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Tonya Shur VanBenschoten

Tonya Shur VanBenschoten

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Child Custody, Child Support, Wills & Living Wills

About Me

I am married to the owner of a local construction company and we have four children (13, 11, 3, 2).  I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2006 with a major in Sociology and double minor in Psychology and Criminology.  I obtained my law degree from Chase College of Law in 2011.


In 2001, I joined the Kentucky National Guard.  I spent the next seven years as a military police officer.  During this period I deployed into Baghdad, Iraq where I performed route security missions.  In 2008, I commissioned into the officer ranks.  As an officer I have served as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Company Commander, and Informtion Systems Officer.  I am currently a Judge Advocate assigned to Joint Force Headquarters in Frankfort, KY.


From early in my life I have understood the importance of family and the need to keep those relationships strong.  My parents raised four daughters and 37 foster children.  I have continued my parents mission by placing a focus on children.  I am currently on the appointment list in several counties as a Guardian Ad Litem.  I enjoying helping families sort through their legal obstacles while maintaining their family unity and hopefully reducing any negative impact upon their children.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Divorce & Separation: 70%
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 15%
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
  4. Child Support: 5%
  5. Child Custody: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Ronald Lee Burdge

    I endorse this lawyer. Her published answers on Avvo.com are accurate and to the point and show that she cares about making sure that consumers get accurate and timely advice that they need. With a great web site too, frankly, if you have a Family Law problem or need a will and her office is anywhere near you, I recommend her to you. She knows the law and she cares and that is exactly what people need when they need a lawyer's help.

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    Ronald Burdge Lemon Law Attorney
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  • Brian Scott Piper

    I endorse this lawyer. It is clear from her responses here on Avvo that she is a zealous advocate and dedicated to her profession. She demonstrates that she is quite knowledgeable in the law and provides detailed answers to inquiries. Often she will provide the users of this forum a second option or information in addition to that which was provided by other counsel - which demonstrates her thoughtful consideration of the problems the individual is attempting to confront. I respect her as a colleague and a valued member of our profession. You would do well to hire her to assist with your legal issues. She will get you results through skilled and intelligent advocacy.

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    Brian Piper Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact Info

4555 Lake Forest Dr.
Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH, 45242

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive201208/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2013 Top ContributorAVVON/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyShur Law2012 - Present
Military Police/ Signal OfficerUS Army2001 - 2013

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Bar AssociaitonMember2012 - Present
Cincinnati Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Uncontested DivorceDivorce (>3 months)
Contested DivorceDivorce
Child SupportClients objection sustained

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of LawLawJuris Doctorate2011
Western Kentucky UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2009

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Business Networking InternationalDivorce2013