Meet our highly qualified attorneys, financial and mental health professionals, judges and court personnel – all dedicated to families involved in Ohio divorces. These professionals can help you before, during and after your divorce is final. They can even help with issues like child support, spousal support or custody issues that arise after the divorce. From the FIND A PROFESSIONAL page, click on a photo to see more information about each. You can also click on the Select Category box to narrow your search for a specialty. Want to find someone close to you? Enter a zip code or city or even a phone area code in the Search box and then press the magnifying glass.

Photo of Joseph J. Lanter Joseph J. Lanter

Over more than 15 years of practice, Attorney Joe Lanter has developed a strong reputation across two states for being a skilled and passionate advocate.  Joe is focused on providing clients zealous representation in a variety of Family Law matters, including divorce, dissolution, child custody disputes, support modification and enforcement, antenuptial / prenuptial agreements, and creating Separation Agreements and Shared Parenting Plans. …

Photo of Pamela L. Gorski, Attorney At Law Pamela L. Gorski, Attorney At Law

Pamela Gorski received her undergraduate degree from Mather College of Case Western Reserve University. She earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management in 1980. She then received her Law Degree from John Marshall College of Law in 1992, graduating cum laude. Her high school education was completed in the Panama Canal Zone where her father was employed by the Panama Canal Company.…

Photo of Katie Arthurs Katie Arthurs

Katie is a family law attorney and mediator who counsels clients through difficult times. Her practice is concentrated on dissolution of marriage, collaborative divorce, mediation, and prenuptial agreements.

She keeps a “big picture” approach when working efficiently with clients to find creative solutions to all family law matters. Katie practices across Northeastern Ohio, including Cuyahoga, Summit, Geauga, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Lake.…

Photo of Barbara Belovich Barbara Belovich Attorney

Barbara is proud to represent people from all walks of life who find themselves enmeshed in a legal crisis, whether major or minor.

Good natured, well versed, and approachable, Barbara can bring closure to complex legal problems caused in the workplace. Discrimination takes various forms and Barbara has represented hundreds of individuals in state and federal courts and agencies in claims of sex and pay discrimination, age and disability discrimination, national origin or religious discrimination.…

Photo of Edward Blaugrund Edward Blaugrund CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, Business Appraiser

Eddie is an owner at Baum Blaugrund, LLC with 20 years of accounting and financial consulting experience. He specializes in litigation support services including business valuation, asset/income tracing, cash flow analysis and economic damages, with particular areas of expertise in the manufacturing, wholesalers/distributors, restaurants, hospitality and the professional services industries. Eddie received his Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) accreditation and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and his Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) accreditation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.…

Photo of Jason Bogniard Jason Bogniard MBA, ASA, AVA, EA

Jason is a principal in the business valuation and litigation consulting group at Apple Growth Partners (AGP). As an Accredited Senior Appraiser, Jason has been responsible for the development of nearly 1,000 business valuation engagements for interests in closely held companies covering a variety of industries. He has performed valuations and other financial analyses for a number of purposes including litigation support services involving domestic relations, shareholder dispute and asset tracing.…

Photo of Douglas Brill Douglas Brill Attorney

After practicing family law for over 40 years, I am now focusing my practice on mediation. My intent is to use my experience and resolution skills to assist attorneys and their clients in resolving family law disputes without lengthy and expensive litigation.

Successful mediation can hasten resolution, allow for more creative problem-solving, and provide clients the opportunity to own their solution.…

Photo of Brent Cicero Brent Cicero

Attorney Brent Cicero’s practice is focused domestic relations law. Brent attended law school at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2019.

Before establishing his own firm, Brent was an associate attorney at Rosenthal Thurman Lane, a domestic relations law firm in downtown Cleveland. During his time at Rosenthal Thurman Lane, Brent gained invaluable experience working on matters ranging from simple dissolutions to high-income divorces.…

Photo of Sharon Comet-Epstein Sharon Comet-Epstein Attorney, Mediator

Sharon Comet-Epstein, JD, PhD, Mediator, Collaborative Attorney, and Parenting Coordinator
Eton Tower 28601 Chagrin Blvd. Suite 240 Woodmere, Ohio 44122 Phone: 216.464.1610 Cell: 216.408.1528

Attorney Sharon Comet-Epstein is a Past President of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy overseeing professional development and the practice groups in Mediation, Collaborative Practice, and Cooperative Practice.

