Christopher Reynolds' practice encompasses all aspects of divorce, dissolution, child support, spousal support, property division, and parental rights and responsibilities. Chris has significant experience representing parents (both from the United States and from overseas) in international custody matters, including international child-abduction cases implicating the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Chris was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Chris' practice includes the following areas:
- Dividing complex marital estates, including investment properties, business interests, unusual investments, mineral rights, complicated retirement plans, and separate property issues;
- Evaluating business and partnership interests for division in divorce;
- Researching and analyzing records to identify misappropriated or hidden marital assets;
- Drafting, interpreting, and evaluating the enforceability of prenuptial agreements;
- Crafting tailored temporary and permanent spousal and child support plans;
- Allocating parental rights and responsibilities;
- Issues concerning parental relocation and international abduction;
- Custody matters involving psychological expert testimony;
- Domestic violence matters; and
- Handling post-decree issues of enforcement and non-disclosed or omitted assets.
Since 2010, Chris has taught Selected Topics in Family Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Family Law Section from 2009 to 2012, and as the Section’s Co-Chair for the 2011-2012 term.
Prior to practicing law, Chris worked for over seven years in inpatient psychiatry, four years of which he worked as a clinical social worker. His clinical practice included substantial experience with diagnostic assessment, individual, group, and marital therapy, as well as all aspects of crisis intervention. He also has experience in outpatient therapy settings. Chris is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker in Michigan.