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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 […]

April 22nd, 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, […]

April 3rd, 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, […]

March 8th, 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, […]

February 28th, 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 […]