As an experienced mediator and collaborative attorney, Sharon helps people facing divorce, post-divorce, or other family law matters who want to avoid the expense, hostilities and risks of litigation to reach agreements that are best for them and their children.…

Photo of Greg Costabile Greg Costabile

Gregory S. Costabile is an attorney, litigator, and mediator, trained in collaborative and interdisciplinary collaborative law.  His office is conveniently located in Cleveland to meet the needs of his clients in Cuyahoga, Lake, Summit, Medina, Lorain, Geauga and adjacent counties.  Mr. Costabile has a diverse practice with an emphasis in family relations law that includes, but is not limited to, divorce, dissolution, child custody, visitation and support, prenuptial agreements, spousal support, real estate, business valuation, preservation of assets, complex financial accounts and the equitable allocation of assets and debts. …

Photo of Sheila Duffy Sheila Duffy Attorney, Mediator

Attorney Sheila A. Duffy concentrates her practice in the area of family law. Sheila is a professionally trained mediator for family and divorce mediation. She is the founder of Duffy & Associates Mediation Services and has been active in the field of mediation since 1997. Sheila has successfully mediated hundreds of divorce mediation cases and is listed as a Senior Mediator on was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio in 1986.…

Photo of Sarah English Sarah English Attorney

Sarah E. English graduated from John Carroll University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received her Juris Doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2005, graduating cum laude.

Ms. English joined John J. Ready & Associates in November 2005 and is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio (2005).

Photo of Greta Fifner Greta Fifner Attorney

Greta has maintained a private practice since 1991 where she focuses in the area of family law and domestic relations, including divorce, dissolution, property division, custody, support, and post decree matters.Greta helps her clients determine which process is most suited to their needs, based on her experience in the various forms of alternative dispute resolution. She has completed the Collaborative and Advanced Collaborative training, is certified as a Divorce and Family Mediator, and can serve as a Parenting Coordinator.…

Photo of Sarah Gabinet Sarah Gabinet Attorney

Sarah Gabinet has been practicing law in the Cleveland area for almost thirty years. She is a partner in the law firm of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP, focusing on domestic relations and business litigation matters. Her experience in these practice areas provides a strong background for handling the financial aspects as well as the more personal and emotional aspects of domestic relations matters.…

Photo of Leslie Gentile Leslie Gentile Attorney

Sole practitioner focusing on Family Law (see below), practicing primarily in Lorain County and Cuyahoga County. Capable, compassionate, experienced representation with a sincere commitment to the welfare of clients and children.

Practice Areas:

  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Northern District of Ohio Since 1997
  • Ohio Since 1996
  • U.S.
Photo of Leah Hadley Leah Hadley

I’ve been where you are today. I divorced after ten years of marriage, and at the time, I had three young children (ages 3, 6, and 7). Now remarried and dealing with the everyday challenges of co-parenting, I am passionate about making the divorce process as painless as possible for the whole family. As a financial professional with over 15 years of experience, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC), and a Mediator, I bring a wealth of financial and communication skills to provide compassionate financial guidance before, during, and after a divorce.

Photo of Roger Heller Roger Heller Attorney

Attorney Roger Heller has been in private law practice for 35 years in downtown Cleveland, focusing on family law and domestic relations matters. He has extensive experience in these fields and concentrates his practice in such matters as divorce, dissolution, property division, parenting (custody & visitation), child support, spousal support and premarital agreements.

Although his priority is to resolve these matters without the need for litigation in the courts, he has significant experience in contested cases as well.…

Photo of John Heutsche John Heutsche Attorney

I have actively practiced as a lawyer in the Cleveland, Ohio, area for more than four decades, including more than 43 years focused on family law. I welcome the opportunity to serve you and your family.

I represent clients from all cultural, social and professional backgrounds in matters that involve divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support and other family law issues.…

Photo of Brent Horvath Brent Horvath CFP

Brent Horvath is a Wealth Management Client Advisor for Gries Financial LLC where he has worked since 2003. He works with individuals and families on all aspects of financial planning including retirement planning, estate planning, tax planning and asset allocation.

He has considerable experience in constructing settlement solutions in cases of divorce. Prior to joining Gries, he was an investment consultant at Charles Schwab for 7 years.…

Photo of Suzanne Jambe Suzanne Jambe Attorney

Suzanne Jambe practices in matrimonial law. Her clients include business owners, officers of major corporations, physicians and other professionals. Her background in financial planning and in tax and employee benefits law is well utilized in negotiating and trying complex family law cases.

