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...

The typical duties an executor must carry out

As an estate executor, it will be your job to locate and inform heirs that an Ohio resident has died and has transferred assets to them. However, you will have several other tasks that you need to carry out as the representative of a deceased person's estate. Take a...

How to answer some common police questions during a traffic stop

Drinking and driving is always a bad idea. It’s far safer for you -- and others -- if you call for a ride when you’ve been drinking. Just the same, it’s also important to know how to handle a traffic stop when the officer involved clearly seems to be questioning...

Prepare for child custody negotiations

Child custody negotiations are sometimes contentious matters, but it’s imperative that both parents remember that the goal of the process is to do what’s best for the children. Preparing for the mediation process can help you do this. One of the primary things that...

What is facilitation? How can it help resolve a dispute?

In the United States, there are several recognized alternative dispute resolution methods. One of those methods is called facilitation. Facilitation, also known as group facilitation, is a process in which a neutral party works with the members of a group to help them...

If you want to disinherit someone, read this first

You can disinherit someone if you so choose. This means cutting someone out of your estate plan when they logically expected to receive something as your heir. Most of the time, this means leaving out one of your children.  However, it’s important to note that a...

Does Ohio law protect the LGBTQ community from discrimination?

People can face discrimination for a wide variety of factors over which they have no control. Age discrimination and racism are among the most well-known forms of discrimination, but they are far from the only common forms of discrimination that exist. Discrimination...

The key to using mediation during a divorce

Mediation is a dispute resolution tactic often used by parents as they get divorced. Rather than going to court, they work together with a trained mediator to find solutions to the divorce. They get to make the decisions, rather than having a judge make them....