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Bridget Sciscento

Bridget Sciscento

  • Family Law, Divorce, Real Estate Law ...
  • Ohio
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Bridget tirelessly advocates for her clients, ensuring that the law is accessible to them. Hailing from Hudson, Ohio, she focuses her practice in the areas of family law, real estate, and employment law. She has a passion for juvenile custody disputes and regularly litigates cases in juvenile court. When she isn't litigating, she spends her time with her golden retrievers, Finn and Stella.

Case Western Reserve University
J.D. (2021)
Honors: Graduated cum laude.
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Professional Experience
Legal and Enforcement Intern
ReliabilityFirst Corporation
Review and drafted contracts to ensure company's interest were protected. Analyzed potential and actual violations of federal energy laws and regulations.
Teaching Assistant to Professor Jonathan Adler for Law, Legislation, and Regulation
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Aided professor in designing curriculum for the course. Independently taught weekly lessons on fundamental principles of statutory interpretation and regulatory law.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Assisted with the discovery process and conducted legal research for cases under Title VII
Honors Fellow in Constitutional Law
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Selected to serve as student tutor and assistant to professor based on accomplishments in the area of Constitutional Law.
Summer Associate
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Drafted memos in support of client appeals to the Social Security Administration and received favorable decisions
Office of United States Senator Sherrod Brown
Speaking Engagements
University of Akron
Delivered the student commencement address for the College of Arts and Sciences after being selected by the Dean of the College through a rigorous nomination and application process.
Zashin & Rich Family Law Achievement Prize
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
For the student who demonstrates outstanding performance in advanced domestic relations or family law.
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Family Law
Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction and Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Awarded to the highest scoring student in family law.
Zashin & Rich Employment & Labor Award
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
For the student with significant achievement in employment law
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Civil Procedure
Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction and Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Awarded to the highest scoring student in civil procedure.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Ohio  # 101366
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
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  • Free Consultation
    Free 30 minute consultation by appointment only.
Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination
Legal Answers
Q. 10 years ago a judge ruled that the non custodial parent can claim the child on their tax return every other year.
A: No. However, if you go back to Court, then the Court will likely allocate the dependency exemption/ credit to you.
Q. I live in Oregon and my children live in Ohio with their father. I have the kids during the summer and holidays. Today
A: First, you need to determine where you need to file. Since there is an existing custody order, you will need to file, at least initially, in the county where the initial custody order was entered. Second, you need to find out what you need to file. I suggest contacting the Clerk of Courts of the county where you need to file and asking if they have forms to move for emergency custody.
Q. Can my husband adopt my two children whose father is not in the picture?
A: Hello, since you and your husband married more than a year ago, then he can apply for stepparent adoption. There are 2 ways a stepparent adoption can be granted: with or without consent of the biological parent who will have their parental rights terminated. In Ohio, if a parent fails to provide financial support OR does not have more than de minimis (very minimal) contact with a child in the year leading up to the filing of the petition, then the Court should find that the biological parent's consent to the adoption is not required unless the biological parent has a justifiable excuse (very good reason). Stepparent adoptions have the same effect as any other adoption. The person adopting the children now has all the same rights and responsibilities as any parent.
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N.P. Weiss Law
3091 Mayfield Rd Suite 320A
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Telephone: (216) 417-5111