May 2

In The News: Mich. man pleads no contest in Interstate 71 Greyhound bus ‘threats’ case

A Michigan man accused of mixing chemicals while making “threats against America” on a Greyhound bus was sentenced Friday by Medina Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler.

Michael Walker, 58, of Traverse City, Mich., pleaded no contest Friday to disrupting public services, a fourth-degree felony. Prosecutors agreed to drop two additional charges: attempted arson and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.…

April 2

Property Division and Ohio Law

In the US, there are essentially two methods for distributing the marital property of a couple that is dissolving a marriage—community property and equitable distribution. There are only a handful of community property states, most notably California, where the marital property is divided on a 50-50 basis. Ohio is in the majority of states that use equitable distribution, where property may or may not be divided equally.…

March 2

Ohio Custody Changes

When you separated or divorced, the custody of your children was either agreed upon by you and your spouse or it was determined by the court. The schedules, visitation time, child support, insurance, tax implications, and transportation and other relevant issues are in your parenting plan. Circumstances change, however, and whatever arrangement was worked out may need adjusting, or at least in you or your spouse’s mind.…

February 2

Ohio Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements, also referred to as antenuptial agreements, can be a valid instrument for clearly defining and limiting the rights of married couples regarding marital property and the payment of spousal maintenance. It is often entered into when one party has substantially more assets than the other and wishes to retain most of it should the parties separate o their marriage dissolves.…