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Nicholas P. Weiss

Nicholas P. Weiss

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  • Family Law, Divorce, Consumer Law ...
  • Ohio
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Nick Weiss opened his practice after years of civil litigation and in-house counsel experience. A transplant from Maine, he now represents families, individuals, and businesses, throughout northeast Ohio. He is proud to have been AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell every year since 2020 and is an Ohio Rising Star on Superlawyers.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Consumer Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
ID Number: 0090799
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  • English
Professional Experience
Founder and Attorney
N.P. Weiss Law
- Current
Your home for legal services. Advocating for Northeast Ohio’s businesses, families, and communities
Litigation Attorney
The Gertsburg Law Firm
Represented clients in contract disputes, non-competition disputes, consumer disputes, and probate and domestic relations litigation.
Manager and Legal Counsel
Sterling Jewlers
• Managed daily, heavy-volume high-paced docket of claims and complaints against the company with an emphasis on consumer litigation and regulatory matters. • Managed outside counsel to efficient and valuable outcomes. Settled a $10,500,000 claim for $15,000 following intensive investigation.
Associate Attorney
Fanger and Associates, LLC
• Independently managed client caseload. • Obtained favorable client outcomes through settlement and litigation: Obtained a favorable settlement against Bank of America for wrongfully winterizing a house not under foreclosure; Obtained payment of attorney fees for spouse in contentious divorce proceedings involving children. • Conducted and defended depositions. • Drafted motions, briefs and research memoranda.
Legal Intern
Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic
Negotiated and drafted transfers of residential real estate between governmental organizations and private developers. Incorporated Larchmere Porchfest as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Law Clerk
Turk and Associates, LLC
Legal research and assistance in matters relating to Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Family Law, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs, and various Probate Administration.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
J.D. (2013) | International Law
Honors: William E. Davis Prize for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
Activities: Senior Editor: Case Journal of International Law; Legal Intern: Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic; Litigator: Case Mock Trial Team; Senior Editor: War Crimes Prosecution Watch.
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The College of Wooster
B.A. (2009) | International Relations
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
uper Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The Rising Star designation is for attorneys under 40 who have been practicing less than 10 years.
AV- Preeminent
Martindale Hubble
Martindale Hubble highest award for attorney excellence.
William E. Davis Prize for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Professional Associations
Ohio Cannabis and Hemp Chamber of Commerce
- Current
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Warrensville Heights Chamber of Commerce
- Current
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State Bar of Ohio
- Current
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Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Current
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Ohio State Bar Association
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Trends in Legal and Finance, Warrensville Heights Chamber of Commerce AM Learning Series
Presented at a round table with a group of subject matter experts to discuss and address legal and finance questions.
The New Altered Reality: Medical Marijuana Opportunities and Insights, Important Trends in 2018 for Legal and Finance
Warrensville Heights Area Chamber of Commerce
I, along with a panel of experts, discussed the consequences of legalization of medical marijuana on the business community.
Important Trends in 2018 for Legal and Finance
Warrensville Heights Chamber of Commerce
I participated in a panel of experts to take part in a lively discussion on financial literacy, protecting data and devices from the “black market”, and the increasing dangers from “bad actors” among high interest – so-called payday – lending institutions
Preparing for the Hurdles of Starting a Cannabis Business, Medical Marijuana Business Seminar, Benjamin Rose Institute
Boundaries and Easements: Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easement, Trends in Legal and Finance
Warrensville Heights Chamber of Commerce
Provided continuing education to landmen regarding updates in Ohio’s property law regarding easements.
What I Wish I’d Known: Reducing Small Business Legal Vulnerability, Richfield Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
Richfield Chamber of Commerce
Spoke to chamber members and encouraged them to conduct an audit of the most common legal vulnerabilities that can lead to damaging lawsuits and fines.
Attorney Bar License
Ohio State Bar
Websites & Blogs
NP Weiss Law
We Bought a House Together and then We Broke Up. What Do We Do?
Where There’s a Will Estate Planning 101
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Legal Answers
306 Questions Answered
Q. If I share my Facebook login with my son in a text message does that give my ex wife permission to login to messenger
A: No, it doesn't give her permission.

On the other hand, though she may have "hacked" your account, there is nothing private about private facebook messages. All of those are routinely subpoenaed in custody proceedings and are discoverable information, particularly if they relate to the kids themselves.

You should take some solace though. MANY times litigants find proof of the other side saying mean things about them. They then bring those mean things to the court as proof of how bad the other side is. I promise you, unless those "mean things" materially affect the ability to parent, the court sincerely does not care. You are allowed to badmouth your ex to other people. Maybe just don't put it in written form next time. ... Read More
Q. Going through a divorce, what all can I legally get? Husband refuses to let me have anything!
A: IN GENERAL: Anything purchased or acquired after a couple is married is considered marital property. That means that if the parties divorce, all of that property must be equitably divided between the parties. This includes houses, cars, personal property, retirement accounts, bank accounts, etc.

Most of the time, this means a close to equal split in the equity of the parties. If there are children involved, you are likely also entitled to child support payable through the child support enforcement agency.

Depending on the length of the marriage, the income of the parties, and many other factors, you may also be entitled to temporary or permanent spousal support in addition to child support.

I know costs are an issue. It is common for the less-earning spouse (usually the wife who is taking care of the child) to not have funds to hire counsel. Ohio divorce law accounts for this, and there are times that the higher earning spouse has to pay some or all of the attorney fees of the lower earning spouse.

There are NUMEROUS exceptions to everything I just said, but this is a good starting point.
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Q. I sold my condo and moved in with my Dad to take care of my Dad for six years. When he passed I stayed in the Condo and
A: Yes. You are jointly responsible for all fees.

On the other hand, you live there, she doesn't. You are getting all of the benefit of the condo.

If you really don't like the arrangement, you can try to buy each other out or do a sale by partition if you can't agree.
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