Divorce isn’t pretty,
but it doesn’t have to be ugly.

If given the choice, how would you want your divorce to look? Do you want it to be a time of fighting, frustrations and regrets, or a time of working toward accomplishing a resolution with an equitable outcome for your family?

At Wagner & Bloch, our attorneys take a sophisticated approach to solving difficult cases. We know family law and how to help. It’s all we do, and has been for over 40 years. We are dedicated to helping you through this extraordinarily difficult time.

Divorce does not always mean fighting. It does not have to be what you see on TV or what your neighbor’s friend’s son went through. It is your divorce. It is your process. It is your family. Sometimes court action is necessary, but our experience has shown us that irreparable damage can be caused by litigation. This is one of the many reasons that our attorneys, Randal S. Bloch, Deborah L. McPartlin and Gayle M. Warm, are collaboratively trained and members of both the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Collaborative Law empowers you to resolve your family law matter without someone else making decisions for you. It allows you to safely explore and discuss creative solutions for extremely difficult issues. It is a dignified alternative dispute resolution process created to minimize conflict and maximize satisfaction by reaching equitable, respectful and long-lasting agreements.

Family law disputes are often traumatic and the impact can be felt for generations. Our goal is to minimize the impact on you, your children, your family and your life.

Collaborative Law is only one method of many that we know.

Our attorneys are very experienced in traditional negotiation as well. Using skillful negotiation often leads to a quicker resolution and one with less cost. Most importantly, it often leads to a resolution with better results. We do not expect that your dispute will be easy to resolve. Rather, we know that this is one of the most traumatic and difficult times you have ever experienced. We use our negotiation skills to address and manage the conflict, rather than try to cover it up or make it worse.

Your situation is unique and you need solutions tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. When you are an active participant to a carefully crafted agreement, you are more comfortable with it and more likely to follow it. You may not be happy with the results, but you can be satisfied that you did everything in your power to make sure the agreement was specific to meet your needs, your children’s needs, and your family’s needs.

Randal S. Bloch and Deborah L. McPartlin are also certified, trained family law mediators. Mediation is another alternative dispute resolution process in which you and your spouse meet with a neutral, non-biased third party to help you reach resolution. We work with you to explore your options, help you make decisions and ultimately reach your own agreements. Mediation is not suitable for everyone. The needs of every family are different. If you are interested in mediation, please tell our office before you speak with an attorney so that we are certain to remain impartial. In addition, we can also represent you during mediation as your attorney or outside of mediation if you have questions or concerns.

While we would rather spare you the frustration and cost of litigation, there are some matters that simply need court intervention. This can mean a domestic relations court, in the case of a divorce, or a juvenile court, in the case of some matters involving children. In any event, a judge or a magistrate will decide the disputed aspects of your case. There are no guarantees in litigation, but we have decades of experience as trial attorneys and know how to apply the law, decorum and strategy to your specific facts in order to best present them to the court.

Determining custody of and parenting time for your children can be challenging and highly emotional. Family law matters are complex and can also involve tax and real estate issues, valuation and disposition of businesses, and other financial disputes. The attorneys at Wagner & Bloch are focused on family law and have experience in all of these areas and can help you navigate them successfully. We are here to listen to you and assist you in achieving a positive outcome.

There are several options available to you in this difficult time. You can read more on our What You Need to Know pages and your attorney can discuss these options with you in more detail.

Because your circumstances are unique, we offer a low cost consultation to help you gather information and better understand your options. If you would like to schedule a time to talk about your specific situation and how we might be able to help you, please give us a call at 513.751.4420. Tracie at our front desk can help schedule a time that works for you.