Virginia Cornwell grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and received her bachelor's degree in... more
Virginia Cornwell grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and received her bachelor's degree in Political Science at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She received her juris doctorate (law degree) at The Ohio State University. She is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Family Relations Specialist, one of approximately 100 attorneys in Ohio to receive this honor. She has been practicing family law s... view profile
I believe the firstobligationof an attorney is to seek the solution to their client'... more
I believe the firstobligationof an attorney is to seek the solution to their client's problems which best conserves the client's financial and emotional resources. Litigation is only one answer - and most frequently the most expensive. Alternative Dispute techniques such as mediation or the collaborative process can be a better choice - particularly when the problem is between former spouses wi... view profile
Ms. Perla earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude and with honors distinction, from... more
Ms. Perla earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude and with honors distinction, from the Ohio State University, and her J.D. degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she was on Law Review. Ms. Perla is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and has served on the Young/New Attorneys Section Steering Committee. In addition, Ms. Perla is a member of... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.