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Columbus: 614-224-4411

Christa G. Heckman

AttorneysChrista G. Heckman
AttorneysChrista G. Heckman
Christa G. Heckman

Commendations

Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2009, 2013)

Super Lawyers Rising Star

Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    Family Law Section, Co-Secretary
    (2014-2015 term)

Christa G. Heckman

About Christa

Christa Heckman's practice encompasses all aspects of divorce, dissolution, allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, child and spousal support, and property division.

She has experience both in negotiations and at trial in all manner of issues before domestic relations courts, including the following:

  • Dividing complex marital estates, including investment properties, business interests, unusual investments, mineral rights, complicated retirement plans, and separate property issues;
  • Evaluating business and partnership interests for division in divorce;
  • Researching and analyzing records to identify misappropriated or hidden marital assets;
  • Drafting, interpreting, and evaluating the enforceability of prenuptial agreements;
  • Crafting tailored temporary and permanent spousal and child support plans;
  • Allocating parental rights and responsibilities;
  • Issues concerning parental relocation;
  • Custody matters involving psychological expert testimony;
  • Domestic violence matters; and
  • Handling post-decree issues of enforcement and non-disclosed or omitted assets.

Christa also represents clients in regard to a variety of custody matters in juvenile courts, and she is experienced at crafting unique parenting plans to meet each family's specific situation. In both domestic and juvenile courts she regularly works with guardians ad litem, custody evaluators, and other experts to determine the best interests of minor children. She has both settled and litigated matters involving the relocation of a parent, and she has experience in domestic violence matters involving children.

While her practice often has her in Cuyahoga County courts, she is licensed to practice in any Ohio court, and routinely represents clients in Lorain, Summit, Medina, Lake, Geauga, and other Ohio counties. Christa was named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2009 and 2013 and was selected a Member of Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy, Class of 2014. She currently serves as the Co-Secretary for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Family Law Section (2014-2015 term) and also volunteers for the Pro Se and Pro Se Plus Divorce Clinics sponsored by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. Christa frequently appears on the firm's "Legal Lines" radio show to discuss a variety of family law topics.

Christa is a long-time resident of Northeast Ohio, and holds Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor degrees from Case Western Reserve University.

Contact Christa (cgh@zrlaw.com) at 216.696.4441 | Print Profile

“Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.”

– Mahatma Gandhi


Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    J.D., 2006
  • Case Western Reserve University
    B.S., Systems and Control Engineering, 2001

Admissions

  • State: Ohio
  • State: Illinois
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Community

  • Volunteer Lawyer for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Publications