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New Tax Bill Creates Opportunities for Business Owners: Succession Plans

By | May 21st, 2018|Estate Planning, Financial, Probate Law, Small Business|

Protecting value for future generations or philanthropy The 2017 nearly doubled the federal estate and gift tax exclusion amounts. $11.18 million per person; $22.36 million per married couple. The purpose of the exclusion is to allow wealth transfer to heirs without taxation. These new amounts along with significant valuation discounts on shares of privately held [...]

Have you been charged with a crime in Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati Area)?

By | May 21st, 2018|Criminal|

Here is how you will likely work through the county court system. Need help? Free consultation from Godbey Law by calling (513) 241-6650 or godbeylaw.com What are you charged with? Felony: Serious offense such as murder or armed robbery. Typically booked in jail immediately upon arrest. Misdemeanor: A less serious offense such as trespass or graffiti. [...]

A Different Kind of Spring Cleaning

By | May 21st, 2018|Estate Planning, Family law|

If you are anything like me, spring means tackling chores such as cleaning out my closet and finally getting rid of that bread maker I have NEVER used. During the fall and winter it is easy to let certain things pass by without necessary attention – hello daily trips to the gym – but spring [...]

Appeals Court Backs Gay Employees’ Right to Sue

By | February 26th, 2018|Civil Rights, Decisions, LGBT|

A New York City federal appeals court ruled today that gay employees can sue their employers for discrimination under federal civil-rights law. This is a significant ruling on an issue that has split courts across the country and could be headed for the Supreme Court. "Sexual orientation discrimination is a subset of sex discrimination because [...]

How to Expunge a Misdemeanor Conviction in Ohio

By | February 13th, 2018|Criminal|

Misdemeanor Expungement in Ohio Misdemeanor charges can have a severe impact on your life. Potential consequences include jail time, expensive fines, loss of freedom, and burdensome probation requirements. For misdemeanor criminal charges, the degree of the offense determines the type of punishment. Expungement, under Ohio law, can provide an opportunity to "seal" the public record. [...]

What Really Happens During a Government Shutdown?

By | January 19th, 2018|Bankruptcy, Business Law, Governments, Small Business|

The looming shutdown of the federal government would affect the everyday lives of people across the country, regardless of whether they're government workers. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers would be off the job, military death benefits would be suspended and the Smithsonian museums would close. What you CAN do during a Government Shutdown Get [...]

Holidays for Divorced Parents: Will Timmy be Home for Christmas?

By | November 3rd, 2017|Child Custody, Divorce, Family law|

Holiday Visitation: Divorced Parents in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana With the holidays approaching, it is often on the minds of people seeking a divorce or dissolution of marriage, what will happen during the holidays. While most people are aware that there will be some sort of sharing of the holiday schedule, they are often not [...]

What is Decided in a Divorce Case?

By | October 17th, 2017|Child Custody, Divorce, Family law|

Goals & Objectives: Divorce Case When filing for divorce it is important to be clear on goals and objectives, and to have an understanding of what the court can actually do for you. What the court can do for you is one or two things, and hopefully you will be informing the court on how [...]

Fall Safety Tips from Godbey Law | 2017

By | August 30th, 2017|Personal Injury, Wrongful Death|

Service Your Furnace Before the cold autumn and winter weather sets in, be sure to call your heating and cooling company to service your furnace. A specialist should inspect the furnace to make sure everything is in working order and that there are no leaks. Use Fireplaces Safely Keep that fire in its proper place [...]

Divorce, Separation Raise School-Related Concerns

By | August 29th, 2017|Divorce, Family law|

Divorce, Separation Raise School-Related Concerns ​ ​Q: My divorce has just been finalized and my ex-husband and I live in different school districts. Where can our children go to school? A: If you have full custody, then your child can go to school in the district in which you live. However, if you and [...]