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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Can I Lose My Rights After a Felony Conviction in Ohio?


A felony conviction can harm you in a number of ways, one of which is the loss of certain rights. In fact, Ohio felons can lose rights under both state and federal law. Below are some ways in which a felony conviction in Ohio can affect your rights.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Sex Offender Registration in Ohio


After a person is convicted of a sex crime in Ohio, he or she must register as a sex offender.   However, sex offender registration requirements vary depending on the severity of the crime. Below are some additional details on sex offender registration in Ohio.
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Monday, September 17, 2018

An Overview of Aggravated and Felony Murder in Ohio

Homicide is the act of killing another human being. In Ohio, the most serious type of homicide is referred to as aggravated murder. Aggravated murder, which is also called first-degree murder, is considered to be the most serious type of homicide due to the planning and intent involved in its commission. In other words, aggravated murder is planned by the perpetrator and then intentionally carried out. In addition, one may be charged with aggravated murder even without premeditation if the victim belongs to one of several statutorily defined categories.


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Thursday, August 16, 2018

An Overview of Possession of a Controlled Substance in Ohio

In Ohio, possession of a controlled substance is defined as knowingly possessing, obtaining, or using a controlled substance. Controlled substances can include medications without prescriptions, prescribed medications, certain chemicals, street drugs, and natural substances. Below is an overview of this crime in Ohio.

What is possession?

One must have actual or constructive possession of a controlled substance in order to be charged with possession of a controlled substance in Ohio.


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Monday, July 16, 2018

Divorce in Your Golden Years

Why might some senior couples benefit from a collaborative divorce?

Today, more couples over the age of 55 are finding themselves in the midst of divorce. The phenomenon, known as “gray divorce,” could stem from several factors, including the aging of the American population, increasing lifespans, and a general decreased focus on the importance of marriage. In fact, according to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research, divorce rates among those over the age of 55 have doubled since the 1990s. Our


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Monday, June 18, 2018

Divorce and Children: Things to Consider

Divorce impacts every member of the family—children in particular. It is for this reason that divorce should always be approached with the best interests of children in mind. Unfortunately, however, parents are sometimes so focused on the divorce itself that their children become an afterthought. Below are some things to consider when going through a


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Friday, May 11, 2018

Teens in Trouble: Why You Need a Juvenile Law Attorney


Q: Should I hire a lawyer if my minor child is arrested?

Kids will be kids, they say. And for many, the road from childhood to adulthood may have bumps and unexpected turns that lead to frightening places. Like the back of a police car.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Importance of Silence When Charged With a Crime

Q: Is it okay to answer police questions after being arrested?

If Ohio criminal defense attorneys could tell those arrested one piece of critical advice, it would likely be not to make any statements before talking to an attorney.

Unfortunately, the understandable shock, fear, and anxiety upon being arrested often causes people to make statements to police prior to having legal representation. People may think they can just talk their way out of a bad situation—that if they just explain what happened, they can just go home and forget the whole nightmare.


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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Holding Nursing Homes Liable for Wandering Residents’ Deaths


Q: Can I sue a nursing home for my loved one’s death?

In Ohio, estate planning attorneys help people plan not only how to dispose of their property after they have died, but also how to handle their end-of-life healthcare decisions and plan for the possibility of needing long term care--possibly in a nursing home.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Holding Nursing Homes Liable for Wandering Residents’ Deaths


Q: Can I sue a nursing home for my loved one’s death?

In Ohio, estate planning attorneys help people plan not only how to dispose of their property after they have died, but also how to handle their end-of-life healthcare decisions and plan for the possibility of needing long term care--possibly in a nursing home.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 at a glance:

Some typical benefits of Chapter 13 relief in most cases are as follows:

  • You can retain your home or car in foreclosure/repossession
  • Temporarily suspends a foreclosure action against your home
  • You can make up any arrearage on your home or car over time (36-60 months)
  • You may be able to eliminate or reduce a second mortgage
  • You may be able to reschedule your secure debts and lower their payments, such as reducing your current payment on a vehicle
  • You can protect any co-signer on your secured debts from any liability during the bankruptcy plan
  • You can pay all or part of you attorney fee through the plan instead of all up front
  • If you qualify for a 0% plan, all your unsecured debts are erased

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