Monthly Archives: May 2013

To Protect and Serve

I lost my father a few years ago and now my mother is starting to need help handling her bills. Do we need a guardianship? The answer may depend on your mother’s circumstances and preferences. Failing eyesight or physical infirmity … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Late

School is almost out for the summer. What is the Ohio law on curfew? There is no state-wide law setting curfew. Curfew is enacted by local ordinance. Most city and village ordinances in Ohio are available online at Conway Greene … Continue reading

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A Fixed Interest

My landlord won’t fix my toilet and I can’t use it. Can I stop paying rent until it’s fixed? If you stop paying, the landlord may file an eviction for non-payment of rent. Instead, Ohio law provides a special court … Continue reading

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House Rules

If I file bankruptcy can I keep my house? Probably. Effective March 27, 2013, the exemption under Ohio law for a residence was increased to $125,000.00 per owner. This means that if the value of your home, less the balance … Continue reading

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