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January 2015 Archives

Tax deductions for divorced and unmarried parents (2 of 2)

Welcome back. Being a single parent can be emotionally, physically and financially draining. That's why single and unmarried parents should do what they can to maximize their federal income tax return. There are many credits and deductions that apply to single parents, so make sure that you don't miss any.

Tax deductions for divorced and unmarried parents (1 of 2)

Tax season is approaching quickly, and if you are like many Ohio residents, you may be starting to get your paperwork in order. But if you are like many Ohio residents, you may also be confused about what deductions you can make this year.

Casino winnings can be garnished for unpaid child support in Ohio

The state of Ohio takes child support obligations very seriously. Each parent has a duty to financially support their child, and falling to do so can lead to severe legal and financial consequences.

Ohio officials trying to stamp out heroin and fentanyl deaths

A new drug is sweeping across Ohio that is similar to but much more dangerous than heroin. According to reports, the powerful prescription painkiller fentanyl is up to 25 times stronger than heroin and has already caused many deaths in the state.

Campus chaos erupts after Ohio State championship win

The Ohio State University football team gave students plenty to celebrate Monday night by winning the national championship game against the Oregon Ducks. However, the revelry turned to chaos early Tuesday morning after fans emptied out of bars and campus buildings and into the streets.

What are the benefits of mediation?

One of the reasons divorce can be so stressful is because of all of the decision-making involved. At the very beginning, the couple has to address the huge decision of whether to get divorced in the first place. Next, the couple has to decide which divorce process they want to use.

Ohio couple faces trafficking in controlled substances charges

Ohio residents who have been charged with manufacturing, distributing or trafficking of controlled substances may realize that they face the possibility of hefty fines and even incarceration. Ohio authorities see such charges as serious crimes, and if convicted, it could have an adverse impact on an accused person's life, including his or her career. They may want to obtain legal assistance to protect their legal rights in fighting any charges related to controlled substances.

Woman faces criminal charges after alleged overdose death

Every year, prosecutors make an even greater effort to hold responsible those who sell lethal substances that can lead to fatal overdoses. In cases in which a person has been arrested on drug trafficking charges, states are attempting to file additional criminal charges if one of the accused's former customers died as a result of the drugs he or she purchased. One Ohio woman is now facing a manslaughter charge in the aftermath of another woman's death.

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