Christian Family

Esq.,Owner

Christian Family earned her Juris Doctorate at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2001 after completing her Bachelor’s Degree at University of Rochester in 1998. Her interest in family law began as an undergraduate intern at Rochester’s Mount Hope Family Center. As a law student, she clerked at Legal Aid of Greater Cleveland in the Family Law Division. Immediately after law school she served the Appalachian Domestic Violence Project through Americorp. After a brief time as an Assistant County Prosecutor for a central Ohio county, she went into private practice. Christian has been in private practice since 2005. After many years she founded Christian Family Law (fka Manning Law Company) in 2015 to focus exclusively on family matters.

Christian is passionate about overcoming the stigma that causes good people to stay in bad marriages. As a divorced, adult child of divorce, her insights into marriage and divorce are unparalleled. Christian aims to improve the lives of children of divorce by using humour and wisdom to reduce the damage caused by family conflict.

A professed Christian since kindergarten, her goal is to help you avoid the pain and devastation from an ill-advised divorce and from a damaging marriage. As the owner of Christian Family Law, she helps clients clearly identify what God is calling them to do to protect themselves, their children, and their finances. Most importantly she stands for the proposition that God loves you and desires for you to have a healthy, fulfilling, and God-honouring life, so you don’t have to settle for less.

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Douglas Kutsko

ESQ., Of Counsel

Douglas Kutsko is a graduate of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. He has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Kent State University. He is a trial lawyer with significant experience trying civil and criminal cases in municipal and common pleas courts. His civil litigation experience includes securities arbitration, regulation and domestic relations. Douglas focuses his family law practice in the areas of divorce, dissolutions and child custody. In addition to being Of Counsel for Christian Family Law, Douglas is the principal of his own firm, The Kutsko Law Firm, LLC. in Westerville, Ohio. In his spare time, Douglas enjoys traveling, weightlifting and spending time with his fiancé. Douglas joined the firm in 2018

Gloria Smith

ESQ., Of Counsel

Gloria L. Smith graduated from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University. She has a B.A. in Economics/Political Science from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, a Master of Divinity Equivalence and Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. She is an ordained minister and volunteers as a parent coach for Marriage and Family Life Ministries. Over the years, Attorney Smith has practiced in various areas of the law, including criminal defense and employment law. Her practice is now limited to Family Law because helping children and families is important to her. She enjoys working out at the gym and spending time with her family. Gloria joined the firm in 2018

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