With a strong desire to help individuals, I have limited my areas of practice to Family Law, Bankruptcy, Probate and Estate Planning. These are the areas of the law which most individuals will need an attorney for during their lifetime.
I started practicing in 1989 with a large portion of my practice being dedicated to Family Law. Which includes divorce, dissolution, paternity actions, child support, custody and post decree filings in the Domestic Relations Court.
Soon it became apparent that after a divorce most clients needed Estate Planning to insure that their assets are passed to the intended beneficiary and out of reach of their ex-spouse. Additionally, even their parents needed Estate Planning. For one does not want to leave monies to a grandchild and then have their former son-in-law or daughter-in-law controlling these funds. This resulted in me adding Estate Planning and Probate to my practice.
Unfortunately, these current economic times have resulted in large number of individuals being forced to file bankruptcy. Once prosperous clients have found themselves with no other option. In order to meet the expanding legal needs of my clients in 2005 I added bankruptcy to my practice areas. I can analyze your financial situation, advise you if you qualify to file a bankruptcy, which type of bankruptcy to file, and if this is the best option for you.
I have located my office in Independence, Ohio, near the intersection of Rockside Road and I-77. I chose this location due to the convenience and easy access it provides to most of Cuyahoga and Summit County. With the widening of Rockside Road and additional access roads, traffic has not been an issue for many years. Further, clients find the accessibility and ample free parking a major convenience.
With over twenty-three years of experience I am able to advise you immediately as to what you are entitled to under the law. As well as what a fair settlement to your case would be.
It is claimed that 95% of all cases are settled prior to trial without leaving the decision up to a Judge or Jury. Since a fair and just outcome can often be reached by negotiations between the parties. However, if a case cannot be settled, you can be assured that I can and am willing to litigate your case. I do not hold the belief that it is best to settle all cases and avoid litigation at any expense.