A lawsuit for divorce (as opposed to a petition for dissolution of marriage) proceeds much like any other civil lawsuit. There is a complaint, the answer, discovery, pretrial conferences and trial. Unlike other civil actions, there is no right  

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“Begin with the end in mind”
-Steven Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

So you have decided to share your life with your true love. You are so sure, you move in together, combine your things to make a  

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In marriage, two entities (i.e., the spouses) join to form a new entity recognized by law (i.e., the marriage). The very purpose of a divorce or dissolution is to take that one legal entity (the marriage) and divide it  

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Sentencing is always an important time and the sentencing hearing is one of the most important hearings in your case.  You have already been found guilty via a plea, or following a trial and what you say and do  

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Ohio law now allows for unlimited driving privileges for a first OVI.  Unlimited driving privileges may be obtained by filing an application with the Court.  Some courts are granting unlimited privileges and some are not.  Most courts we practice  

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Drunk driving in the state of Ohio is a serious offense that carries with it serious penalties. Moreover, the record of an OVI conviction cannot be sealed. However, as of 9/28/2012 an OVI will not prevent a second otherwise eligible offense  

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A defense is evidence that is offered by the defendant to defeat a criminal charge. The Ohio Revised Code defines defenses in Ohio. The defendant bears the burden of going forward with the evidence if an affirmative defense is  

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Yes, if you are a suspect in a crime you should specifically invoke your right to remain silent.  In Salinas v. Texas, the US Supreme Court recently ruled that a suspect must verbally invoke his or her Fifth Amendment  

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Yes, you should hire an attorney if you are charged with domestic violence.  If you are indigent, the Court may appoint an attorney.  A first domestic violence conviction can result in jail time up to six months and a  

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It’s always a good idea to contact a traffic attorney to determine whether you should challenge your speeding ticket.  Even if you can’t “beat” your speeding citation, the Court or prosecutor may be able to amend it to a  

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