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R. Scott Patterson

Serving Muskingum and surrounding counties.
  • DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Family Law ...
  • Ohio
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University of Cincinnati College of Law
J.D. (1979)
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Professional Associations
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    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
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Additional Practice Area
  • Child Custody
Legal Answers
Q. Dismissed Ohio Untimely Notice of Appeal- Attorney filed for reconsideration-blamed postal service.
Q. My fiance wants to adopt my twins, their father is in prison, does he have to sign over his rights for that to happen?
A: You and your fiance must first be married. The natural/biological father's consent is necessary except under limited and specific circumstances as they may exist at the time the Petition for Adoption is filed with the Probate Court.
Q. I have been raising my goddaughter for 6yrs with birth mother only giving foodstamps how can i get custody?
A: Of course you will heed the services of an experienced, competent family law attorney. As a "legal stranger" to the child, in order to obtain custody you would have to establish to the court's satisfaction that it would be detrimental to the child to be placed with either her father or her mother. This is called parental unsuitability.
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2609 Bell St
Zanesville, OH 43701
Telephone: (740) 455-3448
Fax: (740) 453-2669