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S. SCOTT HAYNES

E-mail: Scott@bhmlaw.com

B.A., 1985, Cedarville University.
J.D., 1992, Capital University Law School, Order of the Curia.

Bar Admissions
Ohio, 1992. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1993. U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1996. Untied States Supreme Court, 1997.

Practice Areas
Family Law (Divorce, Dissolution, Custody, Child Support, Visitation, Parental Rights and Responsibilities of unmarried parents, Legal Separation, Grandparents Rights, Spousal Support, QDROs, and Prenuptial Agreements). Collaborative Law.

Professional Associations
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Columbus Bar Association (Family Law Committee Member and Chairperson, Court of Appeals Sub-Committee 2006 to present), Ohio State Bar Association (Family Law Section Member), Collaborative Divorce Professionals (Board Member 2008 to present and President Elect 2010-2011), International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Additional Professional Experience:
Mr. Haynes is an Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Family Law Specialist with nearly 20 years experience in family law negotiation and litigation. This certification makes Mr. Haynes one of a small group of attorneys in Ohio to earn this distinction. To become a Board Certified Specialist, Mr. Haynes had to:
  • Demonstrate substantial and continuing involvement in Family Law;
  • Submit five individual references from Judges, Magistrates and other attorneys attesting to his competency in Family Law;
  • Have earned a minimum of 36 hours of intermediate or advance continuing education credits in Family Law during the past three years; and
  • Pass an intensive examination encompassing all areas of Family Law.
Mr. Haynes is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Fellowship in the Academy is granted only after an extensive application process with arduous standards which require:
  • A minimum of ten years in practice.
  • Board Certification as a Specialist in Family Law.
  • 75% of practice is in matrimonial law.
  • Demonstration of substantial involvement in the matrimonial field and have endeavored to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the cause of matrimonial law.
  • Substantial trial experience, including trial of custody matters, child support, division of property, spousal support, including examination of expert witnesses and must be able to competently handle complex matrimonial law litigation as lead counsel.
  • Personal interview by standing Fellows.
  • Passing a demanding written examination.
For more information about the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers go to www.AAML.org.

Mr. Haynes has extensive training and experience in collaborative divorce. The collaborative law model uses a cooperative approach to help couples and their families resolve the issues that arise in the termination of a marriage. Through this model, the parties are able to control the decision making, timing and costs of the process with the goal being to provide parties and their attorneys a structured, non-adversarial process to deal with the issues relating to the termination of their marriage. For more information on collaborative law go to www.winwindivorce.org.
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