About Susan M. Weaver
As a Cleveland divorce attorney, Susan M. Weaver has over 30 years of experience in the Northeast Ohio county court systems. This experience, coupled with a prior career in social work has given Susan the insight and sensitivity to understand her client’s needs.
Whether you are looking for a divorce attorney − a seasoned child custody advocate −or you simply need help with parenting, visitation and support issues, Susan has the expertise to help you. Divorce and custody battles are emotionally charged issues for everyone involved. Susan is a skilled advocate who can cut through the emotional fog and help you focus on the underlying challenges that need to be resolved through the legal proceedings.
When Susan graduated law school, she had already been a social worker for 15 years. She had worked for two different county welfare departments dealing with abused and neglected children and during that period she developed an emergency child abuse response system for Geauga County.
Susan has the expertise to help you with
parenting, visitation and support issues
Later, serving as Director of the Legal Department for Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court, Susan established the Guardian ad Litem Program, a service that trained attorneys to represent the best interests of children involved in custody disputes. Susan also initiated a formula for child support based upon the number of children in a family and the household income. At the time, this program was the first of its kind in the nation.
Since 1985 Susan has had her own law practice. Her emphasis is on family law and Susan practices in Lorain and Cuyahoga counties in both the juvenile and domestic relations courts. Outside of her practice, Susan enjoys volunteering with the Legal Aid Society and working on her summer tan.
• J.D., Cleveland State University College of Law, 1980
• Master of Science degree in Social Administration (MSSA), Case Western Reserve University, 1976
• State of Ohio