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May 2015 Archives

In wake of protests, Cleveland PD agrees to change

Police departments across the nation have been under fire in recent months for questionable tactics that have been used against citizens, especially minorities. Incidents have led to numerous protests as well as the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

What you may not know about child custody in Ohio

A recent “Law You Can Use” column in the Logan Daily News that was provided by the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) addressed several child custody questions. Here are some of the most important points that were made in the column:

Don’t let your divorce become a money pit

A divorce is one of the most stressful things a person can go through in life, not only on a personal level but also on a financial level. There are numerous mistakes that a person going through divorce can make, as The Wall Street Journal recently discussed, that can cause serious financial harm.

Statute of limitations for rape crimes likely to change in Ohio (2 of 2)

Welcome back. In our last post, we discussed how Ohio lawmakers are expected to pass a law that would change the statute of limitations from 20 to 25 years in rape and sexual battery cases and add a “floating” statute of limitations in cases involving DNA evidence from rape kits or crime scenes.

Statute of limitations for rape crimes likely to change in Ohio (1 of 2)

Statutes of limitations make it so a suspect has to be charged within a certain timeframe. The limitations are in place in order to prevent people from being charged with crimes based on evidence that has deteriorated over time.

Ohio’s new open container law won’t apply to underagers

Last week, the governor of Ohio signed a bill that allows large cities to create open-container districts, otherwise known as outdoor drinking zones. That means bar and restaurant patrons in the area will be able to buy alcoholic beverages and then leave the establishments in order to drink in public.

Guidelines to consider when creating a parenting plan

As we began discussing in the last post, Ohio’s treatment of child custody matters have changed a lot over the past few decades. While one parent typically “won” custody of the child over the other parent many years ago, today both parents typically play an important role in “shared” parenting arrangements.

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