Turn To A Local Attorney Experienced In Ohio Family Law
Any type of legal dispute is serious and likely to be stressful. Family law matters can be especially difficult because of the strong emotions involved and the high stakes for future family dynamics. A divorce or child custody dispute typically changes the very structure of home and family life. At a time like this, it is not in your best interests to hire just any lawyer. You need the help of an experienced and compassionate attorney.
I am George E. Pattison, and I have more than 40 years of diverse legal experience in southwestern Ohio. I practice areas of family law that affect many parents and children in Batavia and elsewhere. In addition to representing clients in private practice, I have helped shape state laws and policies related to family law. I have devoted a great deal of time and attention to the development and improvement of family law policies in Ohio. In 1984, I was the only prosecutor serving on the Governor’s Commission on Child Support Enforcement. I was also involved in drafting child support enforcement legislation.
My experiences as a prosecutor, a judge and an attorney in private practice have allowed me to see complex family dynamics from all sides. I now use that broad perspective to better serve clients in family law matters.
Family Law Services
As an attorney with decades of family law experience, I am able to offer clients legal help with a wide variety of family law matters, including:
- Divorce and marriage dissolution
- Alimony and spousal support
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Child custody disputes and child support calculations and enforcement
- Paternity, adoption and surrogacy agreements
- Modification of custody and support orders
My Approach To Family Law Cases
Family law issues are rarely isolated. Outcomes in divorce, child custody, child support and spousal support matters will all affect one another. Other legal issues, such as real estate and estate planning, may also need attention as a result of a divorce or another change in family structure. I look at each client as a whole person and each family as unique, rather than just a set of legal issues.
With each client, I ask simple but important questions: What is the best expected result? What does the client hope to accomplish and what can they afford? How can we arrive at the best solutions while minimizing stress and costs?
Whenever possible, I encourage amicable and peaceful resolutions in family law matters, which are often achieved through negotiation. Few clients have the desire, money or mental energy needed to engage in contentious litigation. Nonetheless, I am prepared to represent any client in litigation if it is necessary and in their best interests.
Have Questions About Your Family Law Case? Call Me Today.
From my office in Batavia, I represent individuals and couples in Clermont and surrounding counties. To schedule an appointment about your divorce or child-related issue, fill out this online contact form or call George E. Pattison Attorney at Law at 513-286-3392.