My Child Just Graduated High School. What are the Estate Planning Considerations?

My Child Just Graduated High School. What are the Estate Planning Considerations?

High School graduation is a culmination of one’s academic accomplishments at a scholastic institution. It is also usually a time of change. Upon graduation, one’s life is going to change and progress into another phase.  It may also be a time of change when it comes to estate planning documents, both when it comes to the graduate and the graduate’s parents. […]

The First Amendment and the Digital Age: Can the Court stop you from posting online? The Ohio Supreme Court Addresses this Question

The First Amendment and the Digital Age: Can the Court stop you from posting online? The Ohio Supreme  Court Addresses this Question

Social media sites have become important platforms for exercising free speech rights protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Despite overall agreement as to the importance of such platforms, there is debate over the extent to which such speech can be restricted. One side argues that there are not enough measures in place to protect against violent or false content, while the other argues that such measures could unfairly restrict potentially valuable content. […]

Supreme Court Rules: LGBTQ People are Protected from Job Discrimination

Supreme Court Rules: LGBTQ People are Protected from Job Discrimination

In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court ruled on June 15, 2020 that the 1964 Civil Rights Act barring sex discrimination in the workplace also protects LGBTQ employees from being fired because of their sexual orientation. The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key protection of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII that bars job discrimination because of sex also encompasses discrimination against LGBT workers. The decision was written by Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch (who was appointed to the Court by President Trump). Chief Justice John Roberts also joined the court’s four liberal justices composing the majority. Dissenting were Associate Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh. […]

Child Visitation Exchanges – Tips to Avoid Problems!

Child Visitation Exchanges – Tips to Avoid Problems!

Visitation exchanges and custody exchanges can be uncomfortable and sometimes downright combative depending upon the relationship between the parents. They can also be stressful to your child as well. The overall objective needs to be to keep things civil and reduce friction all the way around. Here are some common-sense tips of what to do, or not do

Study Finds that Same-Sex Weddings have Generated $3.8 billion Over the Last 5 Years

Study Finds that Same-Sex Weddings have Generated $3.8 billion Over the Last 5 Years

It is estimated that there are 513,000 married same-sex couples in the United States. There are 28 United Nations’ member states that recognize the right of same-sex individuals to marry.  According to a study released on May 25, 2020 by the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law at UCLA , same-sex weddings have generated $3.8 billion in local and state economic activity in the United States since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage five years ago this month in Obergefell v. Hodges. […]

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