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Tonya VanBenschoten

Tonya VanBenschoten

US Army
  • Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family Law ...
  • Kentucky, Ohio
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Tonya handles all aspects of family law- divorce, dissolution, separation, custody and support.
She has extensive experience with each element from negotiations to litigation. Tonya has completed the training for and has been a guardian ad litem for Hamilton and Clermont Counties. She has over sixty hours of training in mediation services, with an emphasis on family/divorce law.
In addition to family law, Tonya provides estate planning services and represents individuals seeking Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief.

Tonya has been a member of the Kentucky National Guard since 2001. For the first seven years she worked as a military police officer, including a deployment to Baghdad, Iraq where she was awarded several medals including a Purple Heart.

In 2008, she commissioned as a Signal Officer and spent the next seven years in service to the 149th Brigade as a platoon leader, executive officer, and company commander.

Tonya is currently a Judge Advocate, serving as the Cyber Law Chief.

Tonya is married and lives in Northern Kentucky with their six children.

Family Law
Estate Planning

B.A., Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY), 2006.
J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law (Highland Heights, KY), 2011.

Ohio Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association, Domestic Relations Committee
Clermont County Bar Association
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

State of Ohio
State of Kentucky
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Bankruptcy
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Juvenile Law
  • Probate
  • Social Security Disability
  • Free Consultation
    30 minutes (in person or by phone)
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Judge Advocate
US Army
- Current
Shur Law Co LPA
- Current
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
J.D. (2011) | Law
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Western Kentucky University
B.A. (2006) | Sociology, Psychology, Criminology
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Client's Choice Award
2012 Top Contributor
Professional Associations
State Bar of Ohio  # 0088626
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Ohio State Bar Association
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Introduction to Cyber Law , KYNG Annual Legal Update , Frankfort, KY
Kentucky National Guard
As cyber law chief for the KYNG, presented CLE to fellow Judge Advocates.
Websites & Blogs
Shur Law Co., LPA
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. My ex picked up our daughter yesterday for his visitation day now he is refusing to give her back til May 1st what can
A: Call law enforcement. Some agencies help with matters like this. If your court is still open, you will be able to file a motion for contempt since you have a court order. Hire an attorney ASAP to help you.
Q. If I'm married to the kids mother why do they still take child support out of my checks
A: Likely because there is a child support order that has been issued. Did you get notice from CSEA? If the two of you are still living together then child support would not be proper. If you're living separately, then the order will issue as it will be assumed that you are not providing support. You should have received notice of an administrative hearing and an opportunity to be heard. This is all based on the laws in OH. Although likely the same, I don't know what PA would do.
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