Category Archives: Juvenile

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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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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It Seemed Like a Paternity

Q:        How is Paternity established? A:        A father-child relationship, for legal purposes, can be presumed or established. A man is presumed by law to be the father of a child if: 1) he was married to the mother at the … Continue reading

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Juveniles Are Not Guilty

Q:        Is it true that juveniles are not found guilty of crimes? A:        Our society treats juvenile and adult misconduct differently. Unlike adult courts, Juvenile Courts are more focused on the offender’s accountability and rehabilitation, rather than punishment. One way … Continue reading

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Hi. Resolution Definitions

Q:        How do collaborative law and mediation compare? A:        In collaborative, each party has an attorney who participates in the process. A successful collaborative must resolve all matters by agreement. The attorneys then prepare legal documents and represent the parties … Continue reading

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Of Humane Bondage

What is bond? In a criminal case, courts generally release a defendant from custody on bail while the case is pending. Bail is a financial incentive for the defendant to appear for all hearings, and varies based on the level … Continue reading

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Can’t Afford Not to Collaborate

Is Collaborative divorce expensive? Because collaborative can involve not only two attorneys but also a financial expert and a communications expert, it is easy to imagine dollar signs. In fact, however, collaborative can be less expensive than a litigated divorce … Continue reading

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