When you are working through the legal system, it is important to work with an attorney who will help you find effective solutions to your legal problems. For approximately 25 years the law offices of James E. Brightbill has helped clients throughout Northeast Ohio resolve family law and bankruptcy matters. Contact our firm online or call 330-374-0300 to schedule an appointment. Timely and Cost-Effective Representation We understand how important your family is to you and what it means to be able to provide for them. We work hard to find quick and gratifying ways to resolve your legal problems. We represent clients whose legal concerns include:
  • Divorce and Dissolution: We handle all divorce-related matters, including custody, visitation, child support, spousal support and the distribution of marital assets as well as prenuptial agreements as well enforcement of the divorce decree. We advise clients throughout the divorce process, from filing a complaint though post-judgment requests for modification.

  • Child custody and Visitation: In Ohio, the courts base custody and visitation decisions on the best interest of the children. We will help you negotiate or obtain custody and visitation arrangements that meet the needs of your children while protecting your rights as a parent. Attorney Brightbill has served as a Guardian ad Litem, working for children and advocating on their behalf.

  • Child support and alimony (spousal support): We will work closely with you to ensure child support guidelines are followed. We also help ensure that your support order justly considers the income of both parents and any special needs of your children. We determine whether alimony is appropriate and, if so, the proper amount, frequency and duration of payments.

  • Bankruptcy: We will analyze your financial situation and review options with you for resolution to your financial strain. We help clients find debt relief through Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings as well as look at other options helpful in protecting your assets.

  • OVI/DUI: Whether this is your first experience with an OVI/DUI or this is a subsequent stop, we will help you sort out the legal issues and work to get you driving privileges. The necessity of hiring an attorney to understand and defend you is even greater than before due to tougher DUI laws.

For responsive and results-oriented representation in Northeast Ohio, contact us or call 330-374-0300 to set up an appointment with an experienced lawyer. We are a family law office, representing the legal needs of the typical family, including that of Adoption, Guardianship and Wills.

We offer a free 30 minute initial consultation. Our offices are open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with evening and weekend appointments available. We offer payment plans and accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and check by phone.