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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: If a property has been under contract for over two months can another party make an offer on the same property

Condominium went under contract Dec. 29 2014. It has not closed to this date March 11 2015. Can another party make an offer?

Greg D. Porter
Greg D. Porter answered on Mar 20, 2015

Anyone can always make an offer, and the seller could even accept their offer while yours is pending. However, if all the conditions of the contract have been fulfilled, or in a house/condo sale, are in the process of being fulfilled, then the seller would likely be liable to you for money damages... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Im a convicted felon from 2000, since then I havent been in any trouble, is there a way i can get it of my record
Greg D. Porter
Greg D. Porter answered on May 29, 2013

Yes. Ohio has a very broad expungement statute. Depending upon the dates you finished your sentence and the degree of crime it is, you may be eligible to have the crime expunged.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Ohio on
Q: A tow truck company came in towed my truck from my driveway without my permission
Greg D. Porter
Greg D. Porter answered on May 29, 2013

It was probably repossessed then. Call the tow truck company and find out why they towed it. If you owed money to someone for the truck, and you fell behind on payments, then they have the right to come and take the truck back. If you are current on all your payments, then find an attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Ohio on
Q: I own a company in ohio, a customer slandered my company on Craigslist, can I void his warranty?
Greg D. Porter
Greg D. Porter answered on May 29, 2013

Probably not, without be liable to him for a breach of the warranty. Your proper recourse would be to hire an attorney to sue him for slander. The warranty and the slander probably have no connection whatsoever.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Q: How can I get the back child support that is owed to me?

I live in Ohio and my ex is behind over $8,000.00 and I need to know how to get that money.

Greg D. Porter
Greg D. Porter answered on May 29, 2013

Call your county Child Support Enforcement agency. Or, hire an attorney to file a contempt action. However, if he simply does not have the money, there isn't really much you can do to recover it.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Q: Pay support for 18 yr daughter recently was released from school for absences and will not graduate. Does support stop?
Greg D. Porter
Greg D. Porter answered on May 29, 2013

Child support in Ohio usually stops when a child reaches the age of 18 and ceases being a full-time student, or reaches the age of 19, regardless of their school status. However, if your child support obligation is the result of a divorce or shared parenting plan, then whatever is written in the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Q: How do you file for child visitation rights?
Greg D. Porter
Greg D. Porter answered on May 29, 2013

If you have "standing" to file for Child Visitation rights, usually meaning that you have some sort of familial relationship with the child, you simply need to go down to your county Juvenile Court and file what is called a "Complaint for Parenting Time/Visitation."

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Q: Alimony

I divorced in 2011 in Ohio. My former spouse was awarded alimony based on my earning potentional. We had no young children living at home at time of divorce. She has always worked outside of the home. I now reside in Texas working at a job where I make a lot less than I did when we divorced.... Read more »

Greg D. Porter
Greg D. Porter answered on Dec 28, 2012

To modify a spousal support (Ohio calls alimony spousal support) award in a divorce decree, there are a minimum of two threshold requirements: 1) the decree or separation agreement must specifically have made mention that the court would have continuing jurisdiction over the spousal support or the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Q: I need to get a divorce form a person that I havent lived with in 8 years, what do I need to do to get this done?

I am planning to get married next year so I need to get divorced so I can remarry

Greg D. Porter
Greg D. Porter answered on Dec 28, 2012

If you have lived in Ohio for the past 6 months, and are currently residing in Ohio now, then you simply need to go down to your County's Common Pleas courthouse and file a Complaint for Divorce. One ground for divorce in Ohio is "living separate and apart" for a year; so, you have grounds for a... Read more »

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