frank Schiavone IV at Schiavone Law Firm has a proven track record of delivering positive results for their clients, while providing them with the commitment, care, and compassion needed during difficult times.

Frank Schiavone IV was awarded his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Cooley Law School in 2010. Frank Schiavone IV received a...
Mark Edward Godbey Esq
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Butler County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(513) 777-1701 8050 Beckett Center Dr. Suite 322
West Chester, OH 45069
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Donald Moser Esq
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Butler County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(513) 844-1960 1040 Symmes Rd
Fairfield, OH 45014
Family and Divorce
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Family Law Practice for over 25 years in Butler County. Practice dedicated to family and marital law, representing clients for matters related to marriage, family, and children. Practice includes preparing Wills and other estate planning for clients. (Prior to 1994, additional years of law practice with various law firms.)

Fully trained and qualified as collaborative law lawyer since 2002. Court experience includes co-counsel for three capital murder cases, civil and criminal jury trials. Other experience includes thousands of civil and other court hearings, numerous consultations and representation of clients with varied legal matters and concerns. ...
Jeffrey Steven Hale
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Butler County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(513) 785-0800 9078 Union Centre Blvd
Suite 350
West Chester, OH 45069
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
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.
Charles Anthony McKinney Esq
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Butler County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
6730 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 306
Middletown, OH 45005
Free ConsultationFamily, Civil Rights and Divorce
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.
Daniel Gehr Esq
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Butler County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(513) 737-4347 1040 Symmes Road
Fairfield, OH 45014
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Adam Robert Fogelman
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Butler County, OH Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(513) 443-8850 6 Second Street
KeyBank Building, Suite 207
Hamilton, OH 45011
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Toledo
Rocky G. Ball Jr.
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Butler County, OH Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(513) 424-1660 1081 N. University Blvd. Ste B
Middletown, OH 45042
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Dayton School of Law
•National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40, Martindale Hubbell BV Distinguished Rated, AVVO Superb Rated & Client’s Choice Designation
Paris Kent Ellis Esq
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Butler County, OH Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(513) 423-0194 300 North Main Street
Suite 600
Middletown, OH 45042
Family, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Whether in need of an assertive criminal defense attorney or a strong family law mediator, my Ohio clients have been turning to Paris K. Ellis, Attorney at Law since 1983. Armed with more than 30 years of experience, my priority is to protect your immediate interests and future opportunities. I have also earned a BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for my professionalism and ethics.

I attended Miami University to obtain my Bachelor's in Accounting. I then furthered my education by attending North Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase, College of Law.

Criminal defense is a particular strength and a big part...
Ched Hagen Peck Esq
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Butler County, OH Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(513) 601-5189 616 Dayton Street
Hamilton, OH 45011
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Experienced in Family Law, Divorce Law, and Criminal Defense, The Peck Law Office provides excellent representation at affordable rates. Schedule a free consultation today.
Michael Honerlaw Esq
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Butler County, OH Family Law Attorney
(513) 342-1853 7770 West Chester Road
West Chester, OH 45069
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
I have been a practicing attorney focusing on all types of injury cases (automobile accidents, products liability, workers' compensation, etc.), wills and estates, probate, social security disability and domestic relations cases for over 30 years. I have extensive experience in all of those areas and have an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell for over 17 years--the highest rating an attorney may have. I am a member of the American and Ohio Associations for Justice as well as a member of local bar associations.
