Five Factors Influencing the Way Ohio Judges Determine Child Custody

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In general, family law courts favor children. This is by design. Any Cincinnati divorce lawyer will tell you that custody disputes have nothing to do with what is easier or convenient for either spouse, but have everything to do with the children’s welfare. With that...

What Does Sanders’ Proposed Law Mean for the Estate Tax?

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In late March of 2021, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) proposed two bills in the United States Senate. The first bill would return the corporate tax rate to 35%, which is where that rate had stood before the Republicans’ 2017 tax law. The current corporate tax...

“Extreme DUI” is a Legal Distinction. What Does it Mean?

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The legal limit for blood alcohol level (BAC) is .08%. A breath test can reveal this BAC data, if a police officer pulls you over for suspected intoxication. In April of 2021, a 25-year-old woman in Phoenix, Arizona, took a breathalyzer test and revealed a...

Do You Have Tax Questions About Our Pandemic Year?

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This past year has been confusing. Most of us worked from home, and many of us had our incomes change due to the shelter-in-place orders. Restaurants closed, some temporarily and some permanently. Entertainment venues shuttered. Schools switched to remote learning. But how did these changes...

Ohio Divorces are Rooted in Equitable Division

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There are a few ways in which Ohio is different from neighboring states with regards to divorce. Some states are either no-fault or fault-based. In a no-fault state like Indiana, Kentucky, California, or Florida, a person wanting a divorce is not able to declare grounds...

Should You Focus on the Avoidance of Probate?

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In a March column for NJ.com, a New Jersey-based estate planning attorney named Andrew Novick addresses a question from a potential client. The client asks, “How can we avoid probate and reduce the estate tax for our beneficiaries, who are our two adult children?” Novick...

Estate Planning in the Time of COVID-19

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Particularly for younger people, it is easy to feel invincible. Health problems may seem far away, a distant inconvenience to address in future years. During the pandemic, however, many people are feeling the urge to complete end-of-life-related paperwork, just in case. The prospect of falling...

5 Salient Points About Mediation

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If you work out a dispute in court, it can take ages. Our courts are overcrowded, and their case loads are backed up. The use of civil litigation is an expensive and inefficient way to settle a dispute. The smarter move, if you and the...

A 46-year-old Cold Case Murder Re-opened in Ohio

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As any criminal defense attorney will be quick to tell you, there is never a statute of limitations for a murder case. Unlike other type of crime, a murder case can be tried many decades later. A recent example of this is in the recent...

The Biggest U.S. Tax Fraud Case Ever Filed

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In October of 2020, federal prosecutors charged a man from Houston, Texas with a largest tax fraud case in United States history. According to the charges, Robert T. Brockman has concealed more than $2 billion – that is $2,000,000,000 – in income from the Internal...

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