Cleveland, Ohio Family Lawyers

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We serve Lake County, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Ashtabula Counties. We are often serving clients in local municipal courts as well as the county courts. We strive to understand each clients unique needs in... Read More »
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Gary Okin Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Cleveland State University
Gary S. Okin is certified as a specialist in Family Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. His focus includes divorce and dissolution, child custody, support and alimony, domestic violence, litigation & appeals, adoption and juvenile law. Gary Okin 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.
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...
Eric Valente
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Brecksville, OH Family Law Attorney with 6 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...
Russell Moorhead Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 33 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,...
Thomas A. McCormack
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 39 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...
Susan Miller Weaver Esq
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Fairview Park, OH Family Law Attorney with 38 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...
Kenneth Jude Cahill Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 27 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...
Erin Adams Armstrong Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(216) 385-2519 17407 Lorain Avenue
Suite 207
Cleveland, OH 44111
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Simon Wynn Johnson
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Beachwood, OH Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(440) 477-6075 23811 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 227
Chagrin Plaza East
Beachwood, OH 44122
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Cleveland State University
Simon W. Johnson operates a full service, general practice law firm where he continually strives to provide premier service to satisfied clients at affordable rates.
Joseph Justin Triscaro Esq
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Solon, OH Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(440) 248-8811 30505 Bainbridge Road
Suite 225
Solon, OH 44139
Family, Business, Criminal and Insurance Claims
Cleveland State University
Joseph J. Triscaro recently teamed up with Robert P. DeMarco to form the law firm of DeMarco & Triscaro, Ltd. After graduating from John Carroll University and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, cum laude, Mr. Triscaro passed the Ohio and Florida bar exams, and was admitted to practice law in both states the same year. While attending law school Mr. Triscaro earned the Spangenberg Trial Practice Award, and CALI Excellence for the Future Award in trial advocacy. Joseph J. Triscaro has a general legal practice with particular emphasis in civil litigation, business litigation, criminal defense, family law, probate and personal injury. During his...
Anna M. Petronzio Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(216) 381-3400 5001 Mayfield Rd, Ste. 201
Cleveland, OH 44124
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
Anna emphasizes her practice in the areas of divorce, family law and estate planning. Anna is a founding member of The Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals and a member of the Collaborative Practice Group of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy. Anna is also a certified family law mediator. Anna practices in the courts of Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake Counties.
Andrew Douglas Jones
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Independence, OH Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(844) 227-7566 6100 Oak Tree Blvd., Ste. 200
Independence, OH 44131
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Anna Marie Parise Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 20 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.
Thomas Inglesby Perotti Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(216) 881-1200 600 Superior Avenue
Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44113
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Our law office understands that when people hire an attorney, they need immediate help. We take the time to listen to all their concerns and to get all the facts about their case. We provide thorough research into the legal matter to make sure there are no surprises that can affect the outcome. Don’t let your legal situation get worse, call or email us today for a consultation.
Jason F. Barr
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Independence, OH Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(216) 586-5437 6100 Oak Tree Blvd
Ste 200
Independence, OH 44131
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
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.
Michael David Shroge Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Lawyer
(216) 861-0804 55 Public Square
Suite 2222
Cleveland, OH 44113
Family, Business, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Mr. Shroge initially gained experience as a partner of one of Cleveland's premier Medical Malpractice defense firms followed by becoming Associate Counsel for The Cleveland Clinic. With over a decade of experience in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury cases, Mr. Shroge has established himself as a respected attorney both in and out of the courtroom. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association. He is an alumnus of Cleveland State University ('96) and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law ('00). His expertise has garnered him respect throughout the legal community and over the years he has been selected...
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...
John Zalic Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Lawyer with 27 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.
Heather R. Johnston
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Middleburg Heights, OH Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
7530 Lucerne Drive
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Florida
Karen S Ireland-Phillips Esq
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Beachwood, OH Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(216) 696-5530 P. O. Box 22604
Beachwood, OH 44122
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Cleveland State University
Tenacious and practical attorney dedicated to working with you to fulfill your legal needs. Free initial consultation; just call to schedule.
