Archive | November, 2012

Divorce, Dissolution, Annulment in Stark County, Ohio – How They Differ

November 29, 2012

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A divorce is a civil lawsuit which ends a marriage.  It is a complaint filed by a husband or wife, or both, in the Domestic Relations Division of the Stark County Family Court.  (In the Family Court, divorce is governed primarily by Local Rule 32.01.  Divorce laws in Ohio are primarily covered by Ohio Revised […]

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Ohio Nursing Homes are Not Just for the Elderly

November 27, 2012

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When most people think of nursing home residents, they probably think of older people—men and women in their seventies and eighties and beyond.  In reality, there are a growing population of patients in their twenties and thirties, and some even younger, who are moving into Ohio’s and the nation’s nursing homes. Federal nursing home data […]

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Grandparents May Seek Custody of Grandchildren in Many Different Ways

November 26, 2012

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Today 1.4 million children in the United States are living with their grandparents—some in an informal relationship and others in an arrangement where grandparents have gone to court and won legal rights.  If faced with such decisions, here are some of the options to consider. Legal relationship options for grandparents who are raising grandchildren. There […]

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Why Are Truck Accidents Different Than Car Accidents?

November 26, 2012

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Why are truck accidents different than car accidents?  Obviously, they involve a much larger vehicle and thus, substantially more property loss is involved.  But, more importantly, truck accidents are likely to cause catastrophic injury and loss of life.  The full extent of the damages sustained in a truck accident can be difficult to calculate and […]

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Filing for Divorce in Stark County, Ohio

November 26, 2012

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To divorce in Ohio and to divorce in Stark County, there is a residency requirement.  The person filing the complaint for divorce should be a resident of Ohio for at least six months immediately before filing the complaint and a resident of Stark County, Ohio for at least 90 days prior to filing for the […]

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How Grandparents Get Visitation Rights to See Their Grandchildren in Ohio

November 20, 2012

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Grandparents must file with the court (usually the domestic relations division of the Court of Common Pleas) to get grandparents visitation rights.  In three instances, grandparents legal rights are statutorily protected in Ohio: 1) When married parents terminate their marriage or separate. 2) When a parent of the child is deceased. 3) When a child […]

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Differences Between Annulment, Divorce and Dissolution in Trumbull County, Ohio

November 20, 2012

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An annulment differs from a divorce or dissolution because it is a court order stating that the marriage never happened, that it was never valid or legal. The court order is formally known as a decree of nullity. To obtain an annulment one must file in the Court of Common Pleas in the county where […]

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Grandparents Visitation Rights in Ohio

November 19, 2012

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  In Ohio, grandparents may be granted grandparents visitation rights in five major ways: 1. As part of a divorce. 2. As part of a dissolution. 3. In a legal separation. 4. In an annulment or in a child support proceeding. Grandparents’ visitation rights are usually granted by the Domestic Relations Court must determine according […]

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Are You a Victim of Legal Malpractice in Ohio?

November 19, 2012

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Legal Malpractice in Ohio Legal malpractice is legal negligence on the part of a lawyer representing a client.  The issue is whether the attorney exercised the degree of care, skill and diligence that a lawyer of ordinary skill and knowledge commonly possess and exercises in a particular area of law.  If a lawyer claims to […]

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What You Need to Know About Divorce in Trumbull County, Ohio

November 19, 2012

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How to Divorce in Trumbull County, Ohio Initially, there is a residency requirement to divorce in Ohio and to divorce in Trumbull County.  The plaintiff (person filing the complaint) should be a resident of Ohio for at least six months immediately before filing the complaint and a resident of Trumbull County, Ohio for 90 days […]

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