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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Q: What do I do if I lost my insurance card and I got a new card coming in but it says todays date
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 2, 2024

That might be the issue date, or effective date. As a general matter, insurance ID cards generally carry two dates. Check the other date, which is the expiration date. That should enable you to verify that the date ranges on the card show that you are currently covered. This is a general... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: My employers drug policy states "thc is prohibited (except as provided for under applicable law.) What does that mean?
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 31, 2024

The phrase has no technical legal meaning. You need to ask your employer what it means by that statement.

It could mean that unless you are working in a state that has passed a law that restricts employers from taking adverse action against employees who test positive for THC, your...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Just rear ended a car, minor damage. She has my name/plate. Doesn’t know I’m insured. What should I do?

I can’t afford for my insurance to go up. She’s offering to not go through insurance. But I can’t afford this bogus quote she sent me ($2400? I barely bumped her). We both left the scene. What are my rights?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 30, 2024

This is something an Ohio attorney could advise best on, but your question remains open for a week. No one could comment on the PD damage figure without seeing what a collision shop estimates it at. You could consider discussing with a local attorney. Consider this scenario. In six months she comes... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Q: Just rear ended a car, minor damage. She has my name/plate. Doesn’t know I’m insured. What should I do?

I can’t afford for my insurance to go up. She’s offering to not go through insurance. But I can’t afford this bogus quote she sent me ($2400? I barely bumped her). We both left the scene. What are my rights?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 30, 2024

Addendum - I'm not saying that the given scenario would happen to stir fear. It might happen, it might not. It's just something to discuss with a local attorney in making a well-informed decision. I hope you are both okay. Good luck

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Business Law for Ohio on
Q: I have a customer that I renovated a bathroom for. They were unhappy with everything from the start. Nothing wrong with

I have a customer that I renovated a bathroom for. They were unhappy with everything from the start. Nothing wrong with the work. But they're extremely picky. They are now asking for proof of insurance, which I do have. Do I have to provide it after contract was already signed? Also I had them... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 29, 2024

It could be worth checking with a local attorney what the law is on providing insurance. No one could judge your position or their position without seeing the contract and your work. But in some settings, the claimant will have to place the matter into suit to obtain the insurance info. And if... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on
Q: Dogs barking all hours of night. Im in a township outiside of Troy Ohio. Does this violate an Ohio noise ordinance?

They keep 10 or more dogs on the property but they don't live there. They have no control of them most of the time. Sometimes most of them are in pens. They are barking more then they are not.

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answered on May 27, 2024

If you are experiencing constant barking from dogs in a township outside of Troy, Ohio, this may indeed violate local noise ordinances. Many townships and municipalities have specific regulations regarding noise disturbances, including excessive barking from dogs. These regulations are in place to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: What is the regulation on reiki in Ohio?
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answered on May 27, 2024

In Ohio, there are no specific state regulations that directly govern the practice of Reiki. This means that practitioners are not required to hold a specific license or certification to offer Reiki services. However, Reiki practitioners must still adhere to general business regulations, including... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking for Ohio on
Q: I live in Ohio and need to know if a travel trailer can be repossessed off of someone’s property if it’s in their

Backyard hooked up to a propane gas tank? Can they just enter their backyard and unhook everything and try to physically take it? There’s a handicapped deck built on it. Just curious if the bank when trying to repossess the trailer can bring the police and force themselves on the property to... View More

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answered on May 24, 2024

If a travel trailer is on your property in Ohio and hooked up to utilities, repossession can be complex. Generally, a lender has the right to repossess a trailer if you default on the loan, but they must follow legal procedures. They cannot trespass onto your property without proper authorization.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Do I still have a chance?

What can I do after permanent custody was granted to CPS from the lies that can be proven with transcripts from court, having a split decision at the 11th district Court of appeals and my attorney was 48 minutes late filing the appeal to the Supreme Court due to documented computer glitch, stating... View More

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answered on May 24, 2024

You still have options to pursue, even after permanent custody was granted to CPS. Given the documented issues with your attorney's late filing due to a computer glitch and the alleged lies that can be proven with court transcripts, you may be able to seek legal recourse. One potential step is... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Ohio on
Q: My boyfriend and I want to get married today at the county courthouse.

He is here by having a nonimmigrant visa - temporary stay. Will he only need to present his passport when we go to the courthouse?

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answered on May 24, 2024

When you and your boyfriend go to the county courthouse to get married, he will typically need to present his passport as a form of identification. In addition to his passport, he may also need to provide his visa to verify his nonimmigrant status. It’s a good idea to call the courthouse in... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Ohio on
Q: My boyfriend and I want to get married today at the county courthouse.

