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Can I Buy A House In The Middle Of My Divorce?

When two people decide to get divorced, a common concern is where each person will live during proceedings. Typically, one person will continue to live in the marital home, and one person will move out. If you are the person who is moving out, what are your options as far as housing is concerned? You may choose to move in with a relative or a friend or rent an apartment or home until your divorce is finalized. However, you may

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What Are My Rights If I Get Pulled Over?

Most people know how it feels to be pulled over by a law enforcement officer. It’s not uncommon to feel anxious, even if it’s for a simple traffic violation or a broken taillight. Interacting with a police officer can be stressful for some people, and therefore it’s important to know your rights before finding yourself in that situation. Knowing your rights can help you remain calm and possibly prevent the situation from escalating. First, you have the right to remain

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What Should I Do If a Client Isn’t Paying Their Services Rendered?

When you render services for a client, you have entered into a contract with that client. A contract is a legally binding verbal or written agreement between two or more parties. You agree to perform a service or provide goods under certain terms and conditions, and in exchange, you expect your client will pay for those goods and services. So what happens if a client refuses to pay? Technically, they are in breach of contract, and you have several options

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Should I Have Separate Accounts For My Business?

Even if you have a great accounting system and are diligent about keeping your business and personal transactions separate, you should have separate banking accounts for your business. If you are an incorporated business, it’s required by the IRS. When first starting a business, it may seem unimportant to keep separate accounts. When it’s just you and your business, your overhead is limited, and tracking income and expenses is pretty easy to do. However, as your business grows, you will

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Is Everything 50-50 In A Divorce?

In Ohio, courts follow the equitable distribution model when it comes to dividing assets and liabilities during divorce proceedings. The equitable distribution model means that property will be divided fairly, but not necessarily in a 50/50 split. The court must first decide which property is marital, that is, property acquired by you and your spouse as a couple, and what property is separate property or property you owned before your marriage. Typical marital property includes homes, personal property such as

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Top 5 Causes for Car Accidents

Chances are, if you haven’t already been in a car accident, you will be. A report by Esurance found that 77% of drivers have been in at least one accident. In Ohio, in 2020, there were 246,295 accidents involving vehicles. Of those, 1,165 resulted in fatalities, and another 38,421 involved other severe or minor injuries. TOP 5 CAUSES FOR CAR ACCIDENTS IN OHIO: DISTRACTED DRIVING It’s not uncommon these days to read a news headline about an accident resulting from

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Can I Buy A House In The Middle Of My Divorce?

When two people decide to get divorced, a common concern is where each person will live during proceedings. Typically, one person will continue to live in the marital home, and one person will move out. If you are the person who is moving out, what are your options as far as housing is concerned? You may choose to move in with a relative or a friend or rent an apartment or home until your divorce is finalized. However,

Read More »

What Are My Rights If I Get Pulled Over?

Most people know how it feels to be pulled over by a law enforcement officer. It’s not uncommon to feel anxious, even if it’s for a simple traffic violation or a broken taillight. Interacting with a police officer can be stressful for some people, and therefore it’s important to know your rights before finding yourself in that situation. Knowing your rights can help you remain calm and possibly prevent the situation from escalating. First, you have the right

Read More »

What Should I Do If a Client Isn’t Paying Their Services Rendered?

When you render services for a client, you have entered into a contract with that client. A contract is a legally binding verbal or written agreement between two or more parties. You agree to perform a service or provide goods under certain terms and conditions, and in exchange, you expect your client will pay for those goods and services. So what happens if a client refuses to pay? Technically, they are in breach of contract, and you have

Read More »

Should I Have Separate Accounts For My Business?

Even if you have a great accounting system and are diligent about keeping your business and personal transactions separate, you should have separate banking accounts for your business. If you are an incorporated business, it’s required by the IRS. When first starting a business, it may seem unimportant to keep separate accounts. When it’s just you and your business, your overhead is limited, and tracking income and expenses is pretty easy to do. However, as your business grows,

Read More »

Is Everything 50-50 In A Divorce?

In Ohio, courts follow the equitable distribution model when it comes to dividing assets and liabilities during divorce proceedings. The equitable distribution model means that property will be divided fairly, but not necessarily in a 50/50 split. The court must first decide which property is marital, that is, property acquired by you and your spouse as a couple, and what property is separate property or property you owned before your marriage. Typical marital property includes homes, personal property

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