New Program Series Helping People 'Step Forward' Through a Divorce

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Janice Edgehouse Rieth, of Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond in Cleveland, Ohio, will lead a workshop series, Step Forward, to assist those divorced or still in the process.

Janice Edgehouse Rieth (, Partner of Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond, P.L.L. (SSRL), is leading a workshop series assisting those divorced or still in the process called Step Forward. Each workshop will focus on a different topic of interest concerning divorce and will be free of charge for all attendees. The meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the SSRL office in the Eaton Center located at 1111 Superior Avenue, Cleveland.

Step Forward ( is designed to assist individuals at any stage of the divorce process in effectively moving forward with their lives. The goal of the program is to help individuals positively cope professionally, mentally, emotionally and financially during the difficult divorce process. Upcoming topics include Financial Independence - Building a Career, and “New Family” Finances.

Janice Edgehouse Rieth comments, “…Our firm is offering this program as a valued-added service to clients and friends of the firm because we understand how difficult the divorce process can be.” Rieth has been with SSRL since 1987, devoting her practice to the area of family law. Rieth assists individuals through all aspects of the divorce process and represents individuals who need legal assistance after their divorce. She also drafts, negotiates, and reviews prenuptial agreements.

She is regularly appointed as a Guardian Ad Litem in the Domestic Relations Court of Cuyahoga County to represent the best interest of minor children in disputes between their parents regarding the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities. Janice has appeared before the Domestic Relations Court and Juvenile Court of Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties as well as the Domestic Relations Court of Geauga, Lake, Medina and Summit Counties.

Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond P.L.L. is a general civil practice firm. Its primary areas of practice are business law, business succession planning, estate planning, estate and trust administration, charitable planning, family law, employment law, litigation, real estate, taxation and health care law. The firm’s clients include many closely-held businesses, private family foundations, nonprofit organizations, and families concerned with wealth preservation, wealth transfer, and tax planning issues.

Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond P.L.L. is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus). Primerus ( is an international alliance of top-rated, independent, small and mid-sized law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality. As one of the most respected law firm alliances, Primerus currently has 150 member firms in nearly 110 cities in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and is expanding around the globe. With over 2,000 lawyers in the alliance, Primerus members, collectively, offer the breadth of expertise and jurisdictional coverage that only the world’s largest law firms can offer to clients.

Visit the Step Forward homepage at to register for one of the upcoming events. For more information, please contact Janice Rieth at 216.696.4200


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