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  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: April 3, 2019

Writing a will can seem like a daunting task. Not only does it force you to think about death, but it also makes you consider how you want to leave your assets to your loved ones. It is essentially your last statement to your family and friends. While you can (and should) update your will during your lifetime, it is…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: March 15, 2019

Shouldn’t passengers in your car be able to drink alcoholic beverages? Unfortunately, even though they are not directly operating your car, because of Ohio’s open container laws, passengers in vehicles cannot consume alcoholic beverages. Open container laws prohibit the transportation within your vehicle of any open containers of alcohol. There are only a couple of exceptions to this rule. If…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: February 9, 2019

Filing bankruptcy is not a decision to take lightly. It means your debt is insurmountable and will not go away in continuing circumstances. When you decide you need to stop the collection calls and certified letters, bankruptcy may become the answer. The laws in Ohio classify bankruptcy in different categories. Do you know which one is right for you? Chapter…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: January 21, 2019

Balancing a divorced home can be challenging, especially when children are involved. Different factors may affect the need or availability for financial support. Therefore, a modification to a child support plan may be necessary. Grounds For Modification The court does not support changes to child support orders lightly. The petitioning party must show a drastic change in a situation for…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: December 21, 2018

A jury acquitted a Marion, Ohio, man of drug charges following a three-day trial recently. The man, 33, was facing a number of drug charges, including a first-degree felony count of cocaine possession. He was indicted after officers discovered nearly 46 grams of cocaine, a firearm and other drugs as they searched a house where the man was living. It…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: December 13, 2018

If you are a fan of action movies or true crime shows, you have probably heard officers advise suspects of their right to remain silent. This advisement is part of the broader warning officers read to detained individuals before they question them. Once you assert your right to remain silent, officers should stop asking you questions. Whether you are innocent…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: October 25, 2018

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Last July, a 22-year old Ohio father forgot his six-month old daughter was in the car when he went to a local sporting event. The temperature outside that day was over 90 degrees. When he realized what had happened two hours later, it was too late. Last week, the father pleaded guilty to a felony…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: October 24, 2018

When your child was a minor, managing a parenting plan over the holidays was a bit simpler. Now that they’re an adult in college, with their own schedules and priorities over the winter break, it’s not as easy. Now there are three adults with opinions about how to spend this precious time. And if you’re newly divorced, it may be…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: October 12, 2018

There’s nothing petty about petty theft. Or any theft in Ohio, no matter what it’s called. The state has several classifications of theft when it comes to legal charges — with petty theft being the least serious and first-degree felony theft being the most serious. Whether you’re charged with the theft of a blank canvas and a box of paints…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: August 24, 2018

Many people in financial duress get behind on their mortgages. The question of whether or not you will be able to keep the home depends on where you fall on the timeline of mortgage delinquency and foreclosure. Delinquency Of Mortgage Payments If you are a number of payments behind, usually within 45-60 days, you are considered delinquent. At this point,…Read More

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