Olmsted Falls, Ohio Family Lawyers

John James Ready Esq
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Westlake, OH Family Law Attorney with 31 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...
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
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
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...
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...
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...
Neil Spike Esq
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Elyria, OH Family Law Lawyer with 22 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.
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
Jeffery Scott Brown Esq
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Elyria, OH Family Law Attorney with 18 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.
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
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...
Michael Douglas Illner Esq
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Elyria, OH Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(440) 322-7646 424 Middle Ave.
Elyria, OH 44035
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Akron
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...
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.
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...
Eric Laubacher
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Cleveland, OH Family Law Attorney with 21 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...
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...
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
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.
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
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.
William Harry Hunt Esq
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Westlake, OH Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(440) 892-0400 2001 Crocker Rd
Westlake, OH 44145
Family and Appeals
As a family law practicioner, I am convinced that mediation and collaborative divorce are superior alternatives to typical divorce litigation.
Denise Michelle Demmitt Esq
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Lakewood, OH Family Law Attorney with 19 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...
James Forrest Lentz Esq
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Westlake, OH Family Law Lawyer with 18 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
Please see our web site: www.lentzlegal.com
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
Kreig Joseph Brusnahan Esq
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Avon Lake, OH Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(440) 930-2600 158 Lear Rd
Avon Lake, OH 44012
Family, Business, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Cleveland State University
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
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
Paul W. Vincent
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Bay Village, OH Family Law Lawyer
(330) 336-7808 342 Parkside Drive
Bay Village, OH 44140
Family
Lanene Meslat
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Westlake, OH Family Law Lawyer
(440) 899-7405 27070 Detroit Road
102
Westlake, OH 44145
Family
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...
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.
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,...
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...
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...
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.
Jason F. Barr
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Independence, OH Family Law Attorney with 15 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.
Heather R. Johnston
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Independence, OH Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(330) 296-8000 5005 Rockside Road
Suite 600-133
Independence, OH 44131
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Florida
With over thirteen years of intensive courtroom experience, Attorney Heather Johnston has the expertise necessary to confidently and effectively represent Northeast Ohio clients in all aspects of family law including, divorce, dissolution, child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, adoptions, modifications and restraining orders. She served as a Guardian ad Litem for minors in hundreds of cases, advocating for their best interest in custody matters.

Attorney Johnston is one of a handful of lawyers certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Family Law Specialist.

Attorney Johnston strives to meet her clients’ goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner, providing...
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Olmsted Falls Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

West Side Catholic Center
(261) 631-4147
Cleveland, OH


YWCA of Greater Cincinnati Battered Women's Shelter
Cleveland, OH

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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.