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January 2017 Archives

What courts consider in deciding custody disputes

Anyone who feels as if they can go along in life and parent their child without the other parent may be fooling themselves. Indeed, you may believe that the other parent is irresponsible, petty, childish, unorganized and completely incompatible with you; and because of these things, they could not possibly be a responsible parent.

Calculating child support is Ohio: Are you paying too much, too little?

In Ohio, child support is generally determined using a specific formula that takes into account several factors, including the number of children involved as well as the combined gross income of the both the father and mother.

Can you have good credit after bankruptcy

One of the benefits of bankruptcy is the ability to start with a clean slate…a fresh financial start for those who have been toiling in debt for years or even decades. However, those who are considering bankruptcy may be ambivalent about their ability to have good credit once again. After all, who wants to pay thousands more for car or home loans because of high interest loans set aside for people who have a previous bankruptcy.

Why kids accused of sex crimes need protection too

It is tough enough when a child is charged with a criminal act, but when a young person is accused of a sex crime, the child can be sent down an unwitting path of no return given how sex crimes are viewed in our society and how such crimes are punished in perpetuity.  

Protecting your property during an Ohio bankruptcy

Are you struggling with insurmountable debt but are worried you will lose everything if you decide to file for bankruptcy? Don't let your fears stop you from getting the fresh financial start you desperately need - especially since you may be able to keep much of your property following the bankruptcy process.

When to consider another attorney for your divorce

If you are thinking that your divorce is not going as smoothly as suspected, you should be able to rely on your attorney to deal with the legal issues that come about. However, if you are feeling as if your counsel is not helping you through these problems, it can create a feeling of helplessness and disappointment that no divorcee should have to deal with.

Can creditors still collect on repos and charge offs?

We sometimes have clients who are dealing with bill collectors even though they have had property repossessed (such as a car or a boat) and the creditors are still trying to collect on the debt. The lender may also have “charged off” the loan, but the collection calls still come. For a consumer dealing with debt issues, this can be a confusing and frustrating experience.

2017 divorce myths debunked

If you decided to file for divorce this year as part of a New Year’s resolution, you are certainly not alone. Keep in mind that more divorces are initiated in January than any other month of the year. Nevertheless, you probably have a number of questions and have received a great deal of advice about what you should expect; mainly based on what others have experienced in their divorces.

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