John Maurice Holcomb Esq
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Butler County, OH Family Law Lawyer
(513) 892-8251 6 S 2nd St
Suite 311
Hamilton, OH 45011
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Traci Combs-Valerio Esq
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Butler County, OH Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(513) 829-9999 1248 NILLES ROAD, SUITE 7
Fairfield, OH 45014
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Dayton School of Law
Robert F. Wessel Esq
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Butler County, OH Family Law Lawyer
(513) 863-0083 6 S 2nd St
Hamilton, OH 45011
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Courtney Noel Caparella Esq
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Butler County, OH Family Law Attorney
(513) 942-7222 4841A Rialto Road
West Chester, OH 45069
Family, Business, Divorce and Juvenile
Jeffrey G. Holcomb Esq
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Butler County, OH Family Law Attorney
(513) 863-6600 616 Dayton Street
Hamilton, OH 45011
Family and Divorce
Butler County, OH Family Law Attorney
(513) 867-1411 315 S Front St
Hamilton, OH 45011
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Butler County, OH Family Law Lawyer
(513) 867-1411 315 S Front St
Hamilton, OH 45011
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Olivia Kathleen Smith Esq
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Hamilton County, OH Family Law Attorney
(513) 771-2444 123 Boggs Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
Daryle C. Tibbs
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Hamilton County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(513) 793-7544 1329 E. Kemper Rd.
#4230
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Family, Estate Planning, Juvenile and Probate
Capital University Law School and Xavier University
Daryle C. Tibbs is a proud graduate of William Mason High School. She received her bachelor's degree from Miami University in 2006, her master's degree from Xavier University in 2007, and her juris doctor from Capital University in 2010. Daryle C. Tibbs received her Ohio license in May 2010 and her Kentucky license in May 2016.
Ellen Biscotti Rittgers
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Warren County, OH Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(513) 932-2115 12 E Warren St
Lebanon, OH 45036
Family and Divorce
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...
Sallie Anne Conyers Esq
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Warren County, OH Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(513) 900-8858 5300 Socialville Foster Rd.
Suite 140
Mason, OH 45040
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Sallie Conyers has been practicing law for 18 years after attending Salmon P. Chase College of Law and earning her BA from Miami University. Sallie has diverse experience in many different areas of law, including all aspects of Creditors’ Rights litigation, Labor and Employment, Contracts, Corporate matters and Workers’ Compensation. She spent several years in Business Administration, Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management although her primary practice area has always been in Domestic Relations, Estate Planning/Administration. This is a natural focus as she prefers those areas of law that require a more personal approach. Sallie is licensed...
H. Leon Hewitt
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Hamilton County, OH Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(513) 826-4408 300 E Business Way, Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Family, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
University of Dayton School of Law
H. Leon Hewitt has always had a passion to be of service to others. Over his 19 years of legal practice he recognizes that every case is different with its own set of problems but also its own set of solutions. Attorney Hewitt believes that listening is a skill that is key to helping clients achieve their goals. He will always be a fierce advocate in representing your case and believes in positive client outcome. Prior to entering the field of law, he worked for over twenty years as a licensed pharmacist. He has volunteered his time as a Big...
John G Banner Esq
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Hamilton County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
1136 Clifton Hills Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Free ConsultationFamily, Administrative, Business and Estate Planning
Georgetown University Law Center
I provide my clients with direct and individual legal representation. Your matter is handled by me personally, and not by a law clerk or by a paralegal. I offer a practical approach to the practice of law which is results-oriented. Achieving the desired outcome of your legal matter is my goal, in a timely and cost efficient manner. I welcome the opportunity to be of service to you. The wealth of my legal experience will hopefully guide you through your situation in reaching a successful resolution.
Sierra D Causey
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Hamilton County, OH Family Law Attorney
(513) 793-7544 1329 E. Kemper Rd. #4230
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Family and Divorce
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...
Maury White Esq
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Warren County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(513) 770-4350 5750 Gateway Blvd.
