Helpful Articles

  • How to Own Your Real Estate

    Real estate encompasses not only one’s primary residence but also other real estate such as a vacation home or a rental property. The ideal form of ownership varies depending on the type of real estate you own. Below, we take a look at the different types of real estate and offer advice about the best form of ownership for each. Read more at:  https://laurenjacksonlaw.com/how-to-own-your-real-estate/ ...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 11/17/2020
  • Understanding the Details of Paragard IUD Lawsuits

    You may find Paragard IUD to be an empowering contraceptive. A medical provider inserts this tiny T-shaped device into your uterus, and the IUD offers you years upon years of effective birth control. Complaints by Users of the Paragard IUD The Paragard IUD is a non-hormonal, lasting birth control device. Paragard and other implants have now become the third most extensively used form of reversible contraceptive. However, females have testified serious complications both upon implantation as well...

     

    Posted by Admin 11/12/2020
  • Thirteen Estate Planning Terms You Need to Know

    If you own something, you have an estate. As part of #estateplanning awareness week, we've made a list of the top terms that everyone should know and why they are so important! Take some time today to have a look—you'll be glad you did! https://laurenjacksonlaw.com/thirteen-estate-planning-terms-you-need-to-know/ ...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 10/07/2020
  • Professional Legal Advice in Dubai that Provides Peace of Mind

    Dubai continues to attract investors and businesses from around the world, thanks to its natural resources, beautiful location, and enterprise-friendly climate. With this ongoing inward interest comes a consequent rise in demand for legal services; a demand which has outstripped supply in recent years. For this reason, many potential new investors in the country have been put off by difficulties in finding suitable legal services, and lawyers have been starved of business. Sadly, this has seen w...

     

    Posted by Admin 10/06/2020
  • What is the Medicaid look-back period?

    A popular question that I answer a lot for my estate planning clients is what is the Medicaid look-back period for assets?  When clients realize they might be eligible for Medicaid, they start their estate planning with that in mind.  However, the timing of everything for Medicaid planning is of the utmost importance.  Most people do know of the two federal programs, Medicare and Medicaid.  A quick refresher: Medicare is a federal health insurance program for peop...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 09/09/2020
  • Drowsy driving is dangerous to all on the roads

    Most people know about the dangers of driving drunk, or of texting behind the wheel, but many are not aware just how dangerous it is to drive when you’re drowsy. If you don’t get at least five hours of sleep before driving, statistics show that you’ll drive about the same as someone who is alcohol impaired. Not only is that dangerous for you, it’s a hazard to other drivers on the road. Your risk of an accident goes up significantly when you’re drowsy, which is why it’s so...

     

    Posted by Brian Chacker 08/15/2020
  • Joslyn Law Firm - Columbus Sex Crime Lawyer: Sexual Imposition Ohio Definitions, Penalties, and Defenses

    Sexual Imposition Ohio Definitions, Penalties, and Defenses   The crime of sexual imposition is governed by ORC § 2907.06, which provides, in pertinent part: (A) No person shall have sexual contact with another, not the spouse of the offender; cause another, not the spouse of the offender, to have sexual contact with the offender; or cause two or more other persons to have sexual contact when any of the following applies: (1) The offender knows that the ...

     

    Posted by Brian Joslyn 07/23/2020
  • Joslyn Law Firm, Gun and Weapon Crime Attorney - Open Carry in a Car: Ohio Gun Laws

    Open Carry in a Car: Ohio Gun Laws In Ohio, it is illegal to knowingly carry a loaded firearm in a car that is accessible to the driver or any passenger. To comply with Ohio gun laws, a person must either have a Concealed Handgun License (CHL), carry the gun unloaded in a form permitted by Ohio law, or meet an exception to the general rule. Additionally, failing to tell a police officer you’re carrying a gun when stopped can result in criminal charges. Openly carrying a g...

     

    Posted by Brian Joslyn 07/23/2020
  • Joslyn Law Firm, Domestic Violence Attorney - First-Time Domestic Violence Charge in Ohio: What to Expect

    First-Time Domestic Violence Charge in Ohio: What to Expect Domestic violence occurs when a person causes or attempts to cause injury to a family or household member. In Ohio, a family or household member includes a spouse, former spouse, child, or another relative that lives with the alleged offender. First-time domestic violence charges are usually a misdemeanor but can be a felony in some circumstances. Domestic violence charges arise from many different situations,...

     

    Posted by Brian Joslyn 07/23/2020
  • Joslyn Law Firm: Columbus DUI / OVI Lawyer - Substantive Breakdown of ORC § 4511.194 (Having Physical Control of Vehicle While Under the Influence)

       Substantive Breakdown of ORC § 4511.194 (Having Physical Control of Vehicle While Under the Influence) 1.       Analysis of OVI/DUI Definition of “Physical Control” of a Vehicle Having “physical control” of a vehicle does not only connote driving. Within the meaning of ORC § 4511.194, physical control means having dominion and control over the vehicle by sitting in the driver’s seat, with the key in the ignition, and hav...

