Cohabitation may fall short if you pass without a will

Marriage isn’t in the cards for you and your partner. While the increase of people that are in the same boat as you is meteoric, it could still mean you’ve got some important unfinished business that needs your attention. The number of cohabitating adults over the age...

Do I get pregnancy leave as a father?

If you are considering taking time off to support a family member during or after pregnancy, you could be entitled to unpaid leave. However, this is contingent on whether you and your employer both qualify for the type of leave you intend to take. Generally speaking,...

Is the state minimum wage going up?

People who earn minimum wage in the state of Ohio should be aware of an important development starting in 2020. Due to a yearly inflation requirement mandated by a state constitutional amendment passed in 2006, many minimum wage workers will be seeing an increase in...

3 ways to reach a divorce decree

Deciding to divorce is not easy, and neither is choosing the way you want to go about it. Ohio courts offer couples a few ways to end a marriage, but at least two require they willingly compromise. At Artz Dewhirst & Wheeler, Attorneys at Law, we dedicate...

Does the Ambien defense have a leg to stand on?

There are many different ways you can defend yourself when facing criminal charges in Ohio. Some defenses work better than others. Some are quite creative, and others follow a trend. One trend that people seem to keep coming back to is the Ambien defense. According to...

Can I use alternative dispute resolution during probate?

Alternative dispute resolution methods are becoming quite popular in courtrooms these days. They help to free up the court's time, reduce costs associated with legal issues and allow court cases to reach a resolution much more quickly. However, ADR is not usable in...

Should you try to avoid probate?

There are a lot of bad things said about probate. Many people fear it and want to ensure their estate never has to go through it. Others feel it is a waste of time and money. However, probate in Ohio exists for a reason. It is the legal process that ensures the...

Federal laws protect workers from unfair treatment

At Artz, Dewhirst & Wheeler, LLP, in Ohio, we believe in every worker’s right to fair treatment in the workplace, and we often stand up for clients against employers in court to fight for those rights. Traditionally, employers have been known to discriminate...

Laptop, Textbooks, Power of Attorney: Your Child’s College Essentials

As many parents are sending their children off to their freshman year of college, they may think that they are fully prepared for their upcoming year. But what many parents forget is that although your child will always be your baby, once they turn eighteen, the HIPAA...

2 unique issues in same-sex divorce cases

Since the legalization of same-sex marriage in Ohio, many couples have taken the walk down the aisle. However, just like any marriage, sometimes things do not work out. When a same-sex couple wishes to get a divorce, they will follow the same general steps as a...