Is Your Small Business Facing a Lawsuit? Here are Four Steps You Need to Take

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Small businesses are the backbone of Ohio’s economy. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), there are nearly 950,000 small businesses in our state. Last year, Ohio’s small businesses created nearly 70,000 new jobs. Owning and operating a company brings more than its fair share of challenges. As a small business owner, one of the… Read more »

Why Marriage is a Good Idea

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Two, three, four times a year I receive the following phone call: “Hi. My name is _________. My boyfriend/girlfriend just died. We lived together for 20 years and now their child/brother/sister/parent has served me with eviction papers! Don’t I have a right to live in this house I shared with my boyfriend/girlfriend for the last… Read more »

Ohio Estate Planning: What is a Special Needs Trust?

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Many individuals with special needs receive benefits and services through state and federal programs, including Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). As these are both needs-based government programs, a person who has too much cash, property, or other financial assets could lose their eligibility. Preserving eligibility for a loved one with special needs is a… Read more »

Understanding Contract Law: What is an Anticipatory Breach?

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A breach of contract occurs when one party fails to perform their duties under a binding agreement. In contract law, an anticipatory breach is the preemptive repudiation of a contract — it happens when a party clearly demonstrates they are unable or unwilling to perform to their contractual responsibilities. When a contract has been repudiated,… Read more »

Estate Planning in Ohio: What is Medicaid Planning?

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Nursing home care and long-term care are extraordinarily expensive. The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports the average cost for a room in a licensed nursing home now runs in excess of $7,698 per month. Even part-time assisted living care can cost tens of thousands of dollars per year. With such… Read more »

Estate Planning in Regards to Digital Assets, Frequent Flyer Miles and Much More

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The modern world has changed estate planning in some important ways: Preparing for what will happen to your ‘digital assets’ is extremely important. Here, our Northeast Ohio estate planning attorney provides an overview of digital assets and explains key things you need to know about digital assets and estate planning. What are Digital Assets? A… Read more »

Four Tips for Ohio Businesses Negotiating With Independent Contractors

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Many companies rely on services provided by independent contractors. According to comprehensive data published by the United States Department of Labor (DOL), approximately 10 percent of the American workforce is currently made up of individuals classified as independent contractors. If your company works with independent contractors, you may want to put a written agreement in… Read more »

Is It Time to Choose a New Executor?

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What is an Executor? An executor is an individual who carries out the instructions in the Will a deceased person leaves. The duties and responsibilities of an executor are complex – even if the Will gives explicit written instructions. An Executor must follow the right procedures. This can take several months, depending on the property… Read more »