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What is the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?

Posted Date: May 22, 2017 | Categories: Individuals

Everyone should have a will or trust. Some people may benefit from having both a will and more than one type of trust. Dying without an enforceable contract for how your estate will be divided among family members, creditors, charities, and business partners creates legal hardships for those you cared most about in life and […]

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Can My Employer Change My Employment Contract?

Posted Date: April 26, 2017 | Categories: Employment & COBRA Claims

If you have an employment contract, your company or agency almost definitely has a legal obligation to inform you of any changes it makes to the agreement. That may end the employer’s obligation, but a strong employment contract will require the employee to agree to any substantive changes. This is one of the main reasons […]

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Is Emotional Distress Considered a Personal Injury?

Posted Date: April 5, 2017 | Categories: Personal Injury

Many plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits seek compensatory damages for emotional distress. Sometimes, as with harassment cases, intentional infliction of emotional distress is a plaintiff’s primary claim. But as a matter of law, emotional suffering is not an injury. Technically, it is a tort, which means harm. And when a person suffers […]

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How Consumer Fraud Affects You

Posted Date: March 23, 2017 | Categories: Consumer Fraud

One widely consulted online legal dictionary for non lawyers defines consumer fraud as any one of a number of “deceptive practices that result in financial or other losses for consumers in the course of seemingly legitimate business transactions.” Scenarios in which a person can lose money, get physically injured, or suffer a blow to their […]

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How an Ohio Early Retirement Lawyer Can Help You

Posted Date: February 9, 2017 | Categories: Social Security Disability, State Employee Disability (OPERS & STRS)

How Can I Retire Early in Ohio? Unless you launch the next Facebook or hit the lottery, you have two basic options for early retirement in Ohio. The first, disability, is unwelcome but, sadly, too common. The other, planning and investment, is primarily available to individuals who have some form of employer-funded pension plan. Anymore, […]

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Do I Need an Attorney to Apply for STRS Disability?

Posted Date: December 24, 2016 |

You can benefit from consulting and collaborating with a Columbus Ohio employment attorney while filing for disability through the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). You do not need a lawyer, but having a legal expert and advocate in you corner can help you successfully navigate a difficult, frustrating system. Here are four reasons to consider […]

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Can My Disabled Child Receive Benefits as an Adult?

Posted Date: December 20, 2016 |

Aging out of programs that provide assistance and financial support to disabled children can create many problems. Fortunately, preplanning can ensure that a child living in Ohio continues receiving disability benefits through Social Security once he or she turns 18. The rules and conditions for keeping an adult child eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance […]

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Filing a Premises Liability Lawsuit

Posted Date: December 16, 2016 |

Unlike many legal terms, most people can infer the meaning of “premises liability” from the usual definitions of its components. The owner or legal resident of a property has responsibility for protecting visitors to their property. This applies to homeowners, renters, and businesses. A common example of a premises liability case — a classic slip […]

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Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Posted Date: November 9, 2016 |

Too many elderly and disabled residents of nursing homes fall victim to abuse. Research has put the percentage of abused nursing home residents at higher than one in three, and rates of neglect due to under staffing, inadequate training, and insufficient supervision are widely acknowledged to be even higher. Making this unacceptable reality doubly tragic […]

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How a Car Accident Attorney Can Help You

Posted Date: October 17, 2016 |

Consulting with a Columbus, Ohio, car accident attorney following a crash that inflicts injuries and significant vehicle damage always makes sense. Five reasons why follow. If you already know you want to speak with a personal injury lawyer who has helped many victims of car and truck crashes, click here or call the Jones Law […]

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