Stephen E.S. Daray
Stephen established his Cleveland area family law office over 18 years to help clients get past the emotional and legal issues related to a divorce. Residents in and around metropolitan Cleveland, and throughout the state of Ohio and outside the State of Ohio have trusted Stephen’s ability to resolve or litigate a contentious divorce or assist in arriving at an amicable dissolution. Stephen has joined his practice with of Scott and Adam to form one the area’s strongest divorce law firms.
Stephen is a member of the Cleveland Bar Association Family Law Section (having served as president of the Cleveland Bar Association’s Family Law section) and Lorain County Bar Association Family Law Section.He has written for the Cleveland Bar Magazine on family law issues. He is regularly appointed as Guardian ad Litem for children in private custody cases in both Cuyahoga County and Lorain County.
Aside from his extensive practice in Cuyahoga County, Stephen has one of the most prolific and a respected practice in Lorain County having done hundreds of cases in Lorain County and for that reason Schoonover, Rosenthal Thurman & Daray has established a specific Lorain County office.
More than anything else, Stephen has common sense and a practical knowledge of this area of law. When it comes to kids, he knows that it is most beneficial when the parties work together to raise their children. When examining the almost countless arrangement that can be made for the children, there is no one arrangement that works for all children. Every case is different, and nothing can be better for a child than to have two good, involved parents. That’s the best interest approach. Unfortunately it takes two parents to believe in that for it to happen. Sometimes, a parent looks at their child more like property than as a human being. They are more concerned about hurting the other parent than about being the best parent they can be. It becomes a matter of control and it can be devastating to a child. What to do then? This is where it is vital to get a lawyer to counsel you on what can and cannot be done. Stephen has almost two decades of experience and will always give you his candid advice. He will not tell you just what you want to hear. He will work with out to get you where you want to be and protect your child.
When it comes to financial issues, Stephen can guide you through issues of division of property, including the division of retirement assets, real estate, intangible property, business evaluation, separate property tracing issues, and the like.
Stephen graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy in Detroit, Michigan, received his Bachelor Degree in Arts from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan and received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has devoted the vast majority of his practice to family law since became a lawyer. He presently devotes 98% of his practice to family and has done s for more than 15 years. Stephen has done cases in over 10 different counties including Cuyahoga, Lorain, Geauga, Lake, Franklin Summit, Medina, Erie, Huron, Stark, Harrison and Richland.