     

    Posted by Brian Joslyn 07/23/2020
  • Joslyn Law Firm - Criminal Defense and Drug Crime Attorney, Illegal Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia In Ohio

    Illegal Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia In Ohio Definitions, Penalties, and Defenses   The Crime of Illegal Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Ohio is governed by ORC § 2925.14, which provides, in pertinent part:   (A) As used in this section, "drug paraphernalia" means any equipment, product, or material of any kind that is used by the offender, intended by the offender for use, or designed for use, in propagating, cultivating...

     

    Posted by Brian Joslyn 07/23/2020
  • Joslyn Law Firm: Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney - How Do I handle My DUI/OVI Charge?

    How Do I handle My DUI/OVI Charge?  Q. I was recently diagnosed with a medical condition that surfaces intermittently. I suddenly black out and regain consciousness within a few seconds, I’m told. My doctor prescribed a medication that causes drowsiness. One day, I was driving on the highway, and my car swerved, due to my temporary loss of control. I had taken my medication about one-half hour before the incident. Law enforcement pulled me over, and the officer insisted that ...

     

    Posted by Brian Joslyn 07/22/2020
  • Term life insurance or Whole life insurance, which one is best?

    One question that I continually hear from clients, friends, and family is what type of life insurance should I get?  First off, let’s acknowledge that I am not an insurance salesperson and I do not and have never sold insurance.  The following information is based upon my own experience with life insurance and the decisions I have made for myself and my family.   Term life insurance is a life insurance policy for a set amount of time (term), 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, etc....

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 06/28/2020
  • How should you list beneficiaries on your financial accounts?

    When I’m talking with my clients about how often to review their estate planning documents, I always recommend they review all financial accounts; how they are titled and who are the listed beneficiaries.  A good habit to get into is to do an annual review. I personally like to do mine at the beginning of each year, but it really does not matter at what point in the year you do it.    The most overlooked financial consideration can be keeping current with the named beneficiar...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 06/17/2020
  • What is the Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment in California?

    Guidance provided by Melmed Law Group P.C - Sexual Harassment Lawyers in California What is the Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment in California? Sexual Harassment in California involves inappropriate or unwanted verbal or physical behavior with a sexual intent.  California defines which motives are illegal but does not have a list of which actions are illegal. There is no clear line which constitutes an action as harassment.  In the workplace, there are two types ...

     

    Posted by Jonathan Melmed 04/28/2020
  • Top 10 Things to Consider Before Representing Yourself in Divorce Court

    Can you afford NOT to hire an attorney? 10. Consider Your Future The outcome of a divorce is a court order that does more than just end a marriage. The judgment and decree of divorce will also determine who owns your house, who owns your bank account, who gets your retirement when you turn 65, who gets your car, your personal property, and most importantly, who has custody of your kids, and how often you get to see them. Some of the court’s decisions will be permanent. Some things c...

     

    Posted by Jennifer Thompson 04/16/2020
  • Can you cancel a real estate contract once signed?

    Life is good and you believe you have found your forever home.  However, what happens if you signed a contract to purchase that home and you changed your mind?  Is there a way to cancel a real estate contract without being penalized?  Read more at: https://laurenjacksonlaw.com/can-you-cancel-a-real-estate-contract-once-signed/ ...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 04/15/2020
  • Articles & Publications

    Articles & Publications Method and system for collecting, and globally communicating and evaluating, digital still and video images of sports and event spectators, including augmented reality images from entertainment and gathering venues US Patent & Trademark Office August 6, 2019 Method and system for monitoring, controlling and optimizing flow of products delivered to customers via containers that flow in a distribution network US Patent & Trademark Office September 25...

     

    Posted by Bill Hulsey Lawyer 04/06/2020
  • To Halve or to Hold? Joint vs Separate Trust Planning for Married Couples

    Revocable living trusts are the most popular estate planning tool for married couples in my law practice.  They can be extremely useful for incapacity planning, probate avoidance, asset protection, and privacy.  Depending on the married couple’s goals and circumstances, when it comes to revocable trusts an estate plan can include either a joint revocable trust or separate trusts for each spouse.  Both options offer advantages and disadvantages.  Below are a few client scen...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 03/20/2020
  • Regular Visits to Your Loved One in a Nursing Home Can Identify Problems Early On

    Family involvement is a crucial component of the personal and medical care of a loved one in a nursing facility. Regular visits to a loved one in a nursing home can ensure that you identify serious issues quickly, before they create catastrophic results. Some of the most common problems occurring in nursing homes in America today include: A Failure to Take Care Planning Seriously The nursing staff cannot develop your loved one’s care plan withou...

     

    Posted by Jonathan Rosenfeld 03/06/2020