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October 4th, 2019

When Are Animals Allowed in No Pet Residences?

As a landlord you have the right to prohibit your tenants from having pets in the property by implementing a no pet policy. Landlords do not however, have the right to prohibit tenants from having properly registered animals in the property thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There are three groups of […]

October 1st, 2019

Ohio Expungement Law

Ohio law, offers the opportunity to put your criminal record behind you through the process of “expungement.” Having your record expunged means that any record of your criminal conviction is sealed from the record. An expungement makes it appear as though the conviction never occurred. Conditions under the law limit how many convictions and […]

September 16th, 2019

Changes to Ohio Probate Law

This year brought with it several changes to probate law in Ohio. House Bill 595, also known as the “Probate Omnibus Bill,” is responsible for most of these changes to probate law. These changes range from how a trust is incorporated into a will, to contesting the validity of a trust, and more. Although […]

August 21st, 2019

Changes to Public Charges

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently announced a new public charge rule that will affect aliens seeking to enter and stay in the U.S. This new rule seeks to ensure that individuals attempting to enter the U.S. are self–sufficient. These individuals must prove that they rely only upon themselves, their families, and/or private […]

July 29th, 2019

Ohio Raises Smoking Age to 21

Recently, Governor Mike DeWine signed new legislation to raise the legal age in Ohio for purchasing and using tobacco. Historically, the legal age in Ohio to purchase and use tobacco products was eighteen years old. This new legislation increases this age to twenty-one years old and will come into effect October of 2019. While […]

July 2nd, 2019

Fourth of July 2019

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, we here at Williams, Kratcoski & Can, LLC want to make sure you stay safe and out of trouble this holiday.

Fireworks

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate America and our freedom as Americans. What a better way to celebrate than fireworks? Just […]

June 17th, 2019

Land Installment Contracts

A land installment contract is an agreement between a Vendor (seller) and a Vendee (buyer) that allows a buyer a non-traditional way to purchase a property. Land installment contracts operate as an alternative to traditional mortgage financing. Rather than going through a bank for financing, buyers have the option to pay directly to the […]

June 7th, 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 […]

May 10th, 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 […]

April 26th, 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 […]