Mikes personal philosophy and approach.

I have extensive experience reaching resolution to family law matters in and out of the court room since 1993.  I am able to adapt to the situation at hand.  If opposing counsel and/or spouse are being reasonable then we will settle the matter in a dignified and respectful manner.  Should the opposition be unreasonable then we will seek fairness through the judicial system.  Without a doubt, the type of attorney you choose is one of the largest determining factors of how your family law matter will proceed.  By choosing a difficult attorney you, and your family, are more likely to have a difficult experience.

There ARE times when an adversarial and contentious divorce is unavoidable, but this can be the exception.  I do have significant ability and expertise litigating court cases since 1993.  However,  my years of experience has  taught me it takes much more skill and talent as an attorney to successfully reach a fair and equitable resolution to a family law matter outside of the court room than inside one.  

I have seen the good, the ugly, and the uglier.  It is my overwhelming experience that those cases which are litigated through Domestic Relations (Divorce) or Juvenile Court are counter-productive to the FAMILY UNIT.  Litigants may not be husband and wife for much longer, but they will always be Mom and Dad and Grandma and Grandpa after that.

Families, and especially the children, deserve a respectful and non-destructive division of their family.  I do not care what the situation, division of the family does not have to be ugly or cause collateral damage to the children!  It is possible to offer families a more dignified and respectful termination of their marriage.  Most of the time, a healthy parting of the ways between two unhappy spouses will lead to a healthier family unit; THIS is my ultimate professional goal!

Located in Cincinnati, Ohio I can provide multiple legal services depending upon your needs, litigation representation, Collaborative representation, mediator and Guardian Ad Litem (please see further description of representation below).  I practice family law in Hamilton, Clermont, Warren and Butler Counties, Ohio.

If you have an immediate need for an experienced family law attorney please do not hesitate to contact me.  I will work diligently to give you the best legal representation possible.

Thank you for your consideration,

J. Michael Kaufman, Esq.


  Contact me:
J. Michael Kaufman, Esq.
Barron, Peck, Bennie & Schlemmer, L.P.A.
3074 Madison Rd.
Cincinnati, OH, 45209
Office: 513-721-1350


What type of representation do you need?

Domestic Relations Court Juvenile Court
Divorce Dissolution
Custody Visitation/Parenting Time
Child Support Spousal Support/Alimony
Litigation Representation Collaborative Law
Mediator Guardian Ad Litem


Watch a quick video about the difference between Collaborative Law and Mediation.

Click HERE to watch a video that further explains a Collaborative Divorce.

To research more on Collaborative Divorce visit www.CollaborativePractice.com


Collaborative Law Litigation Attorney Guardian Ad Litem Mediator