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Exemptions Available in an Ohio Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is an opportunity for a person struggling with financial burdens to get a fresh start. One part of the process may involve forfeiting items and property of value to offset debts. Ohio allows for certain items to be exempt from forfeiture, including certain property that’s protected from your creditors, such as cars, […]

Combating the Unfair Stigma of Bankruptcy

Financial difficulties can befall anyone, even people who have always been responsible with their money and pay their bills on time. Life is unpredictable and no one can foresee medical problems arising, losing a job or an economic downturn. During these times of adversity, bills can pile up and people can begin to feel like […]

Child Whose Parents Kept Her from One Another Disallowed from Visitation Hearing

It is an unfortunate fact that many divorced parents struggle with co-parenting their children. The Akron Beacon Journal recently reported on a court decision related to a custody battle between the two parents of a young girl. Subsequent to their divorce, both parents used international trips with their child to keep the other parent from […]

What You Need to Know About Divorce in Ohio

If you and your spouse are considering a divorce in Ohio, it’s important to understand all aspects of the process involved, including your legal rights and obligations. At the outset, the most important issue to address is your eligibility to obtain a divorce in Ohio. To file for divorce here, you or your spouse must […]

As an Unmarried Father, Can I Get Shared Custody in Ohio?

In March of this year, it was reported that almost half of first babies born in the US were born to unmarried mothers. In Ohio, when a child is born to an unmarried woman, state law grants her sole custody of the child at birth. This remains the case until the father proves paternity and […]

Estate Planning Basics

It is a myth that estate planning is only for the wealthy. If you have a family or own property, you need an estate plan to ensure that your wishes are fulfilled. Thoughtful estate planning can help you provide for your family’s well-being and arrange for the most efficient use of your hard-earned assets ― […]

Relocation: The Basics for Custodial and Non-Custodial Parents

The Ohio family court allocates parents’ rights and responsibilities upon divorce according to the best interests of the children involved. In many cases, parents are granted shared custody of their minor children. Where a custodial parent wishes to relocate, a formal process must be followed to protect both the children’s interests and those of the […]

How Important is a Will?

When a person dies without a Will (intestate), this can lead to undesirable consequences. It is important to be aware of these issues and to safeguard your say in who inherits your property by consulting with an attorney to prepare a well-drafted Will.  Establishing a person’s heirs in Ohio  Ohio’s intestate succession laws step in […]

The Basics of Making a Valid Will

Making a Will allows you to make important decisions about how to organize and distribute your assets when you pass away, ensuring that you retain control over your testamentary wishes. For parents, it is crucial to nominate guardians for your minor children in your Will, as well as naming a trusted person to manage their […]

Child Support and your Special Needs Child

Most parents are legally bound to support their children financially until they reach the age of majority. In Ohio, this obligation extends until your children reach the age of 18 or until they complete high school up to the age of 19. However, parental support can end earlier if a child marries, joins the military […]

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