Since acting as staff attorney for The Honorable Kim A. Browne in the Franklin... more
Since acting as staff attorney for The Honorable Kim A. Browne in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division and Juvenile Branch, for four years, I have enjoyedworking in private practice for the past 4years. The knowledge that I gained as staff attorney for Judge Brownehas allowed me to effectively represent my clients in all of their family law-related matters. In ... view profile
I am often asked why I would choose to be a domestic attorney. I will openly admit... more
I am often asked why I would choose to be a domestic attorney. I will openly admit that family law can be contentious and straining at times. However, nothing compares to the feeling of knowing you helped a family resolve their issues in a manner that will allow for them to move forward in their new lives in the most amicable way possible. Though it is not always possible or the best approach, ... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.