Experienced litigator for wrongful death, personal injury, family law, criminal... more
Experienced litigator for wrongful death, personal injury, family law, criminal defense and other civil litigation with over 20 years representing clients in the courtrooms of southern West Virginia. My office also offers a full range of real estate services as well including title searches, deed preparation and closings.
Kirk H. Bottner was born and raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey. A Graduate of... more
Kirk H. Bottner was born and raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey. A Graduate of Ridgewood High School, Kirk moved to West Virginia in 1988 to attend West Virginia University. Kirk graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude. After taking a year off from school to travel and visiting 49 of the 50 states, Kirk returned to West Virginia attending the West Virginia U... view profile
Cinda L. Scales is an attorney practicing in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.... more
Cinda L. Scales is an attorney practicing in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Ms. Scales was admitted to the practice of law in 1989. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. In additional she has a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Applied Psychology from Shippensburg University. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Shepherd University in Busines... view profile
David P. Skillman was born and raised in Prince Georges County, Maryland. Mr.... more
David P. Skillman was born and raised in Prince Georges County, Maryland. Mr. Skillman graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School and in 1986 moved to West Virginia. A 2000 Graduate of Shepherd University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude. After graduating, Mr. Skillman moved to the Morgantown area where he attended West Virginia University School of Law and graduated with his J.D.... 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.