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Monte Kenneth Snyder

Divorce and separation Attorney at Middletown, OH

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found

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About Monte

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Monte K. Snyder is an Ohio family law attorney handling all facets of the marital termination, including contested and non-contested divorce and dissolutions. These range from the simple to the complex. Key elements include the care of children, property division, alimony awards and child support. Cases are accepted in Montgomery and all surrounding Ohio counties, including Clinton, & Shelby counties. Fees are below competitive rates for this area. Check my Legal Guides.

    39 years

  2. Child custody
    Monte K. Snyder is an Ohio child custody attorney. Child custody disputes can occur both during the initial divorce proceeding or later as a post-decree proceeding. These may be relatively simple agreements or involve more complex medical/psychological expert testimony. This % is post decree litigation. Cases are accepted in Montgomery and all surrounding Ohio counties, including Clinton, & Shelby counties. Fees are below competitive rates for this area.

    39 years

  3. Family
    Monte K. Snyder is an Ohio family law attorney. My career centers upon the family including: marriage, domestic partnerships, property settlements, spousal abuse, kidnapping, adoption, same-sex relationships, estate planning, domestic violence, & landlord/tenant. If it deals with the family, I can help you. Cases are accepted in Montgomery and all surrounding Ohio counties, including Clinton, & Shelby counties. See my legal guides & answers here on Avvo.

    39 years

Neighborhood Clients: 
Catalina Manufactured Home Park at 6501 Germantown Rd., Lot 41, Middletown, Ohio, on State Rout 4. (Just North of Poast Town)

[by appointment only]

I've practiced law since 1985, both as owner/operator of my own offices & as a managing and/or associate attorney in several law firms. I've lived in the Miami Valley my entire life. I was born in Union City, Indiana. I received my undergraduate degree at Morehead State University in Kentucky and my law degree at the University of Dayton. My favorite recreation is motorcycle touring. I also love to read and study history. Bible study is a favorite of mine. I have worked with special needs children for over 38 years within the legal setting, in juvenile and domestic relations courts involving custody disputes. I like people and know and understand their problems, as you can tell from the areas in which I practice.

 As a solo practitioner, you deal only with me, no paralegals or assistants. This allows me to provide a "personal touch" to your legal representation other law firms only promise but are unable to deliver. The attorney/client relationship is a team effort. Your active participation in your case is essential for effective representation. Suggestions, questions & ideas are welcome & encouraged at Monte K. Snyder, Attorney. Your legal issue is important to you & should be of equal importance to your attorney. Legal advice/counseling will allow you to make intelligent decisions regarding your case development at every stage of your case. Come see what a difference the "personal touch" can make in the delivery of legal services.

Hourly Legal services from $240 to $260 per hour, billed to the nearest tenth of an hour. Many comparable attorneys' fees are $275 to $350 per hour and more.   COMPARE - WHY PAY MORE?

Marital Dissolution, Document Preparation are billed as a Flat Fee (no hourly billing), plus costs and expenses.

  • Quality legal services delivered at an affordable price with a "personal touch".
  • Calls are returned promptly.
  • Appointments can be made at any time that is convenient to you.
  • I'm always available by phone & email.
  • Clients receive copies of all pertinent documents, are billed regularly, and kept apprised of their case’s status.

 You will receive a written estimate for the average cost of your typical legal services upon contract for legal services.

 Check out my website for more information and my legal Blog.

 Service Areas:

Montgomery, Butler, Warren, Maimi, Preble, Darke, Greene, Shelby, & Clinton Counties

 Operating Hours:
M-F 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Payments Accepted:
Cash, Personal Check, Travelers Check, Money Order


I'm now accepting contract work from fellow attorneys.



Photos and videos

My Home Office in Middletown, Ohio, located in Catalina Manufactured Home Park, 6501 Germantown Rd., Lot 41, just N. of Poast Town on S.R. 4. Local residents welcome. [by appointment only]
Arbitrator for the Dayton, Ohio Better Business Bureau since 2000. I issue binding written decisions on Ohio Auto Lemon Law and merchant contractual disputes for the Miami Valley area.
Monte K. Snyder in my office at 4130 Linden Ave., Suite 304, Dayton, Ohio circa 2009. I still see Dayton area clients here by appointment, courtesy of my good friend, R. Jason Howard.
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Monte K. Snyder, Attorney
6501 Germantown Road, Lot 41
Middletown, OH, 45042-1264

