Cleveland Child Support Lawyer

Family Law Attorney in Beachwood, Ohio

Protecting Your Rights in Child Support, Custody and Visitation Matters

If you are involved in a family law dispute over child support, child custody or visitation, you want an experienced and aggressive lawyer to protect your interests. Whether you are seeking to establish temporary or permanent rights or you need to pursue modification or enforcement of an existing court order, you want an attorney who has successfully helped others develop and implement arrangements that are in the best interest of minor children and protect the rights of the parents.

At the Law Office of Philip Fine, in Beachwood, I have 47 years of practice experience, including all issues related to child support, child custody and visitation. I place a high priority on personal service, working hard to make certain I am available to when you have questions or concerns. I believe attaining results is about planning and I take great care to keep you constantly informed, so that there are no surprises. Contact my offices to arrange a free initial consultation.

Child Support

In Ohio, child support is calculated using a statutory formula that factors in the incomes of both parents, health insurance and day care requirements, and any other special needs. When you hire me to represent you in a child support matter, I will review all proposed orders to ensure that they are in compliance with Ohio guidelines and that all relevant income has been properly considered, including self-employment income, seasonal income and commission-based income. I will also handle all issues related to motions for child support modification or enforcement.

Child Custody

When determining custody of minor children, the Ohio courts must give priority to the best interests of the minor children. In some situations, the court may appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the children and make recommendations to the court as to what is in the best interests of the children.

I will work with you at all stages of a child custody matter, helping you establish and implement a plan that promotes the best interests of your children while allowing you to have a meaningful parenting relationship. I will help you prepare for any court-ordered analysis by family conciliation units, social workers or psychologists. If shared parenting (joint custody) is in the child's best interests, I will aggressively work to make that a reality.


When examining visitation arrangements, the courts generally recommend visitation with the non-custodial parent, unless there are substantiated concerns about the safety of the minor children. I will work closely with you to make certain that visitation orders are based on solid evidence and that the visitation orders are in the best interests of your children.

I also handle most other matters related to divorce or dissolution of marriage.

Contact Me

For a free initial consultation with an aggressive Ohio lawyer, contact me or call me at 216-591-1455. My office is open Monday through Friday, from 9 am until 5 pm, and Saturday mornings by appointment. I will make special arrangements to meet with you in the event of an emergency. I charge affordable rates and offer payment plans.