Archive | October, 2011

What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

October 30, 2011

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If you have a minor child who is a part of a custody battle, and other some other circumstances, a court may appoint a separate attorney or other capable party to represent the child’s interests. This court- appointed protector for the child is called a “Guardian ad Litem,” or “GAL, which means “guardian for the […]

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A Broken Bone or Fracture Can Be a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse or Negligence

October 30, 2011

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Statistics show that eleven million elderly people suffer broken bones annually, which is one out of three elderly Americans. As people age, their bones become more frail, and fractures may occur from even the most ordinary and gentle movement. However, it is also unfortunately true that a fractured bone in an Ohio nursing home patient can […]

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What To Do When A Parent Relocates Before or After a Divorce or Dissolution

October 30, 2011

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What happens when an Ohio parent involved in a custody issue wants to move out of the jurisdiction of the court? This is a free country, and people can live where they want to. But there are going to be consequences if one of the parents of a minor child, either during or after a divorce, […]

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Searching for an Ohio Nursing Home for Alzheimer’s Patients

October 30, 2011

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One of the most difficult conversations that a family will ever have to have is the decision of whether or not to place a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease into an Ohio nursing home. It is very important to be completely prepared and informed about every aspect of this decision—particularly what the family needs to look […]

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The Results of a Free Legal Consultation

October 21, 2011

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Here’s the actual feedback and testimonial to our free legal consultations from someone who contacted our law office: “I personally want to thank Mr. Jim Slater for providing a “no charge ” telephone consultation in evaluating my legal situation. No other law firm would listen or even return my call.  His expertise and experience truly separates Slater and Zurz from the others.   He […]

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Military Divorces

October 20, 2011

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Since 9/11, more and more citizens are entering the military in order to serve their country.  As in all professions and as in all walks of life, the contemplation of a divorce is always possible. A military divorce poses significant issues not encountered in a civilian divorce atmosphere.  For example, does the Soldiers and Sailors […]

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What is Shared Parenting in Ohio?

October 20, 2011

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Under Ohio law, in many cases, parents are entitled to what is known in Ohio as “shared parenting.” This is very different from what has been known as “custody” in divorce cases. In other states, what we call “shared parenting” this may be called joint custody, joint legal custody or joint physical custody. When an […]

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Ohio Nursing Home Resident Rights

October 20, 2011

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A few years ago, hospitals started to post lists of “Patients’ Rights” around their facilities. In Ohio, those rights, when it comes to nursing home patients, are the law. There is an Ohio law that lays out the rights of patients in nursing homes (O.R.C. 3721.13: Residents’ Rights). This law is ten years old. Even so, […]

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Involvement of Psychologists in Ohio Divorce Cases

October 17, 2011

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Psychological evaluation of parents and children in a child custody battle is fairly common in Ohio divorce cases. Either party, or the child, may be sent to a psychologist or other mental health professional to try to determine what is in the “best interests of the child.” For the most part, the purpose of a […]

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Wandering Away From an Ohio Nursing Home Facility

October 17, 2011

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One would think that the most basic part of caring for nursing home patients is making sure that they are in the nursing home. Shockingly, in Ohio and all over the country, nursing home patients wander away from their facilities and are injured or even killed. And many of those injuries happen on or very […]

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