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Immigration and Divorce: Will I Lose My Green Card?

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants are in the United States on marriage-based green cards or conditional green cards. Those marriages are scrutinized for authenticity, but what if they don’t work out? Legitimate marriages fail every day and marriages between U.S. citizens and...
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chapter 13 bankruptcy
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What is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

When you hear the word “bankruptcy,” it’s probably Chapter 7 that comes to mind. The relatively quick fresh start bankruptcy is far more common than Chapter 13. But, Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers an important opportunity for people who either don’t...
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How is Child Custody Determined in Ohio?

One of the most important and most challenging issues when a couple divorces is minimizing the impact of the divorce on minor children and ensuring that each parent maintains a healthy relationship with the kids. Ideally, the parents will be...
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Understanding Theft Crimes in Ohio

The language of theft crimes can be confusing. For example, you may hear the words “theft” and “robbery” used interchangeably, but they don’t mean the same thing—certain types of theft are robberies, but others are not. Similarly, many people think...
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Divorce and Dissolution in Ohio

“Divorce” is the common term for the legal termination of a valid marriage, though many states now use the term “dissolution” in their statutes and court proceedings. Ohio law is a bit different from most states, in that divorce and...
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The Real Impact of Bankruptcy on Credit

Many people considering filing for bankruptcy are worried about the effect a bankruptcy case will have on their credit reports and credit scores. While it’s natural to want to protect your credit, most people who have reason to consider bankruptcy...
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Can I Sue My Employer for a Work Injury?

When you’re seriously injured in a car accident or trip on a loose floorboard in a local business, the path to compensation for your injuries typically involves a personal injury lawsuit. Pursuing compensation for a work injury is different. Nearly...
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How is Marital Property Divided in an Ohio Divorce?

One оf the most ѕignifiсаnt issues involved in getting a divоrсе is the matter of dividing the ѕроuѕеѕ’ ѕhаrеd marital рrореrtу. Sроuѕеѕ аrе соnѕidеrеd со-оwnеrѕ оf аѕѕеtѕ they acquire during their marriage, and when the marriage еndѕ, thеѕе “marital аѕѕеtѕ”...
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Understanding Assault Offenses in Ohio

Introduction to understanding assault offenses in Ohio Most people have heard of ‘aѕѕаult and bаttеrу’ since they are ѕо frequently рrеѕеntеd together and referenced in popular legal television dramas. However, there are important nuances to this area of criminal law that...
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Medical Malpractice in Ohio

Ohio residents trust their doctors, nurses, and medical professionals with their health and livelihood. Unfortunately, these healthcare professionals do not always live up to the expectations of their patients. In some circumstances, the doctor may have committed medical malpractice under...
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The Immigration Debate in Ohio

In a year filled with news stories related to immigration, the story of Akron resident Leonor Garcia still managed to make national news. Bringing the immigration debate close to home. Garcia is a Mexican national who has lived without proper...
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Pressure sores can mean inadequate care

Originally published on Jun 21, 2016 The lack of movement and positioning are two major factors in the development of pressure sores. Pressure ulcers also referred to as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, are often signs that long-term care institutions...
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Criminal Defendants’ Legal Rights

Originally published on Jan 23, 2017 What Legal Rights Does a Criminal Defendant Have? Choosing not to testify is an important Constitutional right under the Fifth Amendment, but it certainly isn’t the only legal right to which criminal defendants are...
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Voting With a Criminal Conviction

Originally published on Sep 14, 2016 Voting with a criminal conviction Voting with a criminal conviction in a presidential election in Ohio is possible if the person meets the following requirements for eligibility: 18 years old U.S. Citizen 30 day resident of...
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