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August 2018 Archives

How do you qualify an expert witness?

When facing criminal charges in Columbus, it is easy to feel as though the deck is stacked against you. Prosecuting attorneys often have a wealth of resources at their disposal, including professionals who are qualified as experts in fields related to your case. Such expert testimony can often be very convincing, as well as difficult to counter with only a lay person's knowledgeable of the subject matter. Fortunately, the law does provide a method through which you can present expert testimony on your own behalf. 

Teen arrested following Mount Auburn shooting

The immediate expectation amongst many in Columbus when news breaks about a violent crime may be that the criminal justice system throws the proverbial book at whoever is accused of it. However, it may be important to remember that those accused of criminal activity (even violent criminal activity) are entitled to fair treatment. Such treatment may include the assistance needed to address the influences or circumstances that put them in the position of being associated with such activity in the first place. 

What you might not know about estate planning

No one enjoys thinking about a time when they are no longer around to provide for their family. Estate planning forces people to think about this, as well as make tough decisions about their lives. Estate planning is a complex process with many steps and components. It can be hard to figure out all aspects of an estate plan and there are a few parts that people may not be aware of at all.

Creating a will in Ohio

People in Columbus are told all the time that they need to start thinking about their estate planning. The most basic step in beginning this process is writing a will. Many have likely heard stories about people drawing up wills on napkins or paper plates and leaving everything they own to a random waitress or bartender. While such parties may certainly submit these types of documents as the last will and testament of a decedent, the likelihood of them being authenticated may be slim. That is because the state of Ohio has already determined the process of how one should make and file a will

How to a tell if a loved one is incapable of providing self-care

It’s a sad fact of life that the natural aging process can diminish a person’s capabilities. If you notice this happening to a loved one, it may be time to consider the next steps into home health care or even assisted living. Caring.com urges you to look for the following signs if you’re concerned an elderly relative can no longer accomplish every day chores and tasks.

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