My practice centers on representing people in domestic relations and juvenile court... more
My practice centers on representing people in domestic relations and juvenile court matters, for issues such as termination of marriage by divorce or dissolution, child support, spousal support, allocation of parental rights and responsibilities and parenting time, including matters for people who have never married but have children and property together. I also provide services for people who... view profile
I was born in Birmingham, Michigan on August 17, 1961. I attended Youngstown State... more
I was born in Birmingham, Michigan on August 17, 1961. I attended Youngstown State University, graduating in 1983 with degrees in Economics and Political Science. I went to law school at Ohio Northern University and received my law degree in 1987. Prior to joining Slater Zurz, LLP, I served as the Assistant City of Findlay, Ohio Law Director and Assistant Hancock County, Ohio Prosecutor. I was... 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
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.