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Automatic Stay - Stop Debt Collectors
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How Bankruptcy Can Stop Debt Collectors Instantly

The two common types of consumer bankruptcy—Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy—offer very different solutions. But, these two debt management options have one very important thing in common: the automatic stay – which can stop debt collectors immediately. What...
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Family-Based Immigration
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What is Family-Based Immigration?

The United States has a long and successful history of family-based immigration, recently referred to in the news and political debate as “chain migration.” Of course, bringing over family members was customary from the time the very first immigrants arrived...
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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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