Practice Areas


 


Adoption
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, are experienced in representing individuals in adoption matters, whether it is an uncontested step-parent adoption or a litigated adoption, we can help guide you through the legal issues and provide zealous representation.

 


Business Law
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, are experienced in representing businesses of all sizes, from local sole proprietorships to regional and national corporations. We can help you with starting a new business, setting up a limited liability company (LLC) corporation or partnership, sale or purchase of a business, business succession planning, corporate governance, transactions with customers and vendors, shareholder disputes, collections and litigation. Our attorneys are experienced in a wide variety of industries including finance, trucking, manufacturing, construction, commercial utilities, entertainment, real estate, hotels, advertising, and restaurants.

 


Civil Litigation
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, represent both individuals and businesses in all aspects of dispute resolution, including pre-suit negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and court proceedings in state and federal trial and appellate courts. We practice throughout the state of Ohio, and have litigated cases in more than 20 counties, including the Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati metropolitan areas.

 


Child Custody and Child Support
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, represent individuals in both juvenile court and domestic relations court in child custody matters and in child support matters. Child custody can be a difficult legal matter and having the right attorney can make all the difference. Ohio utilizes the Ohio State Child Support Guidelines, but there are many factors to consider when properly calculating child support.

 


Commercial Litigation
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, represent business clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes involving disputes with customers, disputes with vendors, disputes with landlords, disputes among business owners, as well as disputes with competing businesses over improper use of trademarks and trade secrets. We practice throughout the state of Ohio, and have litigated cases in more than 20 counties, including the Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati metropolitan areas.

 


Commercial Transactions
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, can help with your company’s business transactions with customers and vendors, by negotiating and drafting contracts and supporting documents to protect your business.

 


Criminal Offenses
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, represent individuals who are facing various criminal charges, we have represented individuals for misdemeanors, preliminary hearings, and felonies.

 


Debt Collection
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, are experienced in aggressively representing businesses of all sizes and individuals in debt collection matters. We work with creditors in all phases of collections from making the initial demand, litigating your case to judgment, execution against the debtor’s assets, and creditor representation in bankruptcy. We also represent debtors throughout the collection process to attempt to resolve the matter on the best terms possible and obtain an equitable result.

 


Divorce/Dissolution
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, are experienced in representing individuals through the emotional and legal challenges associated with a divorce, dissolution, annulment or legal separation. Every case is different and requires individual attention. We have represented individuals in cases that involve: child support, child custody, spousal support, tax exemptions, real estate, businesses and personal property. We are with you throughout the process, whether its mediation, negotiation, or litigation.

 


Domestic Violence
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, represent individuals who are facing a civil or criminal domestic violence charges. There can be harsh penalties associated with either a civil or a criminal finding of domestic violence.

 


Estate Planning
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, are experienced in working closely with clients to provide personal, thorough and confidential estate planning services customized to the client’s individual needs. Whether you need a simple will or more advanced planning using one or more trust platforms, we will use our years of experience to provide the most effective and efficient way in which to protect your assets, pass them to your loved ones, and minimize taxes. For business owners, we coordinate your estate plan with your business interests and business succession plan.

 


Landlord – Tenant
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, can help with both residential and commercial leases and disputes. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, we can assist you in reviewing and/or negotiating your lease, or representing you in eviction and other court proceedings.

 


OVI/DUI – Operating a Vehilce While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, can represent you in your OVI/DUI matter. These cases are taken seriously by the police, the prosecutors and us. We can help review your case, advise on a course of action and resolve the matter with the prosecutor.

 


Probate Estate and Trust Administration
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, can guide your family through the most difficult times following the loss of a loved one. Whether your loved one died with a simple will, intestate or with more advanced planning, our years of experience allow us to guide you through the administration of each estate or trust so that it proceeds as smoothly and expeditiously as possible. We are knowledgeable with a wide variety of asset classes making us competent to deal with the title clearing and transfer issues related thereto. Our attorneys are also experienced in litigating contests that may arise regarding pre and post death transfers of assets in a probate or non-probate setting.

 


Real Estate
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, are experienced in representing clients in all types of residential, commercial, and farm real estate transactions and disputes. Whether you are buying or selling a home for your family, purchasing or leasing property for a business, or involved in a boundary or other dispute, we can help.

 

Traffic Offenses
The attorneys at Handwork, Kerscher & Pfost, LLP, are experienced in representing individuals who have been charged with a traffic offense. While most traffic violations seem small they can impact your driving record and should be taken seriously, we can help.

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