If you are currently going through a divorce, you know first-hand how extremely overwhelming the process can be. Not only are there a host of issues to negotiate, but there are often strong emotions involved when terminating a marriage. One of the most difficult tasks to tackle during the procedures is that of child custody. While every situation has unique circumstances, decisions must be made keeping the best interests of the children in mind. What does the judge look at when determining what type of custody is best for the child?
A drunk driving conviction bring severe penalties including fines, jail time and loss of license. A conviction for operating a vehicle impaired (OVI) can also impact you socially from your personal relationships to your employment status. Now, imagine experiencing these life-altering consequences only to have a court exonerate you months later.
The main purpose of estate planning is to ensure that one is able to leave as much of their personal wealth to their designated beneficiaries in Columbus. This is the reason why so many estate planning experts recommend that people structure their estates to avoid processes that and obligations that can eat away at an estate's assets. One element that can money away from an estate is estate taxes. Yet most likely assume that paying taxes on an estate is an inevitability. That may not be true in many cases.
The idea of having to go through probate in Ohio for a loved one's estate can be intimidating. This process often goes quickly, but sometimes, it can drag on. It really depends on the circumstances. However, what you may not understand is that there are some types of assets that do not ever have to go through probate. Knowing what these are could help you when making your own estate plan.
When a crime is committed, evidence is collected and processed in order to give officials facts regarding the case. Different types of forensic tests are conducted, and the information received from those tests may influence a judge and/or jury as to whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. The problem lies in the fact that not all forensic tests deliver accurate and reliable results. Some tests, that are used to provide evidence for criminal cases in court, have yet to be established as scientifically valid. Shoeprint analysis and bite mark comparisons are just a few tests that have not been scientifically validated.