David Scott Heier Esq

David Scott Heier Esq

New York Family Lawyer
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • New York, Ohio
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Summary

Former Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years gaining extensive trial advocacy experience. Worked as the Assistant City Attorney for a suburban city in Franklin County practicing in Ohio municipal law. Entered private practice serving the needs of clients in a wide number of legal areas. My practice is now limited to Family Law matters and Divorce in New York state. Also licensed in Ohio.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Also accept PayPal.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    See website for a complete listing of fees at www.familylawyer-ny.com
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Ohio
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6th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Heier Law Office
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Private law practice concentrating on divorce, family and juvenile law. Practice includes divorce, dissolution, separation, child custody, visitation, shared parenting, spousal support, enforcement and modification of court orders.
Appellate Defense Counsel
United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Military Review
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U.S. Marine Corps Reserve duty at the U.S. Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. reviewing trial records and writing appellate briefs.
Special Counsel
Franklin Township, Ohio
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Labor contract negotiator representing Franklin Township in union contract negotiations with Fraternal Order of Police.
Assistant City Attorney
City of Upper Arlington, Ohio
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Drafted new laws for consideration and passage by the city council to ammend or modify the city's municipal code. Researched and drafted legal memorandum for the city manager and other administrative department directors and city council. Drafted and reviewed city contracts and legal documents. Provided legal advice to the city council and administration. Represented the city in labor negotiations with the police and fire fighters unions. Created the city's first mediation program for neighborhood disputes.
Staff Judge Advocate
United States Marine Corps
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Defense Counsel representing marines and sailors in General and Special Courts-Martial. Also represented clients in Navy-Marine Corps Administrative Discharge Board hearings. Served as legal counsel for service members, dependents and retired personnel in divorce and family law matters in California state courts.
Education
University of Dayton
M.A. (1979) | Philosophy
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Studied 4 years in a joint-degree program to earn a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy and a J.D. law degree.
Honors: First candidate to complete the advanced joint degree program in Law (J.D.) and Philosophy (M.A.).
Activities: Student teaching undergraduate upper level philosophy course.
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University of Dayton School of Law
J.D. (1979) | Law
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USMC JAG prosecutor (summer 1978) Commissioned 2nd Lt USMC (summer 1977)
Honors: First joint degree candidate to complete M.A. in philosophy and J.D.
Activities: Student Representative to the Faculty Academic Affairs Committee (2nd and 3rd year).
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University of Dayton
B.A. (1975) | English and Political Science
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Honors: Political Science Honors Fraternity. Dean's List.
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Professional Associations
Ontario County Bar Association
Member
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New York State Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Member, Family Law Section
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American Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Member, Family Law Section
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Ohio State Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Member, Family Law Committee.
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Columbus Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Member, Family Law Committee. Member, Juvenile Law Committee. Chairman, Technology Committee.
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U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Officers' Association
President (Central Ohio Chapter)
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Columbus Computer Society
Board of Trustees Member
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Activities: Also served as Legal Counsel to the Board.
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Common Cause of Ohio
State Governing Board Member
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Activities: Elected to office by state membership.
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Certifications
Guardian ad Litem
Supreme Court of Ohio
Assigned Counsel Panel
Ontario County, NY
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
42 Questions Answered

Q. Father passed and there is a will and leaving everthing to 4 of us and only 3 have been allowed any access to house.
A: A Will is used to distribute property and also to appoint an executor to carry out the terms of the Will. The executor is the one who is in control of distribution of property and the payment of debts. If this is a Will that is being probated, then a complaint to remove the executor can be filed if the executor is mishandling the property. The court schedules a hearing and will determine the outcome.
Q. Does permanent legal custody give us the right to change the childs last name to ours? Filing under ORC 2151.42
A: When permanent legal custody is granted, the biological parents in this situation lose all their parental rights. The legal parents can petition the Probate Court for a name change.
Q. If the parents have shared parenting, and the father is asking for a paterity test, does the child have to go to dads?
A: If parents have shared parenting, then the parties must follow the shared parenting plan that was filed with the court. Once a man admits paternity and then is granted shared parenting, a paternity test is little bit late and will not be granted by the court.
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Contact & Map
HEIER LAW OFFICE
20 Gorham St
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Telephone: (585) 358-0515
Fax: (585) 358-0515