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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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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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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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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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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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Population Elation Documentation

Why is there a homestudy in an adoption? There are two purposes for the homestudy: to see whether the family is appropriate to adopt and to see if adoption is appropriate for the family. Determining whether the family is appropriate … Continue reading

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