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7 06, 2019

An Estate Without a Will

A will is a legal document used by an individual to express their wishes for their assets upon death. Although having a will in place is not necessary, it is helpful for informing your heirs of how you wish them to proceed upon your death. Not having a will in place to determine the […]

10 05, 2019

Kent State University – Hyde Park Forum 2019

Each year Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies hosts the Hyde Park Forum. The Hyde Park Forum is an annual persuasive speech competition for students across the University enrolled in an Introduction to Human Communication course. The forum consists of six students who present their persuasive speech on a social issue of their […]

26 04, 2019

Changes to Ohio Child Support Guidelines

Effective as of March 28, 2019, House Bill 366 has changed the child support guidelines. The guidelines previously in effect have been the same since 1992.

The previous child support guidelines were based upon data collected in the 1980’s. Considering all that has changed in that time it was decided that this information be updated […]

22 04, 2019

The Importance of Residential Property Disclosure Forms

A Residential Property Disclosure Form is a statement of the conditions concerning the property that are known by the seller. This document is intended to provide the buyer with a list of potential problems and defects that may affect the property. This form, however, is not a substitution for inspections. The seller is required, […]

3 04, 2019

Treatment in Lieu of Conviction

Treatment in lieu of conviction is a program where eligible offenders have the opportunity to obtain dismissal of charge(s) after completing court-ordered treatment. To be eligible for this program it is necessary that the offense took place as a result of drug/alcohol use of the offender, mental illness, or an intellectual disability. There are, […]

8 03, 2019

Consumer Protection Week

Each year the first full week of March is celebrated as Consumer Protection Week. Consumer Protection Week is a week dedicated to providing consumers with information and assistance to avoid fraud during consumer transactions. A consumer transaction is anything from a sale, a lease, transfer of goods, or a service, primarily for a personal, […]

28 02, 2019

The Ins and Outs of Wills

What is a will?

A will is an outline of your wishes regarding the distribution of your assets to your beneficiaries upon your death. While a will is not necessary and there are certain things they won’t do, it is a good idea to have one.

What a will won’t do?

Wills are made to ensure your […]

12 02, 2019

Increasing Visa Application Times

In the United States, processing times for visa applications are taking 46% longer, nearly doubling since 2014. With these drastic increases in processing times if you’re filing an application or your status is expiring soon, be sure to start the process in advance. While these rates may have increased partially because of changes made by […]

25 01, 2019

6 Ways to Avoid Problems with Tenants

Renting out a property is a great way to bring in some extra money and expand upon your assets. Here are six things you should keep in mind if you are thinking about renting out a property:

Comply with Anti-Discrimination Laws –

When renting out a property it is crucial that you comply with anti-discrimination […]

16 01, 2019

Ohio Welcomes Medical Marijuana

Two years ago Ohio passed a law allowing the sale and usage of medical marijuana. After these laws were passed it was predicted that the first dispensary would be up and running by Fall of 2018. After a short delay, it is now January of 2019 and there are five dispensaries set to open […]