Attorney Profile


Raymond T. Bules Esq.

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Practice Areas:

  • Alimony
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Child Support
  • Dissolution Of Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • International Child Custody
  • Interstate Child Custody
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Parental Rights
  • Post-Divorce Modifications
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Separation Agreements
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Spousal Support
  • Third Party Custody
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Parenting Time Rights


Ray's goal is to achieve the maximum result for each client while providing counsel and guidance regarding the difficult legal and personal issues which can arise during a contested divorce, custody battle, post-decree domestic relations matter or child support, spousal support or post-divorce custody or support modifications.

Ray represents clients regularly in domestic relations and juvenile matters in Northeast and East Central Ohio courts, including but not limited to:

Stark    Summit   Tuscarawas
             Wayne     Medina      Portage               
Carroll    Guernsey   Columbia
Holmes   Cuyahoga   Jefferson
Hamilton   Belmont   Coshocton
Richland   Trumbull   Mahoning

His colleagues credit him with being a compassionate professional, with patience and concern to work diligently for his clients as a strong advocate in courtroom litigation. He has 36 years of experience in matters in Domestic Relations and Juvenile Courts. He also counsels clients to avoid potential pitfalls which may occur when a marriage or a relationship between parents ends, and is available to speak on any family law topics.

Ray is a member of the American, Ohio State and Stark County Bar Associations, and is admitted to practice in Ohio courts and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.

After 32 years of building a regional family law practice throughout Northeastern and East Central Ohio, Ray joined Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas in opening the firm's Canton office in May 2013.

While attending law school he was employed by the office of the United States Attorney in Norfolk, Virginia.


  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1981
  • College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1981
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Retired Community Baseball Coach
  • Canton Preservation Society member

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, 1981 to Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Stark County Bar Association, 1981 to Present
  • Christian Legal Society, 1984 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Past Positions

  • Office of the U.S. Attorney in Norfolk, Virginia, Law Clerk