Family Law

Family law encompasses a variety of different disputes and actions regarding the legal relationships between family members.

The following list represents the subject matter panels established by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) for Family Law. Some subject matter panels may not have lawyers participating under them. In this case, LRS has not found successful attorney applicants who qualify for a particular subject matter. LRS is not permitted to add attorneys who do not meet LRS standards. LRS will still maintain these panels in the event attorneys who do qualify for the subject matter will be available to represent members of the public in the future.

All of the subject matter panels listed in the area of Family Law are preceded by the designation FAM. The areas are listed below and are located in a drop down box on the “Get a Referral” form.

  • FAM: Abuse/Neglect (Juvenile)
  • FAM: Appeals (Juvenile)
  • FAM: Adoptions
  • FAM: Annulments
  • FAM: Divorce/Dissolution
  • FAM: Child Custody/Visitation (Domestic)
  • FAM: Child Custody/Visitation (Juvenile)
  • FAM: Child Support (Domestic)
  • FAM: Child Support (Juvenile)
  • FAM: International
  • FAM: Legal Separation
  • FAM: Paternity
  • FAM: Post Divorce
  • FAM: Prenuptial Agreement
  • FAM: QDRO/Public Pension
  • FAM: Step/Grandparent Guardianships
  • FAM: TPO/CPO (Plaintiff)