Legal Services

When you are facing a sensitive legal matter, your attorney’s legal experience matters.

In 2018 I will celebrate my 40th year in practice.

I am certified  by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in Family  Law.
My specialty includes Divorce  and Legal  Separation, Dissolution and Annulment.
It also includes the following:

  • Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support (formerly called Alimony)
  • Parentage Actions
  • Contempt of Court
  • Civil Protection  Orders
  • No Stalking Orders
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders.

I handle  trials and negotiation  in these areas and appeals to the Court of Appeals when that becomes  necessary.

Although my practice  is almost exclusively in Family Law, I am also required  to be familiar with other areas of law that affect  my clients.   These areas  may include:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Debt Collection
  • Foreclosure
  • Real  Estate
  • Taxation

I must be knowledgeable about psychological evaluations, business  evaluations, pension evaluations, property  appraisals, vocational  evaluations and to know when to call upon experts  in these other disciplines.

My practice is limited to Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula Counties in Ohio because  I believe it is more important that I be very familiar with the Courts  in which I practice law, than it is to practice law in many courts.