He is here by having a nonimmigrant visa - temporary stay. Will he only need to present his passport when we go to the courthouse?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 24, 2024

It depends on the county policy for what identification is required. Some counties require unexpired passports while others will accept expired passports. However, if you’re a US Citizen you can immediately sponsor your spouse for a green card right after marriage. Some of us immigration lawyers... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Ohio on
Q: My little sister born in Iowa and has her entire family in Iowa except a sister who lives in West Virginia.

My little sister moved to Ohio and got married and has been separated from her husband for over 5 years and now her husband is incarserated and has been for 8 years They have a son that is 16 She just recently was in a car wreck that took her life ..and now for next of kin with him in prison should... View More

Aaron Epling
Aaron Epling
answered on May 20, 2024

Those who paid for her funeral may get reimbursed if they submit a claim before the deadline. But, I'm not aware of an exception to inheritance for incarcerated persons. As such, he will likely be entitled to his share of her estate. The husband should name somebody as power of attorney to act... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Trademark, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: I am interested in developing a bundle recovery product that includes wellness products.

Sales would occur in-person and online. I have no intention of modifying the packaging for the products I purchase/resell. I would like to include products such as a hydration packet (ideally Liquid IV) a protein bar, vitamins, face wash, and pain medication.

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answered on May 19, 2024

To develop a bundle recovery product that includes wellness products for sale in California, both in-person and online, there are several legal considerations to keep in mind:

1. Resale of products: If you are purchasing products from other brands and reselling them, ensure that you are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for Ohio on
Q: I am a hobby manufacturer and I wanted to make replicas of a full size car. I did not find them in the search.

How can I be certain that there is no licensing on the car so that I can make it without repercussions from the full size manufacturers?

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answered on May 19, 2024

When it comes to making replicas of full-size cars, it's important to be aware of potential licensing and intellectual property issues. Car manufacturers often hold design patents, trademarks, and copyrights on their vehicles' unique features, which can make it challenging to create... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Ohio on
Q: Can police or marshalls raid all known associates of someone they are looking for in early morning hours without showing

A warrant at anytime to the residents they raided?

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answered on May 19, 2024

Police or marshals cannot legally raid all known associates of a person they are looking for without showing a warrant. The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects against unreasonable searches and seizures, requiring law enforcement to have a warrant issued by a judge based on probable... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Ohio on
Q: Im confused as to what documents and as to who gets what when filing an appeal packet in Ohio 5th District court?

I am not sure where and who gets what papers to file an appeal. Does the trial court get my evidence information when I file?

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answered on May 14, 2024

There are many rules about how to file an appeal and how to transfer the docket and the trial information to the appellate clerk. Please do not try to do this yourself. It is very easy to mess up, and then your appeal would be dismissed. Get local counsel to assist you in the appeal, even if... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: Is there any other way to be legally divorced other than a dissolution or divorce?

I have been separated for 18 months. My spouse and I have absolutely nothing together. She refuses a dissolution even though she is asking for nothing and neither am I. She says I'm going to have to spend the money on an attorney out of spite just to get her to appear. What other options do I... View More

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on May 14, 2024

Check if your local domestic relations court has a legal clinic with volunteer lawyers who help with the divorce paperwork. Or check local law schools for any legal clinics they have. The forms for divorce are typically available on your local court's web site, although it is recommended... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: Is there any other way to be legally divorced other than a dissolution or divorce?

I have been separated for 18 months. My spouse and I have absolutely nothing together. She refuses a dissolution even though she is asking for nothing and neither am I. She says I'm going to have to spend the money on an attorney out of spite just to get her to appear. What other options do I... View More

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answered on May 14, 2024

If you truly don't have assets to split, you might consider filing the divorce yourself without an attorney. Many courts have their own forms to assist in low-asset divorces. The most you would pay in that case would be the filing fee.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: Can hcjfs (cps) tell my wife and kids to not have any contact with me the father, or is that parental alienation?

My wife over the past 10 years has filed 4 dv cpo's. She does it to kick me out of the house, and has recently admitted in court to purjuring them...on the record under oath. Hcjfs(cps) has convinced her there is to be no contact with kids and i or her and i. Is this parental alienation and... View More

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answered on May 6, 2024

You need to get, if you haven't already, an enforceable custody/parenting time order. If you have one of those, then you can enforce it unless it is superseded by another order regardless of what CPS says. If you DON'T have an order, then she can do whatever she wants.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Legal Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: Can a custody lawyer sign his clients name on legal court documents?

Can a lawyer sign a sworn affidavit for a client?

I got emergency custody paperwork from the court and they sent two sets of papers. Well I got to looking at my ex’s signature on the paperwork and there is two signatures one is 100% not hers. It looks like her lawyer tried to copy her... View More

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answered on May 2, 2024

Answer to your immediate question: No.

Answer to your unasked question; do not make this a thing. She is going to say that is her signature and there is not going to be anything you can do about it because notarization is there to protect the signor. Respond to the emergency custody...
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