Columbia Station, 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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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
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.
James Spyros Gemelas Esq
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Elyria, OH Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(440) 322-7646 424 Middle Ave
Elyria, OH 44035
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
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.
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...
Michael Douglas Illner Esq
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Elyria, OH Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(440) 322-7646 424 Middle Ave.
Elyria, OH 44035
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Akron
Matt Mishak
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North Ridgeville, OH Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(440) 941-1669 35888 Center Ridge Road
Suite 3
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Cleveland State University
Andrea Christine Kryszak Esq
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Sheffield Village, OH Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 934-5330 5330 Meadow Lane Court, Suite A
Sheffield Village, OH 44035
Family, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Cleveland State University
Attorney Andrea C. Kryszak has been practicing law for more than ten years at Kryszak & Associates, which is formerly known as Lessing & Kryszak; the Law Offices of Robert E. Lessing, Jr.; and Lessing & White & Roig. She focuses her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Elder Law, Real Estate and Small Business law. Ms. Kryszak's commitment to the community is manifested by her involvement with the Lorain County Bar Association as a member of the Executive Committee (Vice President), the New Lawyer Committee (Chairperson), the Fee Arbitration Panel and the Judicial...
Jeffery Scott Brown Esq
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Elyria, OH Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(440) 322-5522 124 Middle Ave.
Suite M
Elyria, OH 44035
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney Jeffery S. Brown served his country in the United States Marine Corp after graduating high school. In 1997 he graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. In 2001, he graduated from the Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan with his Juris Doctor. He is a member of the Lorain County Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association.
Maureen Fiorilli Zito Esq
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Strongsville, OH Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(440) 572-5291 11005 Pearl Rd
Strongsville, OH 44136
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
James Vincent Barilla Esq
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Elyria, OH Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(440) 322-0909 230 3rd St
Sutie 201
Elyria, OH 44035
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Business and Divorce
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
FORMER LORAIN COUNTY JUVENILE/DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT MAGISTRATE 20 YEARS FAMILY LAW EXPERIENCE
Joan Jacobs Thomas Esq
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North Olmsted, OH Family Law Attorney
(440) 871-4040 31040 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070
Family, Business, Divorce and Insurance Claims
Rula Raphael Raphael Esq
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Elyria, OH Family Law Attorney
(440) 610-9698 PO Box 1774
Elyria, OH 44036
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Jeffrey Edleman Esq
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Elyria, OH Family Law Attorney
(440) 823-4077 633 Broad St
Elyria, OH 44035
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
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
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
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,...
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...
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...
Laurie Koerner
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44077
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Cleveland State University
Laurie A. Koerner is a lifelong resident of Lake County, Ohio. Her legal practice focuses on the area of family law litigation, including divorce, dissolution, child support, spousal support, and custody matters. She has been employed in the Family Law Department of Dworken & Bernstein since 1990, and joined the firm as an attorney in 2009. In addition, Laurie has specialized training in alternate dispute resolution methods, including divorce and family law mediation and collaborative divorce. The goal of mediation is to assist parties in resolving their differences by mutual agreement, and to avoid incurring both the financial and...
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...
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.
Thomas L Erb Jr
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Medina, OH Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(330) 725-4114 600 E Smith Rd
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...
Andrea L. Burdell-Ware
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Medina, OH Family Law Attorney with 15 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.
Neil Spike Esq
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Elyria, OH Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(440) 324-5353 1551 W River Rd N
Elyria, OH 44035
Free ConsultationFamily, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Miami School of Law and The University of Toledo College of Law
Neil H. Spike is an attorney with The Spike & Meckler Law Firm, LLP in Elyria, OH. Mr. Spike has been an attorney since 1997, and focuses his practice on estate planning and administration, probate litigation, elder law, asset protection and general business law. He also represents clients in domestic relations matters (with an emphasis on prenuptial agreements and post decree/modifications of custody and support), defense of OVI/DUI and other misdemeanor/traffic related offenses, foreclosure defense and other civil litigation.
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.
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...
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...
Robert Danzinger Esq
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Lawyer with 25 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...
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.
Anthony Rocco Pecora Esq
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Avon, OH Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(440) 213-3184 5455 Detroit Road
Avon, OH 44054
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Employment
Cleveland State University
Having represented individuals, families and businesses over 19 years, and having had attorneys represent me in the past, I have learned that clients deserve compassion, vigorous representation, and honesty. My practice areas demand that I provide my clients with these qualities.

I have represented clients who have lost the dignity of work because of errors in their background report or background checks or lost the ability to get a loan because of a credit report error across the nation. Too many times people in these circumstances feel hopeless. I work hard to provide that needed hope...
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
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.
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.
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
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
Sam R. Bradley
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Sheffield Village, OH Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(440) 934-2011 5329 N. Abbe Rd., Ste. 4
Sheffield Village, OH 44035-0603
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Cleveland State University
Alan Boyd Forrest Esq
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Brecksville, OH Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(440) 792-4647 8221 Brecksville Road
Suite 201
Brecksville, OH 44141
Family, Business, DUI and Estate Planning
Seton Hall University School of Law
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...
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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.