Suzanne is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Family Law.

Photo of Jonetta Kapusta-Dorogi Jonetta Kapusta-Dorogi Attorney

Jonetta Kapusta-Dorogi is a Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law, certified by the Ohio State Bar Association. Ms. Dorogi’s experience includes both analysis and litigation of complex domestic relations issues, including business evaluation, treatment of retirement assets in divorce, tax considerations involved in the payment and receipt of spousal support and custody issues. Ms. Kapusta-Dorogi is committed to developing client awareness of alternative process options in seeking to terminate their marriage and restructure their family.…

Photo of Peter Kirner Peter Kirner Attorney

Peter Kirner joined the firm in 2006. He is the vice president of the Parma Bar Association, as well as a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He serves as a magistrate in Parma City School Truancy Court and has been appointed to the CMBA Fee Dispute Resolution Committee and the Bar Admissions Committee.…

Photo of Jacob Kronenberg Jacob Kronenberg Attorney, AAML Certified Arbitrator

Since 1976, Jacob has represented husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, children, grandparents and other relatives in all aspects of family law.

A Kenyon College and George Washington University Law School graduate, Jacob is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist in family relations law.
He is a Certified Arbitrator.…

Photo of Terri Lastovka Terri Lastovka CPA, JD, ASA, Appraiser

Terri A. Lastovka, CPA, JD, ASA received her BBA from Kent State University, Accounting, 1986, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board. She was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the Accountancy Board of Ohio in 1989. Terri earned her JD from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1995 and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1996.…

Photo of James Loeb James Loeb Attorney

Jim Loeb represents clients in high-stakes family law cases, successfully defending the interests of his clients in “heritage” assets, including family businesses, inheritances and trusts. He handles sophisticated matters with a deep understanding of the intricacies and sensitivities of the issues at hand, guiding clients through sensitive and highly contentious situations both in and out of the courtroom, using alternative means of dispute resolution to amicably resolve situations where possible.…

Photo of Mark Lovinger Mark Lovinger Psychologist
Photo of Michael McNamara Michael McNamara Business Appraiser, CVA, CFE, CTP, MBA

Mike McNamara is the principal of McNamara Business Valuation, LLC. He specializes in business valuations, asset tracing, fraud prevention, and advisory services. Mike grew up in Cleveland and attended the University of Dayton where he graduated as an accounting major. His 30+ years of financial experience includes auditing, accounting, treasury, banking, foreign exchange trading, real estate, portfolio management, corporate insurance, and project management.…

Photo of Robert Nemeth Robert Nemeth Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Certified Valuation Analyst, CPA

Bob Nemeth is a principal and a member of the business valuation and litigation consulting teams for Apple Growth Partners, Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors. In addition, he provides expertise in accounting and tax services to an account base of firms in diverse industries.Bob graduated from John Carroll University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.…

Photo of Lindsay Nickolls Lindsay Nickolls

Lindsay Nickolls’ career as a child and family advocate began during her master’s degree studies in social work at the University of Michigan. She counseled children and families using “love and logic” and other solution-focused techniques to help them deal with divorce, substance abuse, domestic violence, delinquency and other issues. To advance her goal of becoming an advocate for families in crisis, Lindsay pursued a career in law, earning her degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law.…

Photo of Ryan Nowlin Ryan Nowlin Attorney

Ryan Nowlin joined the firm in 2006 and became a Partner in January 2012. Ryan’s practice is focused on the areas of family law, commercial litigation, and probate litigation.  Ryan is board certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in the practice of Family Relations law.

Ryan represents individuals in every phase of divorce and custody proceedings, and appears in Domestic Relations and Juvenile courts throughout Northeast Ohio.…

Photo of John Ready John Ready Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator, Parent Coordinator

John J. Ready is a graduate of John Carroll University (1984) and The Franklin Thomas Backus School of Law of Case Western Reserve University (1988). The Law Office of John J. Ready was founded in 1991, with an emphasis in Family Law in Cuyahoga and surrounding counties.