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Posted by Randy | July 8, 2012
good lawyer review
I have used Monte's services one time with positive outcome, if needed I'l use his expertise again.
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2011
Child Custody
My wife and I wanted to get joint custody of my children. We both were unsure how to go about this because you don't hear many postive outcomes with dad's going to court. We contacted Mr. Snyder and he immediatley put us at ease and answered every question we had. Mr.Snyder really made us feel like he cared about our case and got to know us and our situation at hand. He told us exactly what we needed to do and how to go about doing it. Mr. Snyder was with us every step of the way and it felt great knowing he cared just as much as we did. Mr. Snyder would return our phone calls in a timely manner. He kept us updated on what was going on with the other lawyers on our case. He talked us through every option on how we could go about with our case. Mr. Snyder was always professional and diligent with us. He got to know us personally and made us feel comfortable about every step of our case. I would high recommend Mr. Snyder. He by far made our case as easy and simple as possible. My wife and I are very pleased with the outcome of our case and we wouldn't have been able to achieve this without the help of Mr. Snyder.
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Posted by Tara | September 28, 2010
Help with Social Security Disability
Without Monte, we would not have received a favorable judgement. After many attempts on our own that failed, we contacted Monte, with his knowledge we were able to win our case. He went over and above in helping us. We are very pleased.
Posted by Karen | October 14, 2009
My mother, who suffers from early dementia, needed an updated will, living will and power of attorney. She refused to go to her present attorney and actually wanted someone that would make a house call. Monte said he would be willing to come to her home. Monte immediately put her at ease and was thorough in breaking things down in terms that she could understand. He had great patience dealing with her as she is a very skeptical and stubborn woman. I really appreciated his attention to details as I had a lot of questions also. I had dreaded trying to get everything done but it turned out to be a very pleasant experience. Monte even made suggestions on her finances that I had not even thought about. Mom really looked forward to his returning again with the final paperwork. I will definitely contact Monte for any future needs.
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Posted by Waverlene R Wright | August 13, 2009
Child Custody
Monte Snyder handled my case in a very efficient and very professional manner. he kept me informed of all my options. I would recommend him to everyone . Mr. Snyder is one of the best attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of using.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2009
Social Security Disability
Monte was very knowledgeable, thorough, understanding, frendly,and professional. He keep me informed every step of the way and answered any and all questions I had. If he wasn't sure he would find out and get right back to me. I can not recommend him highly enough.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2009
Child Custody Work
Monte originally was a consultant during my divorce in 2003/2004. His advice and guidance was always spot on and reliable. In 2008 I had to return to the courts to request full custody of my daughter. Monte was the best person to walk me through the unique circumstances surrounding my case. He respectfully listened to me, my new husband and my daughter who was the center of the case. I was impressed that even though my daughter was only 8 years old when she met Monte, he really listened to what she had to say. He made her feel that her opinion matter and deserved to be represented to the courts. I could count on Monte to answer any and all of my questions. If he didn't know the answer right away, he would diligently research and have an answer quickly. He put me and my famly at ease and made us feel like we were important. He never treated us as a "number". He always showed respect and consideration whenever anyone in my family spoke with him. He truly cared about my family and our case. He was also very good at going through the pros and cons of every facet of my case. He would challenge me with thought provoking questions that ultimately kept me on track. He was essential to my case. Monte was fantastic at helping me navigate and understand the complexities involved in a child custody case in Montgomery County, Ohio. His extensive experience was invaluable to me and my family. I am forever grateful to Monte for representing me and my family with my child custody case. I was so satisfied with him and his integrity that I am always passing out his business card when I hear someone needs help in DR court. I speak highly of him to everyone I come into contact with that is in need of a honest, hard working, dependable attorney.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 240-260 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Monte K Snyder, Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • Better Business Bureau of Dayton
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney At Law
  • R. Jason Howard Law Office
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Managing Attorney
  • Stukey and Associates
  • 1998 - 2004
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  • University of Dayton
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Morehead State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Jones
  • No Contest Plea vacated, the judgment reversed and remanded


  • Better Business Bureau of Dayton, Ohio
  • Arbitrator
  • 2000 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Merchant Scoring - 100% on Service
  • 2013
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Morehead State University
  • 1972

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Monte
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Mr. Snyder as an attorney. I have of reviewed his responses here and have found his answers to be thorough and well-reasoned. While I put down I am doing this in the area of divorce/separation, Mr. Snyder does not limit his practice to domestic relations. He is also a probate attorney and engaged in it and related areas of law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With decades of experience and a great blog and web site, it easy to see that attorney Snyder cares about making sure his clients get solid advice and help when it comes to Domestic Relations Law and more. He really does give personal attention to his client's needs, as seen from his client reviews posted online and the info on his website and his published answers to consumer questions at If you have a DR Law question, he's your answer. If his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you."
Divorce and separation