Couple creates buzz with divorce photoshoot

Couples take engagement photos all of the time. These photoshoots are thought by many to just be a standard part of getting married. But getting divorced? One couple recently turned the tradition on its head by having a divorce photoshoot, as well. The pictures are...

Want to avoid an OVI charge? Read this

Charges of operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) are serious. In Ohio, a conviction can land you a big fine, up to six months in jail, a suspended license for three years, higher insurance rates and more. These harsh consequences mean it’s always in your best...

The importance of a marital agreement when trying IVF

Fertility issues and health complications like cancer can lead couples to require medical help to conceive and carry children. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a modern medical technique that allows for the fertilization of an egg with sperm and the storage of...

Just how often do you need to review your estate plan?

Once you design an estate plan with the help of your attorney, you may think that you’ve done all you need to do. This group of documents should be enough to protect you, your estate and your beneficiaries.  That line of thinking isn’t necessarily correct for...

Does a will need to go through probate in Ohio?

Not every will has to go through probate in Ohio -- but many do. Probate can take extra time and expense, which is why some people try to avoid it. Yet, by ensuring a person’s estate is distributed in the legally correct manner it can avoid future problems, which is...

Discrimination can take a mental toll

Workers in Ohio and throughout the country who are subject to sexual harassment or other forms of discrimination may experience emotional distress. Symptoms of emotional distress may include anxiety, an inability to sleep or a reduced quality of life in general. Let's...

Try alternative dispute resolution to resolve your divorce

When you’re dealing with a divorce, it’s important that you have the opportunity to work through your disputes outside court. If you and your spouse are both willing to do so, you can save a lot of time and money (in most cases) if you’re able to negotiate outside of...

What are my rights as a tenant?

The following information is not legal advice. This post provides general information only. Many renters who have signed a lease with a landlord have not read the entire lease or do not fully understand all the lease terms. Sometimes a lease can include overly...

If you want to adopt your adult stepchild, you may be able to

One thing that you want to do that is a little different from others is to adopt your adult stepchild. Adopting them is a good way to guarantee their inheritance rights, which is something you’ve been concerned about in the past. Adult adoptions have other benefits,...

Are you ready to share parenting responsibilities with your ex?

One of the hardest things about going through a divorce with children is the fact that you have to continue to interact with your former spouse all of the time. It can be very hard to remain civil and appropriate with someone who inspires intense emotions and who may...