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Can I Modify My Custody and Child Support Order If I Move To Another State?

Yes. But it is not easy. For instance, if you have just moved to Ohio, there are two separate procedures for modifying your custody and support orders. R.C. § 3115.39 details the procedure to register a foreign support order, and R.C. § 3127.35 details the procedure for registering a foreign custody order. Bonds v. Bonds [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Family law|0 Comments

How Long is this Going to Take?

We all know that divorce, particularly when children are involved, is an arduous process. Potentially a very expensive process depending on assets involved, the degree to which the parties are cooperative or if animosity is the driving emotion. Divorce is represented this way in the cultural realm as well, there are limitless references to a [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Family law|0 Comments

Are You Entitled to Overtime as a Salaried Employee?

In 2014, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Labor to update the regulations defining which white collar workers are protected by the FLSA's minimum wage and overtime standards. On May 18, 2016, The Department of Labor has published new rules that will affect many employers by requiring that they pay overtime [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|Employment Law|0 Comments

Should I Sign a Severance Agreement?

Almost always, severance agreements contain language that waives an employee's right to file suit on Title VII claims and other employee discrimination statutes. Sometimes these agreements are also referred to as "separation agreements." Thus, if you believe your employer may have terminated you for an unlawful purpose, you should likely not rush to sign that [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Employment Law|0 Comments

Do Government Employees Have 1st Amendment Rights?

Yes. But a government employee's 1st amendments rights are not necessarily absolute. "The First Amendment generally prohibits government officials from dismissing or demoting an employee because of the employee's engagement in constitutionally protected political activity." Heffernan v. City of Paterson, 14-1280 (U.S. 2016). In fact, in Heffernan, the Supreme Court held that even perceived engagement [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Employment Law|0 Comments

Am I Happy that I Practice Law?

Yes I am. If you are an attorney, I am quite sure you have had to deal with many jokes and snide comments about what you do. Undoubtedly, there are people in this country holding the belief that we are responsible for a majority of evils in the world. Well, not only do I believe [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Our Attorneys|0 Comments

When Has My Business Competitor Gone Too Far?

In certain industries, it is not unheard of for business competitors to play a little cloak and dagger. Businesses may slander each other just like people. Sometimes competitors steal each other's customer lists or other confidential trade secrets. A competitor may try to take these secrets from another company's employee even when the competitor is [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Business Law|0 Comments

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Unfortunately, sexual harassment still occurs in the workplace. This harassment may occur in the form of inappropriate comments, requests for sexual favors, inappropriate touching and other degrading acts on the basis of sex. In order for harassment to be actionable, the harassment must be severe or pervasive enough to alter the conditions of employment. The [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Employment Law|0 Comments

What Can I Do If My Insurance Company Unfairly Denies My Claim?

Your insurance companies have a duty to not unreasonably deny your claims. However, your insurance company may not satisfy that duty. In Ohio, an insured party can take an insurance company to task for unreasonably denying his or her claim. This claim is referred to as a "bad faith" claim against your insurance company. In [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Business Law|0 Comments

Where Does the Fault Lie – A Discussion of Accident Liability

The first step an experienced automobile accident lawyer undertakes while representing an injured individual is determining who is responsible. In the majority of car accident cases, one driver is more to blame than the other. Although some injuries are the result of intentional acts, most car accidents are the result of one parties negligence. Simply [...]

By | April 5th, 2016|Agreement, Automobile Accident|0 Comments