Suite102
Mason, OH 45040
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
OSBA Certified Family Law Specialist Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Lecturer and Author of Collaborative Process and Conflict Resolution
Ryan L. DeBra
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Hamilton County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(513) 429-2223 4010 Executive Park Drive
Suite 240
Cincinnati , OH 45241
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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
Michael Owen Finnigan Jr
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Hamilton County, OH Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(513) 400-4204 9475 Kenwood Road
Suite 12
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Jordan Arielle D'Addario
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Hamilton County, OH Family Law Attorney
(513) 793-7544 1329 E. Kemper Rd
#4230
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Stephen King Esq
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Hamilton County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(513) 793-2353 9370 Main Street
Suite A
Montgomery, OH 45242
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Stephen R. King is a partner and one of the noteworthy Cincinnati family law attorneys at King, Koligian & Associates, LLC. His decision to become a lawyer stemmed from his desire to interact and help people with their predicament. After receiving his law degree at the University of Cincinnati, Attorney King has focused his practice on family law litigation, including collaborative law. His passion for his work and clients earned him the title of outstanding lawyer in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s edition of Who’s Who in Greater Cincinnati Law. Discuss your case with Attorney King when you call (513) 793-2353.
Lisa Marie Wenzel Esq
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Warren County, OH Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(513) 260-3635 7588 Central Parke Boulevard
Suite 127
Mason, OH 45040
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and DUI
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Lisa Wenzel, criminal defense attorney in Ohio and Kentucky, understands your worries and frustrations. Due to her extensive training and experience in criminal law, she knows exactly what's needed to defend your case successfully, and she has the passion and caring to make sure your rights are fully protected.
Jennifer S. Mullins
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(513) 428-2925 4555 Lake Forest Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Free ConsultationHamilton County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
Family and Divorce
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...
Philip Allan Logan Esq
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Hamilton County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(513) 793-4400 9000 Plainfield Rd
Suite B
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Eric David Bender Esq
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Hamilton County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(513) 891-5630 9764 Kenwood Rd
Blue Ash, OH 45242
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Cincinnati College of Law
I am a solo practitioner in Blue Ash, in northeastern Hamilton County. With over 20 years’ experience, most as a solo attorney, I have handled a wide range of legal matters. I have lectured at several professional seminars in domestic relations and probate issues. I am comfortable practicing in multiple Ohio counties.
Kristine L Tammaro
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Warren County, OH Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(513) 466-8307 991 Reading Road Suite 7
Mason, OH 45040
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
After graduating New England School of Law, magna cum laude, Kristine clerked for a year with the Massachusetts Superior Court, and then joined the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney primarily in the Appellate Unit. During her 4 year tenure at the District Attorney’s Office, Kristine argued more than 60 cases before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Massachusetts Appeals Court. Kristine then spent 2 years as Agency Counsel for the Massachusetts Parole Board where she specialized in civil litigation and employment law. An experienced litigator, Kristine has a general practice representing both individual and business...
Gabriel P. Moorman
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Warren County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(513) 228-6024 212 N. Broadway Street
Lebanon, OH 45036
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Compassionate, knowledgeable legal representation. Top 40 Under 40 Super Lawyers Rising Star Mr. Moorman is a Beavercreek native and a graduate of Carroll High School. He practices in the areas of Family Law (Domestic Relations) and Criminal Defense. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton, where he was awarded the President's Scholarship and was named to the Dean's Honors List. Gabe attended law school on a merit scholarship at the University of Cincinnati, College of Law, where he was named to the Dean's Honors List. While at UC, Gabe was president of the Intellectual Property Legal Society and a...
William Scott Russell
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Warren County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(513) 228-0407 223 N. Broadway Street
Lebanon, OH 45036
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Dayton School of Law
Our law firm was established in 2016 by attorney W. Scott Russell, who has been handling family law cases since graduating from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2004. He began his legal career as an associate for a prestigious Cincinnati attorney before joining another prominent law firm as a partner in 2011, and ultimately forming his own law firm. W. Scott Russell has received many honors over the course of his career, including being listed in Super Lawyers and being named a Top 40 family lawyer under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates.
Sarah Elizabeth Michel
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Hamilton County, OH Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(513) 793-7544 1329 E. Kemper Rd. #4230
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
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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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