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.
David Lash Esq
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Beachwood, OH Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(216) 464-9950 23811 Chagrin Blvd
Beachwood, OH 44122
Family, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Personal Injury
Cleveland State University
David Lash has been a lifelong resident of the Cleveland Heights/Beachwood, Ohio area. He graduated from Cleveland Heights High School and attended college at Ohio University, majoring in psychology. After graduation from Ohio University, David worked his way through Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and became a licensed attorney November 4, 1977. David has been practicing law for more than 33 years. He developed a robust general law practice assisting clients with their legal concerns. His principal areas of practice include foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, divorce/custody/domestic relations, personal injury, and criminal/traffic/municipal court law. He also does...
Brian Urban Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(216) 241-4244 55 Public Square, Suite 2001
Cleveland, OH 44113
Family and Divorce
Cleveland State University
Brian M. Urban is a certified specialist in family relations law in Ohio. Brian is the senior member of Urban & Pozzuto LLC, located in Cleveland, Ohio, where he offers multiple resolution alternatives to litigation --- including collaborative process --- to his family law clients. Brian is a founding member of the Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals, a non-profit organization of attorneys and allied professionals committed to maximizing the benefits of the collaborative divorce option. He previously served as the President of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy, a non-profit organization of attorneys and allied professionals who are...
John James Ready Esq
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Westlake, OH Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(440) 871-4000 905 Canterbury Rd
Westlake, OH 44145
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Estate Planning
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
John J. Ready is a Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law, a charter member of The Center for Principled Family Advocacy, a member of the Cuyahoga County Guardian Ad Litem Program, and a frequent lecturer on continuing legal education topics. John J. Ready & Associates is a result-oriented firm that understands the nature of the financial, emotional, and relationship issues that arise during, and after, the termination of the marriage and offers a variety of services, including mediation, collaborative divorce, parent coordination, arbitration, and litigation to achieve realistic and optimal goals for their clients. Mr. Ready is admitted...
Denise Michelle Demmitt Esq
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Lakewood, OH Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(419) 366-3203 PO Box 770357
Lakewood, OH 44107
Family, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
Cleveland State University
Agressive, Honest and Affordable representation available for all of your legal concerns. I am an expericenced Trial Lawyer ready to fight for your rights. My practice focuses predominantly on Criminal Defense, but I have expertise in the areas of Family law, Small Business representation, Contract disputes, Probate law, and Personal injury. Let your problems become mine to solve in a proficient, expedient, and cost-effective manner. If you are looking for an Attorney who will truly advocate for your interests, and one whom still believes this is a noble and respected profession that...
Frances Fitzgerald Allington Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Lawyer
(440) 356-1100 21300 Lorain Rd
Cleveland, OH 44126
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
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 repre?sentation, 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...
Denise Rini Esq
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Rocky River, OH Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(440) 409-0300 20220 center ridge road
Suite 320
Rocky River, OH 44116
Free ConsultationFamily, Civil Rights, Divorce and Estate Planning
Lindsay K. Nickolls
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Lawyer with 12 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.
Edward R Jansen
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(216) 438-3101 526 Superior Avenue. Suite 801
Cleveland, OH 44114
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Cleveland State University
Edward R Jansen is committed to helping his clients navigate the difficult process of domestic relations and family law issues. As such, he strives to provide professional, competent and personal representation of her clients during what, for most people, is the most stressful time in their lives. His goal is to obtain the best possible result in a timely and cost effective manner. Attorney Jansen has been practicing law for over 10 years exclusively in the area of domestic relations and family law matters. He has practiced in various courts throughout Northeast Ohio, including the counties of Cuyahoga, Summit,...
