I have practiced adoption law for 38 years with a concentration in adoption and... more
I have practiced adoption law for 38 years with a concentration in adoption and child welfare law for the last 28 years. I have represented birthparents and prospective adoptive parents in over 2,500 adoptions, including adoptions from 40 states and 17 foreign countries. I am an adoptive parent. I also gave birth to a child after utilizing assisted reproduction technology. My extend... view profile
I was admitted to the Ohio Bar after graduating from the Ohio State University... more
I was admitted to the Ohio Bar after graduating from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. I have two years of experience working for Court of Claims of Ohio and five years of experience in the insurance industry prior to law school. I practice in all areas of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Law. In addition, I also serve as a court appointed guardian ad litem for minor children in c... view profile
Juvenile law applies to young children and teenagers—usually defined as less than eighteen years old, depending on the state. Minors accused of breaking the law are processed under a juvenile justice system. This system is completely separate from the one used for adults, and the penalties involved are usually far less severe than in the adult system. Juvenile law also carries certain protections that do not apply to adults; for example, names are kept confidential and parents can be present during police questioning. A lawyer who specializes in juvenile law will help minors understand the juvenile justice system and present their defense in juvenile court.