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...

What are your rights under a cohabitation agreement?

A cohabitation agreement is, according to FindLaw, a contract between two people who live together. The contract functions similarly to a prenuptial agreement in that it outlines the rights and obligations each party owes to each other both during their time...

Who would a court name as your executor?

Ohio residents will usually name an executor in their last will and testament as a way to control how their assets are distributed following their death. However, some people may delay estate planning or not care very much about it. If you fail to name an executor or...

What can you do when your landlord fails to make repairs?

According to Ohio Poverty Law Center, LLC, landlords in Ohio have several responsibilities to their tenants. Among those responsibilities are the duties to keep the electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation systems in good working order, to keep the hallways and...