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June 2017 Archives

Ohio's opioid epidemic is putting pressure on law enforcement

Ohio is in the middle of an epidemic: Over the past couple of years, the state has seen a dramatic increase in opioid use. More and more people are becoming hooked on opioids - especially fentanyl, but others as well such as heroin, morphine, and certain prescription painkillers. The problem is only growing - and the results are tragic.

What to do if you are denied holiday parenting time

With the Independence Day holiday coming soon, you may be planning to take advantage of the long weekend and spend quality family time together with your son or daughter. If you are a divorced or separated parent, this may not come to pass; either because your alternating weekend schedule does not coincide with the holiday, or your alternating holiday schedule gives you Memorial Day and Labor Day instead of the Fourth of July.

Supreme Court does not expand FDCPA for debt buying companies

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was developed in 1977 to protect consumers from unscrupulous debt collection practices. Among its provisions, creditors are prevented from using abusive practices in the process of collecting debts, including using profanity and other harsh language when communicating with consumers, calling consumers at odd hours of the day and threatening to put indebted consumers in jail.

Will Sessions' memo affect criminal defendants?

The latest news about U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be about what he know about the meeting between President Trump and ousted FBI Director James Comey. But one piece of news that may not garner headlines is Sessions’ efforts to roll back Obama era efforts on criminal justice reform. A recent Atlantic.com report, highlights his instructions to federal prosecutors across the nation about the Justice Department’s new stance on drug crimes.

Four mistakes to avoid when getting divorced

If you are considering divorce, it is important to know what you are getting into just as much as what you are getting out of. Indeed, you want to get out of a troubled relationship, but it is also critical that you minimize the mistakes that can lead to a long, tumultuous divorce and a difficult after-divorce experience.

3 reasons why you need a healthcare directive

The truth is, no one ever truly knows what the future holds, which is why you need to do everything possible now to prepare for unanticipated situations, including medical emergencies. For many, a crucial part of this preparation includes a healthcare directive.

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