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Bankruptcy a Fresh Start

Foreclosures, excessive debts and nagging collection phone calls are a person’s worst nightmares come true. The stress of mounting debt and a lack of financial stability places stress on the family budget, and makes it appear that is now way out. Is there a way out? Filing bankruptcy in many cases offers the perfect solution for your financial problems. A chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy can offer an individual the person a solution to stop the creditor phone calls, save your family home and gain control of your debt. Rob Dintaman at Fanger & Associates has the experience necessary to help you navigate the bankruptcy landscape and help you gain control of financial outlook.

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Basics of Grandparent Visitation in Ohio

Grandparents often play a vital role in the upbringing and care of their grandchildren. However, sometimes parents try to deny grandparents access to their grandchildren for a variety of reasons. When this happens, it is important to know your rights under Ohio law and what you can do to enforce those rights.

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Bankruptcy Is It Right For You?

Are your bills piling up? Are debt collectors relentlessly calling you casing added stress in your life? Bankruptcy protection could be solution to relief of the added stress of debt collectors and mounting, particularly around this time of year. Bankruptcy is a federal court process that can help consumers eliminate overwhelming debts or establish a plan to repay them. Depending on your income and circumstances and assets bankruptcy laws may give you a way to erase many financial obligations and start afresh move forward with your life.

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Foreclosure Defense

Foreclosure complaints allege that a borrower executed a note that a plaintiff now owns or has the right to enforce, that the note is secured by a mortgage on the subject property, and that the borrowers have defaulted on the loan. If successful, a plaintiff can obtain a judgment of foreclosure on the subject property that will allow the property to be sold to pay on the amount owed on the note.

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Adoption

An adoption is the legal process of taking another person’s child into your own family, treating the child as your own, and giving the child all the rights and duties of your own child.

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Employee Rights

Losing a job, is bad enough. Losing a job because your employer violated your rights is terrible.
Whether a result of age, race or gender discrimination, violation of your right to take Family and Medical Leave, or violation of your rights to appropriate pay and overtime compensation, you are not alone.

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Personal Injury - What To Do?

Have you ever suffered an injury from a traumatic incident, such as a car accident, dog bite, bicycle accident, injured as a pedestrian, slip-and-fall, etc.?

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Working Effectively With a Guardian ad Litem

When involved in cases utilizing a Guardian ad Litem (or “GAL”), it is very important as a parent to work with this individual as effectively as possible to help ensure that the child’s needs are being met and their rights are fully protected throughout the ordeal. A positive relationship with the GAL can only help improve your case and keep it moving forward.

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Do You Know Who Will Make Your Health Care Decisions If You Cannot?

Ohio law recognizes two types of advance directives you can use to express your health care wishes if you are involved in an accident, fall into a coma, or are otherwise unable to make your own decisions. These are the Health Care Power of Attorney and the Living Will. This article explains the differences between the two documents and why they are important for all of us to have, especially if you are in a committed unmarried relationship or have religious concerns about medical procedures. The information in this article can help guide you through this process and assist you in your knowledge of many of the options available to you regarding your personal health care decisions.

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The Most Important Gift

The holiday season is upon us and that means time with friends and family, holiday traditions, and braving the stores for all of your holiday gifting. But have you thought about the most important gift, the one that includes the culmination of a lifetime of hard work? An up-to-date Last Will and Testament or Living Trust should be on your list this holiday season. If you do not have one, it will be the court, not you, who determines how and to whom your assets are passed.

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What is the Recent U.S. Patent Reform Law and What Does it Mean to You and Your Business?

For the past 220 years the United States has operated under the "first-to-invent" system, which implies that the first person to invent something receives the patent protection for that invention. The United States has been the only country to utilize this system with relation to patents.

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Three Keys To Dealing With Litigation

As a small business attorney, I often have clients who face litigation for the first time. Sometimes they choose to go to court and sometimes it is an unpleasant surprise. Either way, it is often a frustrating and tense time for a business owner unfamiliar with the process. Armed with a little information, however, a lot of stress can be eliminated.

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Yard Sign Season

It’s that time of year again when the leaves turn and the yards start sprouting those uniquely fall yard-sign flowers. Every year at this time I get calls from clients and colleagues and even an occasionally enlightened zoning inspector inquiring about the rules and regulations for yard signs.

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Now Your Business Can Afford Its Own Corporate Counsel

“I know it would be a good idea to get a lawyer’s opinion on this issue before proceeding, but I don’t have the time or money to do that.”

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What Are You Afraid Of?

The news is grim. But before you sell that stock portfolio and start hoarding gold coins and canned meat, take a few minutes to think about your true economic condition.

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Orderly Business Shut-down Protects You and Your Family

Entrepreneurs aren’t the quitting type; otherwise they wouldn’t have made it through day one. But sometimes, bad luck and circumstance conspire against us. Despite their best efforts and wishes, sometimes a business owner is faced with the decision whether or not to close the doors.

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Is Your Business Model Broken?

Unless you started your business in the past 45 days, chances are you based your business model on an economic system that no longer exists. Cheap credit? No way! Easy access to credit? Not likely. Growth markets? Few and far between.

The research, experience and assumptions you used to make decisions about your business are all out of date in the current economic crisis.

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Ethics: It’s Not Just for Elected Officials

If you’re like most people, you’ve watched the unraveling stories of corruption by government officials with strong emotions, from stunned indignation to cynical despondency. When our elected representatives engage in extortion or accept bribes and favors in exchange for allocating public resources, we all have a right to feel cheated.

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Are You Ready for the New 990?

The 2008 tax year is the first year that all nonprofits will be required to file IRS Form 990. Are you ready?

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