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December 12th, 2019

What to do if you get sued?

If you get sued, it is important that you take initiative right away. Being sued can be intimidating, and rightfully so as it is a serious matter. The first steps you make are crucial. A lawsuit begins by the Plaintiff(s) filing a complaint against the Defendant(s). The complaint lays out the factual background, causes […]

November 18th, 2019

Protection against Scams, Fraud, and Financial Abuse

As you grow older you become increasingly at risk to fall victim to fraud, scams, and financial abuse. Currently, adults over the age of 65 comprise a large percentage of the current U.S. population. While both young and old individuals are targeted by these scams, older individuals fall victim at a higher rate.  On […]

November 5th, 2019

What you Should Know Before Signing a Contract.

Before signing a contract it is important that you know what you are signing. A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties. Contracts exist to confirm an agreement, ensuring that the parties will act and perform as agreed upon. A contract does not have to be in writing, although it is […]

October 28th, 2019

Legal Documents for College Students

When preparing to send your child to college the last thing you may think of is which legal documents you need. As you send your child off there are a lot of things you do to help them get ready. From figuring out financial aid to learning how to do laundry on their own, […]

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 […]