How do special needs trusts help disabled beneficiaries?

If you have a disabled family member who depends on public assistance, you need to approach the estate planning process carefully if you want to include them in your estate plan. Sometimes, people decide to create special needs trusts that benefit disabled loved ones...

Back child support and license suspension

If you are working through the divorce process as a parent, issues involving your kids are especially important (and often very emotionally taxing). Aside from custody, you need to think about child support, whether you plan on receiving payments from the other party...

Funding a trust with a life insurance policy

Parents who are older and have amassed or inherited some wealth are likely to put money in trust for their children and grandchildren. The good news is that parents who are younger and do not have much in the way of assets can set up a trust for their children, too....

What do you know about losing your job because of tardiness?

You get up earlier and take different routes to work, but you often arrive at the office late. Recently, your manager mentioned your job being on the line if you do not resolve the issue. Does your company have the legal right to terminate you for being late a few...

How does probate work in Ohio?

When a person dies in Ohio, probate is the court-supervised process of estate administration. The deceased person's executor has responsibility for gathering, valuing and distributing the assets of the estate during probate. Review the guidelines about probate in Ohio...

What are your alternatives to litigation?

As a business owner, you will undoubtedly run into disputes sooner or later. As much as you try to avoid them, it is inevitable when working with so many different people. Even if you cannot avoid all disputes, you can still decide how you will handle them. In this...

Is now the time to tell your child about the split?

Getting a divorce is a tricky time in your life. Even for adults, it is a time of confusion and stress. Unfortunately, as parents, you also have to worry about keeping your child in the loop. You may thus wonder, is there any good time to tell your child about the...

Saving for your children’s college education after a divorce

Getting divorced can mean substantial changes to your financial situation and the strategies you use to save for the future. Among the savings that you may need to modify are funds for your children's college education. Your new, singular income will need to stretch...

Stay safe on your motorcycle this spring

The Ohio Traffic Safety Bulletin reported more than 3,300 motorcycle accidents in 2018. About 77% of these incidents caused death or serious injury, usually impacting the motorcycle operator.  Those who bike in Ohio should refresh their safety knowledge before taking...

Age requirements and employment law

Whether you are a young worker or you have concerns about your child's employment, make sure you carefully go over various employment law issues that apply to workers under the age of 18. Unfortunately, some young workers' rights are not respected, placing them in...