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Tonya VanBenschoten

Tonya VanBenschoten

Shur Law Co. LPA
  • Family Law, Divorce, Estate Planning ...
  • Kentucky, Ohio
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Tonya VanBenschoten builds an maintains client relationships, while effectively pursuing the outcome best suited for her clients.
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Biography

EXPERIENCE
Tonya is licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Kentucky. She limits her practice to Estate Planning and Administration, Family Law and Bankruptcy. She has been practicing since 2012.

For the last two years, Tonya has transitioned from focusing on Family Law to focusing on estate planning and administration. She recently completed a certification in estate planning and is in the process of completing the advanced certification.

She has 60 hours of mediation training and has previously been appointed as a GAL in multiple counties.

MILITARY
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 was a Judge Advocate, served as trial counsel, Cyber Law Chief, Brigade Judge Advocate and Deputy State Judge Advocate for the Kentucky National Guard. She is planning to retire from the Army in December of 2021.

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

PRACTICE AREAS
Estate Planning
Estate Administration
Bankruptcy
Family Law

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
Northern Kentucky Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Certified Estate Planner

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

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
State of Ohio
State of Kentucky
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Social Security Disability
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30 minutes (in person or by phone)
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kentucky
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Ohio
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
  • Tamil: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Judge Advocate
US Army
- Current
Attorney
Shur Law Co LPA
- Current
Education
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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Awards
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
2012 Top Contributor
Avvo
Professional Associations
National Association of Collaborative Professionals
Current
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Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Current
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Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals
Current
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Northern Kentucky Bar Association
- Current
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Kentucky Bar Association
- Current
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State Bar of Ohio  # 0088626
Member
- Current
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Ohio State Bar Association
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Divorce and Family Law Updates, Cincinnati, OH
Northeast Lawyers Club
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.
Certifications
Certified Estate Planner
National Association of Certified Estate Planners
Websites & Blogs
Website
Shur Law Co., LPA
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. I'm getting a divorce in Kentucky and I was wanting to know about how much it will cost it's a uncontested divorce.
A: If you're asking about the filing fee, that is about $250. Everyone has a right to self-representation and that is all it would cost to do your own case. If you are wanting to know how much attorneys charge, that would be based upon each individual firm. Our office charges $1050 for a uncontested dissolution with no children and $1250 if there are children. When you add in the filing fee, the high end is just as Tim said, $1500. Call us at 513-449-0990 if you'd like a free consultation.
Q. What information does a company like Midland Credit need to collect an unpaid debt that will hold up in court in Ohio?
A: If you filed for bankruptcy after the debt was incurred and you received a discharge, all that they need is your case number.
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.
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Contact & Map
Shur Law Hyde Park Office
4030 Edwards Rd. Ste. 200
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Toll-Free: (800) 514-6304
Telephone: (513) 448-4099
Fax: (513) 672-2411
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: We are available by phone 24/7. Our in office hours are 8am-5pm Monday-Friday and 9am-1pm on Saturday.
Shur Law Co., LPA
312 Walnut St., Suite 1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Toll-Free: (800) 514-6304
Telephone: (513) 448-4099
Fax: (513) 672-2411
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: We are available by phone 24/7. Our in office hours are 8am-5pm Monday-Friday and 9am-1pm on Saturday.
Shur Law Blue Ash Office
4555 Lake Forest Dr. Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Toll-Free: (800) 514-6304
Telephone: (513) 448-4099
Fax: (513) 672-2411
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: We are available by phone 24/7. Our in office hours are 8am-5pm Monday-Friday and 9am-1pm on Saturday.
Shur Law Northern Kentucky Office
7310 Turfway Rd. Suite 550
Florence, KY 41042
Toll-Free: (800) 514-6304
Telephone: (513) 448-4099
Fax: (513) 672-2411
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: We are available by phone 24/7. Our in office hours are 8am-5pm Monday-Friday and 9am-1pm on Saturday.
Shur Law West Chester Office
9078 Union Centre Blvd. Suite 350
West Chester, OH 45069
Toll-Free: (800) 514-6304
Telephone: (513) 448-4099
Fax: (513) 672-2411
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: We are available by phone 24/7. Our in office hours are 8am-5pm Monday-Friday and 9am-1pm on Saturday.
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