If you are considering divorce or dissolution of marriage, I can help you. I have been practicing law since 1978. I am certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Family Law Specialist. I am an experienced Family Law Mediator. I have also served for two years as the President of the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
You probably have questions about your marital assets, liabilities, support obligations and, or, custody of children. Many people today are concerned about their declining real estate values and shrinking retirement funds. I have seen it all, and I can help you find creative solutions to your most pressing problems; both inter-personal and financial. The courts are only one avenue. You have other choices. Mediation and Collaborative Law are two other ways to transition your life.
Through my years of practice, I have discovered that the problems couples face (i.e.: affording divorce, protecting the children, restarting a career) are the real problems; the people themselves (i.e.: the other spouse) are not really the problem. When facing separation you, in fact, will be leaving the other person, so if your first order of business is re-directing your focus onto the problems involved with uncoupling, as opposed to problems which were present during your marriage. Most people are stuck in old patterns of conflict, which stalls the process of separation. This is where the horror stories about courts and lawyers are most often bred. If you can find a way to leave old patterns behind, this is the way to your future. It is within your personal power to do so. Once separating couples realize this, we can work collaboratively towards a Separation Agreement and, if there are minor children, a Shared Parenting Plan.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Virginia. I have worked in a closely held family business. I have raised a family and have enjoyed building my own law practice. I can help you if you are willing to call or email.
Ending a marriage is an important life-cycle event. Professional advice can greatly enhance the quality of your negotiations and ultimate settlement. Caring professional advice can also greatly enhance the quality of your life going forward. You can benefit from my years of experience with other clients who have previously walked down the same path you are considering. Call me; I can help; that’s what I’m about. It will be worth it, I promise. (513) 770-4350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.