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August 2015 Archives

Ohio woman accused of selling heroin that led to death

On Aug. 21, it was reported that an Ohio woman was accused of being involved in the death of a 24-year-old woman who overdosed on heroin on April 27. A Franklin County sheriff alleged that the accused woman provided the heroin that led to the overdose death.

Child custody case uses social media data

As Ohio residents may know, information about the time a parent spends with a child before divorce has implications on child custody. In a case in New York, a judge ruled that a mother's Facebook page could be used as evidence to substantiate claims made by the father. This use of social media as supporting evidence may pave the way for how other divorce and custody cases are handled.

2 men admit to smuggling heroin via drone

Ohio residents might be interested to learn that a drone was used to smuggle drugs from Mexico into the United States. On April 28, border patrol cameras allegedly videotaped two men picking up drugs near Highway 98 in California. Later on, both of the men pleaded guilty to smuggling 28 pounds of heroin into the U.S. using a drone.

Adult trial scheduled for young defendants in stabbing case

Ohio residents may have heard about the so-called 'Slender Man" stabbing case in Wisconsin. On May 31, 2014, two 12-year-old girls in Waukesha stabbed their 12-year-old friend 19 times and then left her in the woods. The girl survived the attack, and it was later revealed that the girls accused of stabbing her were obsessed with the fictional character Slender Man.

Actress Kelly Rutherford ordered to court in custody dispute

Ohio television fans may have heard that actress Kelly Rutherford was scheduled to attend an emergency hearing regarding her custody dispute in a Manhattan court on Aug. 11. It was reported that if she did not bring her two children to court with her, she could potentially be taken into custody.

Jurisdiction and child support modifications

When a parent's financial circumstances have changed since a child support order was issued in their divorce case, where to file the request for modification can be a real question when they have relocated to Ohio from the state that issued the original order. There is a law that governs the jurisdictional question over where the appropriate court is to file such a motion.

Car chase leads to drunk driving charges

In an incident that took place on Aug. 1, 2015, in North Ridgeville, Ohio, a 39-year-old man led police on a small chase after an officer saw the man's vehicle and suspected drunk driving. The man's car was spotted at around 2:00 a.m. near the intersection of Chestnut Ridge and Lear Nagle roads in an off-limits construction zone.

Deducting alimony

When Ohio couples are preparing to divorce, they should understand that alimony is deductible by the person who pays it and taxable to the person who receives it. If alimony is likely to be owed by one spouse to another, keeping the tax implications in mind during the negotiation process is important.

NBA player facing felony drug possession charges

Basketball fans in Ohio may be familiar with Mike Scott, the 27-year-old forward who averaged 7.8 points per game from the bench to help the Atlanta Hawks top the Eastern Conference during the 2014-15 NBA season. Scott was taken into custody on felony drug charges on July 30. Deputies with the Banks County Sheriff's Office say that Scott was charged after a traffic stop on Interstate 85 near Atlanta.

Financial tips for married couples who may move

Although Ohio is not a community property state, it is important for married couples to be aware of community property principles in case they do eventually move to such a location. It can be difficult to think about the end of marriage when divorce isn't even in the picture, but protecting one's financial interests may depend on such planning. Additionally, those who are contemplating marriage and have significant assets or a business might want to consider a prenuptial agreement.

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