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David Shaver

David Shaver

Shaver Law Office, Inc.
  • Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law ...
  • Ohio
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Mr. Shaver is an experienced and aggressive attorney practicing primarily in the are of family and criminal law. He graduated in 1986 from Capital University law school (Magna Cum Laude) and is a member for Phi Beta Kappa from Denison University (also Magna Cum Laude). He has served as President of the Fairfield County Bar Association and as an Acting Judge in the Fairfield County Municipal Court. His public service includes being the Mayor of Pickerington and a city councilman. He also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem in Juvenile and Domestic cases.

Mr. Shaver and his staff are dedicated to providing cost effective and efficient legal representation to our clients. With offices in Worthington and Pickerington, the firm serves Franklin, Fairfield, Licking , Delaware and other Central Ohio counties. The firm handles divorces, dissolution, custody disputes, paternity, grandparent's rights, adoptions, domestic violence and other criminal matters.

Capital University Law School
J.D. (1985)
Honors: Editor, Law Review Order of Curia
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Denison University
B.A. (1978) | Sociology and History
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Fellow, Department of History Fellow, Department of Sociology National Honorary Societies in History and Sociology
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Professional Experience
Acting Judge
Fairfield County Municipal Court
Class One Soccer Official
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Professional Associations
Columbus Bar Association
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Ohio State Bar  # 0036980
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Fairfield County Bar Association
Activities: Also served as Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer
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Fairfield County Bar Assocation
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Fairfield County Bar Assocation
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Fairfield County Bar Assocation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    I am more than happy to provide a free telephone consultation. If an office consultation is required then the charge for the consult is $200.00, which will be applied to the retainer if you decide to hire the firm after the consultation.
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    The hourly rate for Mr. Shaver is $200.00 an hour. The amount of the retainer depends on the case, but the retainer for most cases is between $1500-2500.00.
Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Juvenile Law
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. My husband and I are filing for a dissolution and I was wondering how much say the court has on the terms already made
A: The Courts usually defer to the parties as long as there as been full disclosure and the agreement appears fair on its face. The Court, however, will not approve agreements that contain provisions that are contrary to law. If both side are represented by an attorney, the Court will generally presume that the parties have received advice about the terms of the agreement and will approve the agreement even if it different than what the Court would likely have ordered. If one side is not represented and the agreement appears grossly unfair, the Court will generally direct the unrepresented party to seek legal counsel.

Please remember that in a dissolution the attorney, not matter how congenial, is representing only one party. ... Read More
Q. My wife is trying to take everything from me with this divorce. I make good money. Can she take all of it?
A: It would be rare for any one side to get all of the property. Generally the Court divide all marital property (and debts) equally. Only in cases involving extreme economic misconduct by one side would the Court even consider such an outcome. In most case, however, the marital property is equally divided. Some issues that may arise is whether the property or debt is marital or separate.

Issues of spousal support are more complicated and depend upon the length of marriage, the disparity in income between the parties and whether there is need for further education for one spouse. Income can be imputed to a spouse that voluntarily chooses to be underemployed. Once again, the are complex issues and and the disposition of each case depends on the particular facts of the case. That is why it is important not to rely upon the "advice" of friends who think all divorces are similar to their own and you should consult and experienced attorney. ... Read More
Q. In a Divorce if one spouse inherits money does the other Spouse have rights To any of it
A: You should check with an Arkansas attorney, but in most states inherited assets are considered separate property as long as the property is not commingled with marital funds. Income, however, from such funds may be considered in determining spousal support in many states.
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67 E. Wilson Bridge Road
Suite 101
Worthington, OH 43085
Telephone: (614) 547-7111
Fax: (614) 547-7106
115 N. Center Street
Pickerington, OH, USA
Telephone: (614) 547-7111
Fax: (614) 547-7106