Mr. Ready is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio (1988); The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (1989); and, the United States Supreme Court (2001).…

Photo of Sean Saari Sean Saari CPA/ABV, CVA, MBA Valuation/Financial Expert

Sean Saari is the Partner-In-Charge of the Midwest region of Marcum’s Advisory Services group. He has nearly 15 years of experience and assists clients by developing credible and defensible valuations and financial analyses.  Sean has testified as a financial and valuation expert numerous times. He has a practice concentrated in the areas of business valuations, litigation advisory services, domestic disputes, shareholder disputes, financial reporting, complex damages analysis and modeling, strategic planning, succession and estate planning, and mergers and acquisitions. …

Photo of Cara Santosuosso Cara Santosuosso

Cara L. Santosuosso focuses her legal practice on civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, primarily in the area of family law. Ms. Santosuosso is trained in mediation and collaborative practice, and often acts as a parenting coordinator in high-conflict cases, with an emphasis on developing creative and practical solutions for her clients. Prior to opening her own firm in 2020, Ms.…

Photo of Joy Savren Joy Savren Attorney, Mediator

oy B. Savren, Family Law Attorney, Mediator, and Collaborative Attorney, is dedicated to assisting clients facing divorce or dissolution, post-divorce or other family law matters through the use of negotiation, communication, mediation and agreement toward a resolution that best benefits all involved and avoids costly litigation.In private practice since 1982, with a large portion of her practice in Family Law, she has extensive experience in divorce, dissolution of marriage, child custody issues, shared parenting agreements, visitation agreements, division of assets and all the other associated components of the termination of marriage.…

Photo of John Sayre John Sayre Attorney

John graduated from DePauw University in 1972 (B.A. cum laude), from Indiana University in 1974 (M.A.), and from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1977 J.D.). John is a member of the American Bar Association (Litigation Section), the Ohio State Bar Association (Litigation Section), and the Cleveland Bar Association (Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Sections), and is licensed to practice in all Ohio State and Federal courts.…

Photo of Linda Schuster Linda Schuster Attorney

Attorney Linda Schuster is currently associated with Alice Rickel & Associates in Beachwood, Ohio.Linda’s practice is primarily dedicated to family law where she practices in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Medina, and Summit counties.

Linda graduated from Miami University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and received her Juris Doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1993.…

Photo of P Lynn Seifert P Lynn Seifert Attorney-Mediator

Lynn received her undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University in 1993 with a major in psychology and went on to earn her law degree from the Akron University School of Law in May 1999. She was admitted to the practice of law in the state of Ohio on November 8, 1999. Lynn has received additional training and certifications to serve as a Guardian Ad Litem, a Parenting Coordinator, and is a certified Domestic Relations Mediator.…

Photo of Harriet Slive Harriet Slive Attorney


Harriet W. Slive will continue to represent her current clients and will be continuing her practice serving your needs for injury claims, wills and health care powers, relationship and personal communications coaching, prenuptial agreements, parenting coordination, and mediation. She can be reached at 216-566-1111, and at…

Photo of Peta Sneek Peta Sneek

Peta is originally from Canada and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology/Sociology from Brock University. During her years studying, she worked as a Respite worker and Family Support Interventionist for many families in the Niagara area. She worked primarily with children with physical disabilities.

After graduating, she worked for the Western Quebec School Board in a behavioral unit as the Behavior technician.…

Photo of Carolyn Soeder Carolyn Soeder

I am a Domestic Relations attorney focused on advocating for my clients in all aspects of family law. These matters are often difficult and sensitive.  I navigate my clients through these times in their lives when a skilled family lawyer is not just recommended, but essential. My practice is concentrated in dissolution, divorce, child custody, parenting time, preparation of antenuptial (also known as “prenuptial”) agreements, child and spousal support, trial work, appellate work and all aspects of post-decree modifications.

Although the changes my clients experience are challenging, I rise to the challenge to ensure that the process is as easy as possible. Through steady and clear communication I make certain my clients know what to expect from the process and help them prepare accordingly.

My clients can always count on having an advocate in their corner, whether we are negotiating an amicable settlement or litigating a complex dispute.

Photo of Debora Venzor Debora Venzor


We understand that divorce or separation presents an emotional challenge and may create anxiety about maintaining lifestyle and financial goals. Together we will work to address the financial issues associated with divorce and develop a realistic picture of your financial situation as you transition to a new independent lifestyle.

For more than 20 years, the Castle Group at UBS has worked closely with clients and their attorneys providing clarity on the financial issues that arise during and after divorce.…

Photo of Ami Zukowsky Ami Zukowsky Attorney

These professionals can help you and your spouse choose a guided, proven and court-approved method for ending your marriage and settling parenting issues. Aside from lowering costs, a non-litigation approach is more likely to produce a more livable future for you and your separated family.