A Cincinnati, Ohio, Divorce Lawyer Practicing Family Law Since 1978
Practicing Collaborative Law Since 2000
Most people looking for a Cincinnati Divorce Attorney think that they need litigation attorney who is aggressive and willing to take on their spouse to enforce their rights for child custody, spousal support and property division. Why, then, would a Certified Family Law Specialist with nearly 38 years of experience and an abiding passion for family law leave litigation entirely?
I abandoned litigation in 2008 because I recognized that it rarely serves families’ true needs. Because it immediately sets up family members as adversaries, then quickly inflates feelings of anger, fear and helplessness; and because it doesn’t encourage participants to take their past and present into consideration when considering their future.
But if litigation isn’t used to resolve family law differences, what can be used?
In the Collaborative Divorce Process most divorcing individuals quickly realize that, once their feelings of anger and lack of trust go away, they can see and pursue a solution that respects all participants’ feelings and goals for their lives. The results are 1) agreements that truly satisfy and serve each participant, and 2) a positive process that rebuilds and changes relationship instead of destroying them.
My designation as one of only 106 Certified Family Law Specialists in Ohio
- My American Jurisprudence Awards for Family Law and Agency and Partnership
- My AV* rating through Martindale Hubbell’s peer review rating system
- My designation as an Ohio Super Lawyer since 2004
If you are considering divorce and think you would like to speak with a Cincinnati divorce attorney, call us to day to schedule a consultation at our Cincinnati or Mason office.