Cathy Cook Esq

Cathy Cook Esq

We help people rebuild their lives.
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • Ohio
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Biography

For over 35 years, I have been helping people rebuild their lives due to life changing events of divorce, the break up of a long term relationship with children, and domestic violence. Our office provides clarity on the law, gives you confidence on how to proceed, and control over your case.

Our website contains numerous complimentary reports on issues you are facing. We offer a free phone consultation for you to ask questions and determine if we’re the right fit. We provide a reduced fee initial consultation with a case audit to lay out the roadmap for your situation.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Juvenile Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
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Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law
J.D. (1982)
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Honors: Trial Practice Award
Activities: Moot Court
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Miami University of Ohio
B.A. (1979) | English & Political Science
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Honors: Cum Laude
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Awards
AV Rating - highest legal ability & ethics
Martindale-Hubbell
I received this award after my 15th year practice, and I have held it ever since.
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Cincinnati Bar Association
Member
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Decree Enfocement & Post- Decree Modification Issues, Cincinnati, Ohio
National Business Institute
Taught attorneys how to deal with enforcing provisions of divorce decrees & how to return to court to modify issues regarding children and support.
Advanced Parenting Issues, Cincinnati, Ohio
National Business Institute
Same Sex Divorce Issues, Cincinnati, Ohio
Hamilton County Law Library
Discussed unique issues with terminating Sam sex marriages relating to when marriage began for equitable property division and child issues.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
77 Questions Answered
Q. Can a mother refuse to let the father see his kids without her present?
A: Father needs to file for parenting time again & get actual service on mother. If she doesn’t show then, an order can be issued. If she does appear, Father will need to be prepared to deal with any claims she makes as to why his time should be limited & supervised.
Q. i have guardianship / child support order, my child lives with me, dad wont return him ,dads environment is very toxic .
A: I’m not following your legal situation. Parents don’t have guardianship. They have custody or shared parenting. If father has court ordered parenting time, he has to return your child at the end of his time. If he doesn’t, you can ask the police for help. If father refuses to return him, you have to file a motion for contempt. To gain custody or more time if it is shared parenting, father will have to file for that in court.
Q. Can my soon to be ex- husband dictate who watches our kids when we are at work?
A: First, you need an attorney in your divorce. On this issue, you need to file a motion to restore your mother as the babysitter.
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Contact & Map
114 E 8th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Telephone: (513) 241-4029
Cell: (513) 646-8981
Fax: (513) 723-8634
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Main phone is being answered live during normal hours. Cathy can be reached on cell in evenings and weekends. Email is answered quickly- info@cathycooklaw.com or cathy.cook@cathycooklaw.com