Other Practice Areas

Sharpening the Axe, One Trial at a Time

Other Practice Areas

Assertive Trial Lawyers in Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Guernsey, Jefferson, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, and Washington Counties.

At Cross Law Office, we represent clients in practice areas beyond criminal law. We also help clients with the following legal concerns:

  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Debt Collection & Real Estate

Our experienced attorneys handle hundreds of cases a year, and we will put the time in to make sure you have a strong and formidable case. We will utilize our extensive network of resources and research the local laws deeply to more effectively strategize your argument. Whether you have questions about divorce, who will inherit your estate, or how to navigate debt collection actions for you, our lawyers at Cross Law Office can help you.

Family Law Disputes

Family law covers a range of legal issues, including:

  • Divorce
  • Dissolution
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Property division

To be eligible for divorce in Ohio, the spouse filing for divorce must have resided in the state for at least 6 months prior to filing. Ohio recognizes fault-based divorces (divorce based on one spouse’s misconduct, such as adultery) and no-fault divorces. 

Cross Law Office can take a closer look at your situation to determine the steps you need to take for your divorce and how to resolve your related family law disputes, from drafting a favorable co-parenting plan to protecting your assets during distribution.

Estate Planning Matters

Another important area of the law that our firm takes care of is estate planning. Wills, trusts, and powers of attorney are all estate planning tools that can help you protect your estate in the future and bestow the proper rights to your heirs and beneficiaries. 

Cross Law Office can help you better understand what estate planning tools you should take advantage of based on your situation. Generally, most individuals will consider the following:

  • A will – A “last will and testament” can specify who you want to leave your property to upon your death, a personal guardian for your minor children, a trusted individual to manage any property left behind, and an executor to oversee the will after your death.
  • A trust – A revocable trust is funded with property (e.g., bank accounts, real estate) that will be bestowed upon named beneficiaries after your death.
  • A Power of Attorney (POA) – A legal document allowing a named agent to make certain medical decisions for the principal, such as about a medical procedure, treatment, intervention, or other measure.

Debt Collection & Real Estate

If you are facing debt, one of the ways your creditors may go after you is by putting a lien against your real estate property. A lien is a legal claim on property for the payment of a debt. A lien primarily prevents a debtor from collecting any profits on the sale of the property until they satisfy their obligations to the creditor. 

Ohio has several laws pertaining to liens and debt collection practices, including a homestead exemption for certain types of liens. Filing for bankruptcy is an option to temporarily halt foreclosure of your home, but our attorneys can take a closer look at your case to determine other options you have for combatting a debt collection action against you.

Whether you are facing divorce, drafting a will, or fighting to protect your property from creditors, Cross Law Office can help. Our trial attorneys handle hundreds of cases a year, so we are readily equipped with the experience and skill to fight for your side in court.

Schedule an initial consultation with our firm to learn more about our practice areas and how we can help you settle your legal dispute today.


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    “Very knowledgable Lawyer. Proud to say "Not Guilty", all charges.”

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    “Mr. Cross was fair and reasonable in everyway and lead me to the eventual result I could have only dreamed of.”

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    “He is very understanding and I feel like he always has my best interests in mind.”

  • Highly recommend!

    “I have reached out to Mr. Cross on two occasions for separate issues and he has been very good to work with.”

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  • Extensive Resources to Tackle Each Case

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