Cara Santosuosso Esq
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Rocky River, OH Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(440) 356-5700 20525 Center Ridge Road
Suite 626
Rocky River, OH 44116
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Juvenile
Cleveland State University
Cara Santosuosso is an accomplished lawyer with a strong courtroom presence and excellent litigation skills in the areas of family law, especially custody disputes, employment issues and other civil and criminal matters. Prior to joining Laubacher & Co., Ms. Santosuosso was associated with another prominent area litigation firm, after serving for two years as a judicial attorney in the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals where she worked on cases dealing with administrative law, torts, labor and employment, product liability, medical malpractice, criminal law and a host of other legal matters. Ms. Santosuosso also served four years as an...
Leslie Gentile Esq
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Rocky River, OH Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(440) 356-9922 19111 Detroit Rd
Suite 205
Rocky River, OH 44116
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Akron
Sole practitioner focusing on Family Law (see below), practicing primarily in Lorain County and Cuyahoga County. Capable, compassionate, experienced representation with a sincere commitment to the welfare of clients and children.
James Forrest Lentz Esq
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Westlake, OH Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(216) 410-6345 159 Crocker Park Boulevard
Westlake, OH 44145
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
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Mandy Joy Gwirtz Esq
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Eucid, OH Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(216) 481-0020 20050 Lakeshore Blvd
Eucid, OH 44123
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Mandy’s experience ranges from being the Assistant Prosecutor and Assistant Law Director for the City of Lakewood, to working as a Public Defender in Lake County for over ten years. While Assistant Law Director, Mandy worked with the Lakewood Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. She was also involved with enforcing the City’s nuisance law which allowed her to work with landlords and tenants to resolve nuisance issues in the community. With this exposure, Mandy not only practices in the area of criminal law, DUI and traffic citations; she has expanded to include landlord/tenant law and estate planning....
Robert Danzinger Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(216) 771-8990 820 W Superior Ave
#700
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
As a property tax attorney, Robert (“Kip”) has extensive experience in the area of property tax litigation, and related matters. For nearly 25 years, he has handled property tax matters in all 88 Ohio counties and in various jurisdictions throughout the country. In addition, Kip has represented clients in civil, business and family law disputes inclusive of litigating cases and arguing appeals in the Courts of Common Pleas, Appellate District Courts, Federal District Courts and the Supreme Court of Ohio. Recently, Kip successfully argued and established legal precedent in favor of Ohio taxpayers in Groveport Madison Local Schools Bd. of...
Sherry Ann Naegele Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(216) 515-1122 623 W. St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Eric Laubacher
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
20525 Center Ridge Rd
Ste 626
Cleveland, OH 44116
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Cleveland State University
We work hard to earn our clients’ trust every day. We are trial lawyers, with up to date knowledge of the latest trends in Ohio family law. Our philosophy is simple: prepare each case as if we will go to trial in order to let opposing counsel know that we are ready to fight for a just result. Our commitment to achieving quality results puts us in the best position to successfully negotiate for you. Laubacher & Co.’s Cleveland family law attorneys will thoroughly review your options during each step of the process to be sure that...
Manav Hari Raj Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(216) 861-2222 1406 W. 6th Street
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Cleveland State University
Manu is proud graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School in Akron, The Ohio State University, and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Formerly with Dworken & Bernstein in Painesville, and the Law Offices of Joyce E. Barrett in Cleveland, Manu has practiced in Northeast Ohio courts for nearly 20 years exclusively in the area of domestic relations and family and juvenile law. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan, Lake and Geauga Counties Bar Associations. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Raj is a Family Law Mediator and is trained in both Collaborative...
Ami Zukowsky
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Beachwood, OH Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(216) 800-5529 23811 Chagrin Boulevard
Ste 160
Beachwood, OH 44122
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Yeshiva University
Laurie Ann Malone Esq
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Brecksville, OH Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(440) 526-6411 8748 Brecksville Road
Suite 130
Brecksville, OH 44141
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Cleveland State University
Dennis Levin
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(216) 831-3935 5910 Landerbrook Dr
Cleveland, OH 44124
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
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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.