Over 70 Years of Combined Legal Experience



3301 Dudley Ave.
Parkersburg, WV 26104

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Divorce, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, & Adoptions

The law office of William B. Summers and Associates is experienced in these areas of legal practice in the states of Ohio and West Virginia. Contact our office at (304) 420-0975, or email [email protected], when you have a family law matter, to consult with an attorney and protect your rights.

Young couple having marriage problems.


Family situations are unique and varied. Families grow and change all the time, for all sorts of reasons. When a relationship is strained to the point of separation and divorce, it can be a very difficult and stressful time for everyone involved. Discussions about spousal support (alimony) or child custody can be divisive, contentious, and often ugly to deal with what was once a beautiful relationship. It can feel like a time of real loss, leaving you numb and maybe unable to concentrate about next steps, what it takes to get through each day, and managing your future. This is when you really need the experience of an attorney who is sensitive to these and other issues regarding divorce—someone who can answer your most intimate questions and concerns, help you sort through the shambles and recover some peace of mind and balance in your life, and help you to start seeing other possibilities for your future.

Child Custody

Custody can be a major sticking point for family members, usually due to a number of circumstances. There can be blended family issues that need to be worked out, such as who manages children attending school, who is responsible for medical care and appointments, who has custody on various weekends, birthdays, and holidays. When and where do grandparents, stepparents, and other relatives get the chance to visit? There are different aspects to legal and physical custody of minor children that can best be handled with the experienced attorneys at William B. Summers.

Domestic Violence Petition

When you discover that a relationship has changed into one of domestic violence, this can be when you need to consult with an attorney the most. Your welfare or that of your loved in your own home ones takes priority—no matter what the cause of the violence may be. When you must file for orders of protection, and need the support of attorneys who care about your better interests under the law, call our office for a consultation about how to protect your rights and safety.


Family law also extends into welcoming others into your family fold. Maybe a loved one requires official guardianship papers to be put in place so they can better manage their life; or you may be a grandparent who is taking responsibility for a grandchild, or are new parents welcoming a baby into your home, and it is time to process a formal adoption. We can help cover all the bases when it comes to adoption and guardianship matters, so consult with William B. Summers today!