Mary Kate is a domestic relations attorney at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. She assists clients with termination of marriage proceedings, including divorce, dissolution, mediation and collaborative. She also represents clients in the negotiation and drafting of prenuptial agreements, as well as in custody matters, domestic violence proceedings, adoptions and post-decree matters. Her experience includes establishing and enforcing support, tracing separate property claims, establishing de facto termination dates of marriages, navigating business valuation issues, dividing executive compensation plans, and negotiating and litigating complex custody disputes, including those involving substance abuse and relocation issues.
Mary Kate prides herself on her ability to connect, empathize and be honest with her clients. She understands that her clients are engaging her at a difficult time in their lives and is dedicated to alleviating their tension while guiding them through a foreign process.
Though Mary Kate is an experienced litigator, she advocates for alternative dispute resolution when appropriate. She received the Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, is a certified Divorce/Domestic Relations Mediator and is trained in Collaborative Law.
Mary Kate earned her J.D., cum laude, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Following law school, Mary Kate practiced briefly in Central Ohio before moving her practice to Northeast Ohio, including the counties of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Summit.