Joe Clarke Law


Family Law Attorney


Advocating for families since 2005

For over 12 years Joe Clarke Law has helped thousands of clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives.  Divorces and custody disputes are as personal as it gets.  That is why Joe Clarke Law is dedicated to spending the time listening to the client's unique problems and then offering creative and lasting solutions.

Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether our services are right for you.




420 Madison Ave. #1101
Toledo, Ohio 43604

(419) 243-8999


Areas of Practice


A divorce is considered to be one of the most stressful events in a person's life. Those considering divorce must begin the process of making decisions that have long lasting effects.  Among those decisions are, child custody, division of assets, allocation of debt, as well as child and spousal support.   That is why clients need an attorney who knows the questions to ask, who knows how how to obtain the necessary information, and advise the client as to what is in their best interests.

post divorce / post custody motions

Life is ever changing.  Certainly no good family law attorney or family law judge drafts language with the hope it will have to be changed in the future, but the fact remains lives change.  Courts reserve the right to amend/alter/or change prior orders that pertain to child custody and and child support based upon what is in a minor child's best interests of that very reason.  If you feel there has been a significant change in your child's life, your ex-spouse's life, or your life, you may want to consult a qualified attorney.


A dissolution accomplishes the same end as a divorce, however, is achieved without contested litigation.  Courts grant dissolutions to parties who have reached complete agreement on every issue once they have have made full and complete disclosures of their financial affairs.  The client plays an integral role with their soon to be ex-spouse and their respective counsel in creating a separation agreement as well as parenting plan, if applicable.


The Supreme Court of Ohio has declared that grandparents may attempt to gain custody of their grandchild if certain conditions are met.  These cases tend to be very fact specific and requires the Court to make two individual findings by two different burdens of proof.  The process is arduous, and grandparents face an uphill struggle, but there is hope with the assistance of an experienced and dedicated family law attorney.


Parties who have custody disputes and are not married to one another are served by the Juvenile Courts of Ohio.  Child custody is established based upon what the Court determines to be in a minor child's best interests.  There is no limit to the factors a Court can consider when making a custody ruling, so it is important to hire an attorney who knows what factors matter most to the Court based upon years of experience. 


We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
— Edmund Burke


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