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What Does it Mean to “Dissolve” a Marriage?

Ending a marriage is never easy. Beyond the mental and emotional stress, not to mention the uncertainty of what lies ahead, there is also the legal process to navigate. After all, marriage is a legally binding agreement. In order to …
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Improving Your Odds of Winning Custody

Divorce is always a difficult situation. For a parent, losing custody of your child can make things significantly worse. Concern over what will happen with their child is one of the most common reasons why people stay in failing or …
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I’ve Been Injured. What Do I Do?

As amazing and advanced as the human body is, it’s prone to damage.  If you have been injured by something outside of your control, you may be entitled to damages.  Determining your situation and what your rights are can be …
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Understanding the Differences Between Legal Separation and Divorce

Ending a marriage is never an easy decision to make. Sometimes, however, it is the best choice for both parties. Before the divorce process begins, couples typically undergo some form of separation. Though they remain legally married, they live apart. …
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What Happens if Car Insurance Doesn’t Cover My Injuries?

There’s a reason why the state of Ohio requires drivers to have auto insurance. Car accidents are expensive, especially if someone has been physically injured.  The person who is at fault needs to be held responsible. The cost of repairs, medical bills, property damage, and more can quickly …
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Do I Need an Attorney After an Accident?

Being injured by an accident is a scary event. Finding yourself without coverage for medical expenses can make the situation much worse. If you’ve been injured by the actions of someone else, you are legally owed compensation for medical costs, …
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Appealing a Court Decision: What You Need to Know

Sometimes, a court case doesn’t go the way you want it to. While you might assume that that’s it, and you simply have to accept the loss (along with potential charges), there may still be hope. You may be able …
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The Difference Between Standard of Proof and Burden of Proof

If someone has filed charges against you, whether it’s an individual or the state, they have to prove that you actually did what they’re accusing you of. This is referred to as burden of proof. As we mentioned in our …
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Understanding Burden of Proof

If you’re involved in a legal case, whether you’ve filed charges or charges have been filed against you, you’ll likely hear the term “burden of proof”. Essentially, burden of proof is the requirement for winning a case. For example, if …
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Appealing a Divorce Decree

Going through a divorce is often a long, emotional journey. You and your soon-to-be ex-spouse will have to come to terms on just about every part of your life. When everything has been settled, a divorce decree is signed and …
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