J. Michael Kaufman, JD (Attorney)

I have been exclusively practicing and litigating Family Law since 1993. I have seen the good, the ugly, and the uglier. It is my overwhelming experiance that those cases which are litigated through the Family Law 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. Collaborative Law offers families a more dignified and respectful termination of their marriage. Familes, and especially the children, deserve a respectful and less 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! I am the product of divorced parents who did not involve their children in their divorce. There were no negative reprecussions to me or my siblings as a result of my parent's divorce. It was because of how they decided to approach their in an amicable and respectful manner and not involve their children. Termination of a marriage CAN happen in a dignified manner that is not damaging to the family. Most of the time a healthy parting of the ways between two unhappy spouses leads to a more healthy family unit. A healthier family unit is my ultimate professional goal!

Firm:   Sole Practitioner
Address:   2345 Ashland Avenue Suite 300
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  Cincinnati OH, 45206
Phone:   513-621-4899
Fax:   513-751-4555
E-mail:   Mike@mkaufmanfamilylaw.com

Areas of Practice

  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support and Alimony
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Mediation
  • Paternity
  • Property
  • Relocation

Collaborative Law Training

Year Training Type Instructor Hours
2011 Mediation Training OSBA 40.0
2005 Mediation Training Jim Melamed 30.0
2002 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Chip Rose 16.0
2001 Intermediate Collaborative Law Training Several Instuctors 50.0
2000 Basic Collaborative Law Training Chip Rose 16.0


Undergraduate Education
  • Seven Hills High School Cinti, Ohio 1985 Indiana University, 1989, Bachelor of Arts
Law School
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 1992, Juris Doctor


  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Academy for Collaborative Professionals
  • Center for Resolution of Disputes (Mediator)
  • Guardian Ad Litem for Hamilton County

Professional Licenses

  • Juris Doctor of Law
  • Certified Collaborative Family Law Attorney
  • Certified Family Law Mediator
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem

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