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Paige R. Forwerck

About Paige

Paige is a compassionate and dedicated family law attorney at Spengler Nathanson, bringing a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of family dynamics to her practice. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Paige has always been committed to serving her community.

Paige's journey into the legal field began with a strong foundation in Sociology. She obtained her Bachelor's degree at the University of Cincinnati, where she developed a keen interest in the complexities of human relationships and societal structures. Her early career in retail management honed her skills in leadership, problem-solving, and client service—skills that now enhance her legal practice.

Driven by a passion for justice and a desire to make a tangible difference in people's lives, Paige pursued a paralegal certificate, which she obtained in 2019, and thereafter worked as paralegal. This critical step propelled her into law school at the University of Toledo College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude, distinguishing herself both academically and through her unwavering commitment to student advocacy. While at the University of Toledo, Paige worked as a paralegal and law clerk for various firms during the day and attended classes at night, all while being an active executive board member of the Student Bar Association and other student organizations. Her leadership and dedication to advocating for her peers earned her the Student Involvement Award, underscoring her commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive community. Today, she channels that same dedication into providing personalized and effective legal representation to individuals and families facing a wide range of legal issues.

With a focus on empathy and understanding, Paige guides her clients through some of the most challenging times with care and professionalism. Whether handling divorce, dissolution, child custody disputes, or other family-related matters, she is committed to achieving favorable outcomes for her clients while upholding their best interests.

Outside the office, Paige enjoys spending her free time exploring the outdoors, practicing yoga, and loving on her many fur children (2 dogs and 2 cats).


  • Ohio State Bar Association

  • Toledo Bar Association (Domestic Relations Committee; Juvenile Committee)

  • People for Change


  • University of Cincinnati (B.A. 2015)

  • University of Toledo (J.D. 2023, magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • All Ohio Courts

Practice Areas


Our attorneys represent petitioners requesting the adoption (relatives and step-parents) and also assist birth mothers and birth fathers when consenting to an adoption or contesting an adoption.

Appellate Practice

A decision in the trial court is rarely the end of the litigation process. When selecting an attorney for an appeal, it is vital to obtain counsel who will be successful at the appellate level. Our attorneys routinely prosecute and defend appeals in the Ohio Supreme Court, various Ohio intermediate appellate courts, and administrative appeals in a variety of judicial and regulatory forums.

Child Custody

Child custody litigation can occur in the Domestic Relations Court or in the Juvenile Court between natural parents, grandparents and other relatives. Our attorneys can assist those in need of applying for custody or challenging the custody of another.

Child Support

Legal custodians of children can be awarded child support prior to separation for married couples, during a divorce, and when parentage has been established in the Juvenile court. Spengler Nathanson has experienced attorneys who understand child support laws and can assist clients having issues related to child support.

Contract Disputes

Our attorneys have considerable experience representing clients in connection with all types of contract disputes, written or verbal. If you think you have a contract and feel the other party has not lived up to their end of the deal, we will help you to determine whether a contract exists and whether or not it is capable of enforcement.


Ohio law permits a dissolution of marriage when all issues of child custody, spousal support and property division are agreed to by both the husband and the wife. A dissolution of marriage can be obtained between thirty and ninety days after filing with the court. If you are a resident of Ohio for six months and of your current county for ninety days before filing a Petition for Dissolution, our attorneys can help you through this process.


At its most basic, a divorce is a legal process by which two parties terminate their legal and financial relationship. But each divorce is unique and most involve disputes over things like child custody or division of property. Our attorneys are committed to supporting their clients through an intensely emotional process

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence occurs when a family member or household member attempts to cause or recklessly causes bodily injury to another family or household member. Domestic violence can also occur when a family or household member places another family or household member in fear of imminent serious physical harm due to a threat of force or actual physical force. Our attorneys can assist those who have been a victim of domestic violence to help them enforce their rights in these matters.

Guardian ad Litem

A Guardian ad Litem is an attorney appointed by a Judge or Magistrate in Domestic Relations Court, Juvenile Court or Probate Court to conduct an independent investigation for the court to make a recommendation regarding the best interest of a child or children. Our attorneys are routinely appointed as a Guardian ad Litem and are well versed in the issues associated with these matters.


We establish and represent guardianships to protect individuals who are unable to care for their own well-being due to infancy, incapacity or disability. A court will appoint a legal guardian to care for an individual, known as a ward, who is in need of special protection. Legal guardians have the legal authority to make decisions for their ward and represent their ward's personal and financial interests.

Juvenile Court

Juvenile Court handles all legal matters when children are born to unmarried couples, a child is delinquent, a child is a traffic offender, when a child is dependent, abused or neglected or when a non-parent wants custody of a child, e.g. a grandparent, relative or other non-related person. Spengler Nathanson attorneys have experience in all areas of law practiced in Juvenile Court and would be more than happy to assist you with any such needs.


Mediation is an impartial, neutral process designed to help couples resolve issues about children and property. Many Shared Parenting Plans have mediation clauses requiring the couple to mediate before filing a motion in court. Mediation can help resolve disputes before, during and following a break up.

Name Change

A name change can occur during a divorce proceeding in Domestic Relations Court, in a parentage proceeding in Juvenile Court and when a child is adopted in Probate Court. Sometimes adults choose to change their names or a parent wishes to change the last name of their child. Our attorneys can assist you whenever a name change is right for your or your family.


Unmarried couples with children often go to Juvenile Court to establish parentage of a child. Our experienced attorneys represent mothers and fathers at child support enforcement agencies, the Juvenile Court and in Domestic Relations Court when parentage of a child is the issue.

Prenuptial Agreements

Prior to marriage, couples may want to define rights to property or support in the event of divorce or upon death. A properly drafted prenuptial agreement can protect your property interests. Our attorneys have significant experience helping clients navigate the decisions to be made when drafting a prenuptial agreement.

Shared Parenting

When unmarried and divorcing couples desire to share decision-making authority regarding their child’s or children’s lives, a Shared Parenting Plan will define each parent's possessory schedule of the child or children, support, medical and educational issues. We can help identify the issues and draft a Shared Parenting Plan that will benefit the parents and children.