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23 01, 2018

Ignition Interlock Device

Imagine waking your kids up in the morning, going through the hassle of your everyday routine to get out to your car and it won’t start. You keep forgetting that mouthwash in the morning will trigger your ignition interlock device. Looks like dad is taking the kids to school today.

This could become the reality […]

16 01, 2018

You Shouldn’t Include That in Your Will

Everyone, no matter their age or net worth, should take the time to put a plan in place so that their wishes will take effect when they pass away. A properly executed Last Will and Testament is an essential part of the Estate Planning process. However, there are certain terms that should often be […]

6 09, 2017

DACA Ending, Now What?

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, President Trump moved to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that began in 2012. You can read the formal announcement here. DACA protected nearly 800,000 undocumented children and young adults who were brought to the United States by their parents as children. It allowed these individuals […]

28 07, 2017

Why You Need to Set Up an LLC

The benefits of forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) are numerous and the process has quickly become the favored type of business organization in Ohio. LLC’s combine aspects of both corporations and partnerships while providing greater amounts of flexibility in owning, operating, and transferring a business. An experienced business attorney can help you set […]

3 02, 2017

Becoming a U.S. Citizen through Naturalization

Every year, an estimated 680,000 people become U.S. citizens through Naturalization. Naturalization is the process of applying with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to become a citizen of the United States. Once Naturalized, the individual will trade in their green card for a Certificate of Naturalization. With that certificate, you can then apply […]

31 01, 2017

How Trump’s Immigration Executive Order Might Affect You

On Friday January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order temporarily banning travel from seven countries (Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen). The order has caused much anxiety and confusion among the immigrant community. Stories on the web abound about immigrants affected the moment this order was issued. Many immigrants who […]

26 01, 2017

Adjustment of Status through Marriage to a U.S. Citizen

Adjustment of Status is the process used to change, or adjust, a nonimmigrant’s status to that of an immigrant. For example, someone may enter the United States on an F-1 Student Visa and after entry decide that they would like to remain in the United States permanently. An immigrant can adjust their status in […]

5 05, 2016

Landlord Issues: Joint Leases and SCRA

By: Peter C. Kratcoski, Esq.

Researcher: Patrick Moore

Tom Kremic


The Service-members Civil Relief Act affects both landlords and tenants. When a tenant joins the military it is fairly common for the person to be required to relocate. The issue that often arises for the landlord and tenants is how the relocation of the service-member effects […]

17 02, 2016

Recent Cases Involving Companion Animals/Landlord/Tenant

Peter C. Kratcoski, Esq.
Tom Kremic, Researcher


A recent local case has brought with it significant implications on a developing area of law. U.S. v. Kent State University deals with a couple who lived in a university owned apartment. The wife was diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder because she would experience panic attacks when she […]

26 08, 2015

Portage County Lawyers Open Free Domestic Relations Clinic

Court News Ohio

Posted August 3, 2015

By Dan Trevas

Portage County Domestic Relations Judge Paula C. Giulitto expressed concern that too many individuals without attorneys are entering her courtroom unprepared to navigate the tricky legal questions raised in family disputes.

“As a judge, I can’t provide them legal advice,” she said. “But we have too many people […]