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We help you see that while change may mean the end of something, it is also the start of a new beginning. A new path forward.

We realize that the day you were married, or have a child out of wedlock, you are probably not thinking about a day when your circumstances change for the worse. Whatever your domestic relations issue, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by this unsettling life event.

We help you understand the legal system and terminology and explain different options and approaches. We will review your circumstances, uncover your needs and build a plan with you to meet them. We will never make you feel unimportant if you are of modest means.

You should expect prompt attention and courteous, humble service whatever your circumstances. We deliver that. We hear time and again how much clients appreciate our ability to connect and understand their unique needs, and those of their children.




Joy Zeiler Courtright has 20 years of family law expertise. She practices domestic relations (family law) in all of the Domestic Relations and Juvenile Courts in Northeastern Ohio. Formerly of Zashin & Rich Co., L.P.A., where she practiced from 2000-2004, Joy has maintained a solo family law practice in Willoughby, then Beachwood, Ohio since 2004. In her practice, Joy handles all issues related to divorce, dissolution, property division, child custody, child and spousal support, modification and enforcement of child and spousal support, domestic violence protection orders, all aspects of post-decree litigation, name changes, step-parent adoptions and grandparents rights cases.

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More about Joy…

Formally trained in Divorce Mediation and the Collaborative Process, Joy is well equipped to help people resolve their family law concerns using an alternative dispute resolution model.

Joy serves as a Guardian Ad Litem with the Lake County Domestic Relations Court. She has served as the Secretary, Treasurer and Vice-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. She is also a past Chair of the Family Law Section and has published articles in the Cleveland Bar Journal.

Joy is a member of the Lake County Bar Association. In addition to her Beachwood number: 216-595-3937, people needing assistance in Lake County may reach Joy by calling locally at 440-942-9711.

Joy earned an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Special Studies degree (B.S.S.) from Cornell College in 1997. She graduated cum laude with her law degree (J.D.) from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2000.

Joy raises her two teenage boys in Geauga County Ohio where she enjoys running and exercising outdoors and is a registered volunteer with Geauga County Womensafe, the local domestic violence shelter.

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