Do You Qualify for Pre-Need Burial Eligibility in a VA National Cemetery?

Do You Qualify for Pre-Need Burial Eligibility in a VA National Cemetery?

Are you or a loved one considering burial in a VA national cemetery? We are blessed in Dayton to have our own VA National Cemetery. It was founded in 1867 and it includes over 116 acres and close to 50,000 graves.  The 30-foot Dayton Soldiers’ Monument towers over the cemetery as a tribute to 33 soldiers buried there who died in the War of 1812. There is a lot of history at that cemetery, and it is an interesting place to visit if you haven’t seen it. […]

What To Do if You Think Your Spouse is Hiding or Wasting Marital Assets

What To Do if You Think Your Spouse is Hiding or Wasting Marital Assets

The time leading up to a divorce and the actual divorce process can be quite bumpy and unpleasant. Oftentimes, the unknowns of divorce will lead to irrational thinking and bad behavior by one or both of the spouses. While some bad behavior is simply frowned upon, other forms of misconduct are actually illegal. For instance, if your spouse is intentionally scheming to hide or waste your marital assets in an attempt to interfere with your right to an equitable distribution during the divorce, you may have a claim of financial misconduct. […]

Blast From The Past: An Experienced Family Law Attorney – PRICELESS!

Blast From The Past: An Experienced Family Law Attorney – PRICELESS!

Gordon Gibb recently wrote an excellent article for lawyersandsettlements.com about the importance of hiring an experienced divorce lawyer. He lasers in on the topic with his opening sentences. “If there ever was a more important role for lawyers and litigation professionals, it is in family law. Corporate law, environmental law, even real estate law has nuthin’ on the complexities and the drama that explodes from divorce petitions, custody battles-even who gets to keep the family dog”. […]

Do Divorce Courts Monitor the Final Divorce Decree to be Sure All Terms Have Been Completed?

Do Divorce Courts Monitor the Final Divorce Decree to be Sure All Terms Have Been Completed?

I had a client call today wondering if the Court gave her Ex a few months longer to refinance the marital residence and pay her off because of the COVID-19 situation. I explained to her that the Court does not review Divorce Decrees after filing to monitor compliance. That responsibility falls on each party. So, the Court would have no idea if the refinance had occurred or not. I told her that is her task to nudge her Ex about the refinance or to rehire me to send him a letter and take the necessary legal steps to file a Contempt action to get the refinance completed or the house listed for sale. […]

Can I Complete My Ohio Estate Planning Documents Remotely During COVID-19?

Can I Complete My Ohio Estate Planning Documents Remotely During COVID-19?

More individuals are focusing on estate planning during the pandemic, but people are also more concerned about venturing out during these unusual times. A question that is coming up often is whether one can complete their Ohio estate planning documents remotely through Zoom or some other software. The answer is yes and no. Some ohio estate planning documents only need to be notarized to be valid and remote notarization is now available here in Ohio. A general durable power of attorney in Ohio only needs a notarization to be valid. Ohio health care documents (livings will and durable power of attorney) need either two disinterested witness signatures or a notarization to be valid. […]

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