Cathy Cook

Cathy Cook

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

University of Cincinnati College of Law
J.D. (1982)
Honors: Trial Practice Award
Activities: Moot Court
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Miami University of Ohio
B.A. (1979) | English & Political Science
Honors: Cum Laude
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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.
AV Rating - highest legal ability & ethics
I received this award after my 15th year practice, and I have held it ever since.
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
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American Bar Association
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Cincinnati Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
    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
Legal Answers
Q. My daughter's father has tested positive for covid. Our daughter and myself have both tested negative.
A: Generally, the Courts are not requiring parents to relinquish parenting time due to a positive COVID test. Has your daughter been vaccinated or is she too young? Does she have any health conditions? Is he wearing a mask, having her do so, and keeping distance?

You might see if her pediatrician would recommend she not be in his home due to this.
Q. What is considered contempt in a custody case?
A: Based on what you report of the order, yes. However, I would prefer to see the entire section before stating if you would be successful on a contempt motion.
Q. In Ohio if both parties file for divorce in separate counties, what county has jurisdiction?
A: If both have lived in their counties 90 days before filing, the one who obtains service first is the county where the case will be.
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Websites & Blogs
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 (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Main phone is being answered live during normal hours. Cathy can be reached on cell in evenings and weekends. Email is answered quickly- or