Family Law

An Overview of My Family Law Practice

Over the past 33 years as an attorney in Buckhannon, West Virginia, I have handled more than 4,000 family law cases. I understand the legal, financial and emotional issues involved in cases involving divorce and family law.

Please contact me for effective representation in the full range of family law issues, including:


When it’s time to end a marriage, you need a divorce lawyer who is dedicated to protecting your interests. I’m here to guide you through the process so that you can move on with your life.

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Child custody and child support

I help parents who are divorcing as well as parents who have never been married establish a workable legal framework for supporting and raising their children.

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Officially called allocation of parental rights, establishing the paternity of a child gives the father the right to be a part of the child’s life and gives the mother the ability to collect child support payments.

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Domestic violence

If you are the victim of domestic violence, I will help arrange for a protective order. If you are charged with domestic abuse, I can help you defend yourself and help you correct the problems that led to the charges.

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Stepparent adoption can help unite “blended families.” If you are seeking to adopt your spouse’s children from another relationship, I can help.

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Because requests for modifications require strict compliance with West Virginia statues, they should not be sought without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. If you have experienced a substantial change in circumstances, such as the loss of a job or a remarriage, your court-ordered child support and child custody arrangements may need to be modified. I also help clients with enforcement of court orders when a former spouse is in contempt of court.

Learn more about modifications/contempt

Free Lawyer Consultation

If you have questions about how I can serve you in a family law case, contact me at any time for a free attorney consultation. I am usually in my office near the courthouse in Buckhannon before 7 a.m. on weekdays. After hours and weekend appointments are available.