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If I request a consultation, does that mean I have to
No. The usual office consultation fee is $80.00. At the conclusion
of this consultation, you can decide to hire my firm if appropriate.
Sometimes clients use an office consultation to determine if they
have a legal claim or simply for legal advice.
Does your firm use mediation?
Yes. My firm believes that if the parties to a dispute are able
to agree to a resolution of their dispute that is better than
having a disinterested 3rd party issue a ruling. As a general
rule, mediation is free and, in some instances, attorneys do not
What is the difference between a dissolution and a divorce?
A dissolution is an uncontested proceeding terminating a marriage.
Because it is normally uncontested, the parties are required to
reach an agreement on all of their issues (parenting time, division
of assets, debts, child support, spousal support, etc.) In most
cases, a dissolution is a shorter more economical proceeding.
A divorce is a legal proceeding to terminate a marriage. Divorces
normally begin as contested proceedings. However, the majority
of divorce proceedings settle before going to trial. In a divorce,
if the parties do not settle, the Court will allocate the parties'
parental rights and obligations as well as their assets, debts,
and make orders regarding child support and/or spousal support
Do I need a will?
In Ohio a last will and testament is a document in writing properly
executed by the Testator (person creating it) that contains the
Testator's instructions, intent, and requests regarding their
personal property, real property, choices for executor, and appointment
of a guardian (if applicable). In most cases everyone needs a
will. There is a common misperception that only wealthy or affluent
people need a will. However, this is not the case. Most if not
all people need a last will and testament if they have any thoughts
or ideas about their estate and/or property. If you do not have
a will, your estate could be administered without one and without
the Probate Court being aware of what your thoughts and requests
What does the term, “estate planning” mean?
Estate planning is the process of careful and thoughtful planning
of your legal and medical affairs for the time periods both during
your lifetime and after your death, and the crafting of legal
documents that accomplish those objectives. These legal documents
ensure that the legal interests of you and your loved ones are
protected, and your healthcare intentions are fulfilled.Do
I need a lawyer for my home closing?
Yes. Normally an attorney can ensure that the documents are correct
to complete the transaction and examine the records at the courthouse
to ensure that no one else has an interest in that real estate.
Does your firm accept credit cards?
Yes. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express only.
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