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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Public Benefits for Ohio on

Q: Do I have to give a 30 day notice to a group home & pay rent if it's not in the rental contract?

I am the Guardian of my brother. My brother suffers from mental illness & has been residing at a group home since June 2017. I have evidence that the owners of the group home has stolen money from my brother. His rent is $1100.00/month. The rental contract does not call for a 30-day-notice upon... Read more »

Matthew Williams answered on Mar 30, 2018

Put the money is escrow and prepare for a fight, if you don't want to pay it. The law will generally imply a month-to-month lease if the specifics are not spelled out in the agreement and go from there. That means 30 days notice will usually be included essentially as customary.

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Q: If you lose an appeal with ODJFS, can you file suit in Common Pleas Court?

Is there a form you can fill out?

Matthew Williams answered on Oct 30, 2017

https://jfs.ohio.gov/unemp_comp_faq/faq_appeal.stm

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on

Q: Legally responsible?

A school friend is staying with me (otherwise be homeless) and they are paying $50-$80 a week. They have applied for financial assistance and help finding a job. Now they want me to sign a paper stating how much rent is and how much electric and gas come out of what is being paid. I did this to be... Read more »

Matthew Williams answered on Mar 9, 2017

Come after you for what? It sounds to me like a form meant to determine this individuals financial need.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Public Benefits for Ohio on

Q: Is just possession an EBT card a f5?traffic ended in searched then card found? No attemp of transactions in any way

Someone is a passenger n a car. At stopped for stopping beyond white line at stop sign. The passenger has 2 food stamp cards in his bag from cleaning out reposed cars. But also had possession of drug instruments. Charges with illeagle use of food stamps x2... Is this correct charges?

Matthew Williams answered on Feb 1, 2017

Having someone else's cards is usually an F-5, yes. See http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2913.46

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Ohio on

Q: If you have a civil suit filed against you for a bill you owe and you are on social security can they touch your money?

My check goes in the bank every month.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 4, 2016

Once it hits the bank they can touch that once they get a judgment. You don't want the civil suit to go to judgment. If you have insurance and they gave you a lawyer I wouldn't worry--it'll be a while before anything threatening will happen and you'll have lots of notice.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Public Benefits for Ohio on

Q: I currently have a warrant for contempt on non support but i have recently filed for ssi is it possible for the courts t

To dismiss my warrant since i am attempting to get ssi

Matthew Williams answered on Apr 25, 2016

They aren't just going to dismiss the warrant. You will need to address it directly. The fact that you cannot pay the ordered support may help you, but the longer you stay out with a warrant, the less the judge will be inclined to leniency.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Public Benefits for Ohio on

Q: I'm 17 my boyfriend is 20 his family is in Mississippi he live with me in Ohio we are planning a trip to Mississippi

For the weekend but my parents won't let me go can I legally leave and not get in trouble my dad said he could charge my boyfriend with GSI gross sexual impositioning is this true too

Matthew Williams answered on Mar 18, 2016

You cannot go to Mississippi without your parents' consent. Unless your boyfriend molested your father, he cannot charge him with GSI. Read the statute: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2907.05

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Ohio on

Q: Im 16 years old and have a 6 month old is it possible to move out?

Matthew Williams answered on Jul 29, 2015

Only with your parent's permission.

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Q: I have a complaint against ohio public employees retirement systems

I want to bring a lawsuit against the ohio public employees retirement system.I cannot find a lawyer to take the case what do I do

Matthew Williams answered on Dec 29, 2014

Honestly, if you cannot find an attorney who wants the case, it's because the case is a loser. Contact any union or civil service association you belong(ed) to and see if they keep a lawyer on staff, many do.

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Q: I GET SSI AND THERE HOLDING MY GIRLFRIENDS INCOME TOWARDS MY INCOME WE ARE GIRLFRIEND AND BOYFRIEND.THAT'S ALL

WHAT CAN I DO TO GET MY MONEY FROM SSI. THANK YOU.

Jake Causing Santos answered on Jun 3, 2012

Based on your question, I think you are trying to say that your girlfriend's income is being counted by Social Security to reduce your SSI benefit in some way.

There are certain situations when SSI benefits are reduced. For example, if your girlfriend is paying for part or all of your food...
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