Zashin & Rich

Andrew Zashin

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Practice Areas

Andrew Zashin works extensively in all facets of domestic relations law including divorce, dissolution, child custody, support issues, marital settlement agreements, and equitable property divisions.

With respect to financial issues of divorce litigation, Andrew practices in the following areas:

•evaluating and dividing business and partnerships interests;

•crafting complex property settlements;

•drafting long and short term spousal support arrangements;

•accounting for the misappropriation and hiding of marital assets;

•enforcing and challenging pre-nuptial contracts; and

•vacating divorce entries on the basis of fraud and non-disclosure of assets.

In connection with child custody matters, Andrew is experienced with the following:

•allocating parental rights and responsibilities;

•representing parents in custody disputes between states and countries;

•drafting shared parenting plans and visitation schedules;

•advising and litigating issues covering parental relocation;

•computing complex child support calculations;

•litigating domestic violence and sexual abuse issues; and

•analyzing and utilizing psychological expert testimony concerning the "best interests of the child"

Besides representing parents with custody matters inside of Ohio, Andrew has a wealth of experience working beyond the boundaries of Ohio. Child custody cases are complicated by an alphabet soup of laws and treaties that make already difficult situations more difficult. Andrew and the team of domestic relations lawyers at Zashin & Rich have experience dealing with national laws like the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act, and others related to child custody matters between the states.

Andrew is experienced in handling international child custody matters. Andrew and the domestic relations lawyers at Zashin & Rich have represented parents in the United States and overseas in relation to the implementation and enforcement of The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

The lawyers at Zashin & Rich have represented clients at every level of state courts and every level of Federal courts, including, notably, the United States Supreme Court.

Career

Andrew Zashin is an internationally respected attorney, thought leader and educator who works extensively in all facets of domestic relations law, including divorce, dissolution, child custody, support issues, marital settlement agreements, and equitable property divisions. Andrew has received numerous accolades for his capabilities and effective advocacy. Andrew has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is named in the elite lawyers rating guide, "Best Lawyers in America”. Worth Magazine (Robb Report) named Andrew among the "Top 100" attorneys in the nation. 

Andrew is frequently engaged in high net worth cases, alternative dispute resolution matters, mediations, arbitrations, complex and high stakes negotiations and drafting expert legal opinions.

Andrew’s experience in international family law includes being part of the trial and appellate team in Monasky v. Taglieri, only the fourth Hague Convention case to be accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Andrew practices throughout the United States, is specifically licensed in Ohio, New York, Florida, and the District of Columbia, and is additionally licensed in the Federal District of Northern Ohio, Southern Ohio, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and The Supreme Court of the United States.

Professional Memberships

• Cuyahoga County Bar Association (Former Family Law Section Chairman)

• Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

• Ohio State Bar Association

• American Bar Association

Publications

Domestic Violence by Proxy: A Framework for Considering a Child’s Return Under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction’s Article 13(b) Grave Risk of Harm Cases Post Monasky, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS, Vol. 33, 2021 (University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law)

Andrew A. Zashin, Jewish Divorce, Sowald and Morganstern, Baldwin's Ohio Practice, Domestic Relations Law § 36:2 (2019-2020 ed.)

Obergefell V. Hodges: A Consideration of its Impact Through the Lens of American Judaism, DOMESTIC RELATIONS JOURNAL OF OHIO, Thompson Reuters, MAY/JUNE 2019.

The United States as a Refuge State for Child Abductors: Why the United States' Fails to Meet Its Own Expectations Relative to the Hague Convention, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS, Vol. 28, 2015 No. 1 (University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law)

Filling the Gaps with Public Policy: The Application of the Hague Convention Protocol in US Courts in the Absence of a Co-Signing State, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LAW, POLICY AND THE FAMILY 2014 (Oxford University)

Child Custody Litigation and Settlements, 2013 Thomson Reuters/Aspatore (Contributing Author)

Bus Bombings and a Baby's Custody: Insidious Victories for Terrorism in the Context of International Custody Disputes, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS, Vol. 21, 2008 No. 1 (University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law)

A Closer Look at Separation Agreements and Settlement Agreements in Divorce and Dissolution Proceedings, DOMESTIC RELATIONS JOURNAL OF OHIO, Banks/Baldwin West Publishing, November-December 2001.

Updated and revised, Baldwin’s Ohio Practice. Sowald Morganstern Domestic Relations Law Vol. 2, Chapter 25: Pleadings and Practice. West Group Publishing, 2002 revision, forthcoming.

