FAMILY LAW, DIVORCE & CHILD CUSTODY 216.664.0792
Whether it is a dissolution or a divorce, a matter of child custody or support, or a question of spousal support, property division or pension division, Tom McCormack is a steadfast family law advocate for people who want to understand and have their say in the legal process.
Begin with an initial consultation at no charge. 216.664.0792. You can expect–
- Discretion in dealing with complex and delicate issues
- Strong advocacy on your behalf
- Constant dedication to resolving issues without resorting to drawn out and expensive legal proceedings
- Forthright counsel about what the law says, how courts interpret the law, and issue resolution alternatives so that you can make informed decisions
- As much of a voice in every aspect of your case as you want, within the limits of what the law, the courts, and ethical practice permit
As a domestic relations trial magistrate, Tom put in place unique courtroom procedures to foster productive litigant participation and greater transparency, making settlement more efficient and successful by involving parties in key court processes. He developed extensive knowledge of parenting issues, especially in the area of parenting plans for special needs children, and implemented cutting edge parenting programs designed to preserve families.
During more than twenty years in private practice in trial and appellate courts, Tom pursued a specialization in pension and benefits law, representing very large, multi-employer, collectively-bargained employee benefit plans, including pension plans and health and welfare plans. He brings this strong grasp of pension law to issues that arise in divorce, including:
- private, state, federal, military pensions
- pension valuation
- dividing pension benefits
- drafting orders for private pensions (QDROs), state pensions, (DOPOs), federal pensions (COAPS), and military pensions.
Tom McCormack has also represented unions and their members and employees, small businesses, and referred individuals in family law and juvenile matters. He has a record of creative representation of youthful offenders, structuring and negotiating de facto diversion programs in local courts throughout Ohio
J.D. Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1979
Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Family Law Section
Volunteer, Legal Aid Divorce Clinic; Volunteer, 3Rs Program
Member, Ohio State Bar Association
Member, Center For Principled Family Advocacy (Cleveland)
Supreme Court of Ohio Guardian ad Litem training
Presenter on domestic relations issues, Ohio Judicial College and Medina County Domestic Relations Court