Author Archives: jjenningslaw

A complete sentence. Are you kidding?

Q:        How does a Court decide punishment for a juvenile offender? A:        Ohio law lists the factors for a Juvenile Court to consider in making orders: to provide for the care, protection, and mental and physical development of children, to … Continue reading

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Pardon me?

Q:        If the Governor grants a pardon can the record be expunged? A:        According to an Ohio Supreme Court decision earlier this year, the answer is no. First, the Court pointed out that expungement is a privilege and not a … Continue reading

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Are you sure you can ensure my insurance? Assure me.

Q:        Will filing bankruptcy make my insurance cost more? A:        Increasingly, insurance companies are using credit scores to predict risk. But how they use the information varies. Some are more interested in the amount of debt, so bankruptcy might actually … Continue reading

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Easy for you to say

Q:        Is collaborative just an easy way out of conflict? A:        Actually, hiring an attorney to trash the other party, get as much as possible of what the attorney thinks you think you want, and just go along for the … Continue reading

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Is Robinson’s Will Lost in Space?

Q:        What happens if my will is lost? A:        A last will and testament can be damaged or destroyed by flood, tornado, fire, or other natural disaster. Sometimes the heirs know there was a will, but cannot find it. … Continue reading

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Dogged license

Q:        Can a Juvenile Court stop a teen from getting a driver’s license? A:        Three Ohio Appellate Courts have ruled on this issue (including the Fifth District, which covers Stark County). All three courts decided that it depends on the … Continue reading

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Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and … Continue reading

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