The Enforceability of Settlement Agreements (In-Court Agreements), DOMESTIC RELATIONS JOURNAL OF OHIO, Banks/Baldwin West Publishing, January-February 2001

Contributor and presenter to DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, REFERENCE MANUAL No. 99-106, OSBA CLE Institute, Chapter 8: Domestic Violence and Its Impact on Custody and Discovery

Clients

Representative Cases

Golan v. Saada, cert. pending, __ U.S. __, (filed Oct. 28, 2020). (On Amicus Curiae team for Cox International Law Center)

Monasky v. Taglieri, 589 US____2020

Monasky v. Taglieri, U.S., No. 18-935, certiorari granted June 10, 2019.

Taglieri v. Monasky, 907 F.3d 404 (6th Cir. 2018) (en banc), cert. pending, No. 18-935 (U.S. Jan. 18, 2019).

Taglieri v. Monasky, No. 16-4128, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 5408 (6th Cir. Mar. 2, 2018) (en banc). (The first Habitual Residence Case under The Hague Convention to be heard en banc by a US Court of Appeals in history and only the second Hague Case ever to be heard by an en banc court of appeals panel because of its exceptional public importance.)

Expert Witness “In Re: the matter of ‘M’”, Interpretation of Ohio Revised Code, Court of Appeals, Tel Aviv, Israel, September, 2017.

Taglieri v. Monasky, No. 16-4128, (6th Cir. argued May 3, 2017).

Taglieri v. Monasky, No. 16A557, (U.S. dismissed December 9, 2016). Motion to Stay Denied by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan.

Taglieri v. Monasky, No. 1:15-CV-00947, 2016 WL 8135530, (N.D. Ohio Jan. 25, 2016).

Roche v. Hartz, No. 1:10 CV 1819, 2011 U.S. Dist LEXIS 22477 (N.D. Ohio Mar. 7, 2011) (Determination of Habitual Residence under 1980 Hague Convention)

France v. France, 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 95629, 2011-Ohio-2402 (The famous “Facebook Bigamist” Case / appeal involving interstate child custody and UCCJEA questions)

Dobos v. Dobos, 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 127474 (S.D. Ohio W.D.)(Interpretation of Grave Risk of Harm under 1980 Hague Convention)

Rosen v. Celebrezze, 117 Ohio St.3d 241, 2008-Ohio-853 (Ohio Supreme Court matter involving child custody jurisdiction between states)

Shutway v. Shutway, 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 76737, 2000 Ohio App. LEXIS 461 (Feb. 10, 2000) (Burden of evidence necessary for domestic violence civil protection order “CPO”)

Lachowyn v. Lachowyn, 6th Dist. Erie No. E-94-36, 1995 Ohio App. LEXIS 1539 (April 14, 1995) (Property division in high net worth, significant spousal support, divorce case)

Solon Family Physicians, Inc. v. Jean Buckles, et al., 96 Ohio App. 3d 460 (8th Dist. 1994) (Prevailed on behalf of medical practice in contract dispute against law firm)

Expert in these Jurisdictions

Andrew practices throughout the United States, is specifically licensed in Ohio, New York, Florida, and the District of Columbia, and is additionally licensed in the Federal District of Northern Ohio, Southern Ohio, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and The Supreme Court of the United States.

Industry Sector Expertise

International Family Law, Relocation, High Net Worth Individuals, Custody, Professional Athletes

Languages Spoken

English and Hebrew. Firm has capabilities in additional languages.

Awards

Fellow

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

2005

Fellow

International Academy of Family Lawyers

2007

Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law

OSBA

2001

AV Preeminent Rated

Martindale-Hubbell

2000

Best Lawyers (2006 – Present)

Best Lawyers

2020

2013 Lawyer of the Year (Family Law – Cleveland)

Best Lawyers

2013

Super Lawyers (2004 – Present)

Super Lawyers

2020

Ohio Super Lawyers Top 100 List (2018 – Present, 2015, 2007)

Super Lawyers

2020

Top 50 Super Lawyers in Cleveland (2019 – Present, 2015, 2007)

Super Lawyers

2020

Outstanding Dedication of Service as Adjunct Faculty Member for 15 Years

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

2018

Elected Member, Society of Benchers (Career Achievement)

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

2010

40 Under 40

Crain's Cleveland Business

2006

Distinguished Recent Graduate (10 years post-graduation)

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

2003

Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

J.D.

1990 - 1993

Brown University

A.B., History

1987 - 1990