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Default Litigation Case Law Update For Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, And Michigan

Common litigation issues which a creditor may face are allegations of violations of RESPA and FDCPA as well as the Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy Court. Each of these imposes separate responsibilities and liabilities on the part of lenders, investors, services, …

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Trusts: Living and Testamentary

A trust is a legal document that creates a “fund” to manage assets. There are two basic types of trusts, living trusts and testamentary trusts; and there are dozens of variations of these two types of trusts. A trustee, either …

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504 Rates and News

In the last 3 months, we have seen a gradual decline (October 2017-December 2017). 504 Rates from October 2017 to December 2017 are displayed in the chart below: Many changes to the 504 Program with the recently published SOP 50 …

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Living Wills

Living Wills contain instructions regarding medical treatment in the event of terminal illness or permanent unconsciousness.  They must be signed in the presence of two witnesses OR a notary. The signer must be mentally competent. Under no circumstance may an …

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Default Litigation Case Law Update For OH, IN, KY, and MI

As we finish ringing in the New Year, Default Litigation remains a large part of the appellate dockets in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. The items I wrote about in November; Authenticating Business Records of a prior servicer, Capacity to …

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Declaration for Mental Health Treatment

While the Ohio Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (“DPOAHC”) covers both mental and physical health issues, the standard DPOAHC does not address mental health issues in significant detail. For those with a mental illness, a Declaration for Mental …

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New IRS Audit Rules for LLCs and Partnerships Take Effect for Tax Years Beginning After Dec. 31, 2017

The 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act repealed 35-year-old IRS audit procedures for LLCs and partnerships. In order to bring the new guidelines completely into effect, IRS audits of partnerships and LLCs will increase. It is important for LLCs and partnerships to …

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Dos, Don’ts, Tips, and Tricks in Employment Law

As originally published in the Goering Center for Family & Private Business supplement in the November 7th issue of the Cincinnati Business Courier. So, your small business is not so small anymore and you are looking to hire some employees …

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Ohio Case Law Updates

The last month has had a few decisions in Ohio which will have an effect on how creditors pursue foreclosures in Ohio. Issues involving standing, prerequisites to a foreclosure and affidavits continue to dominate the appellate court decisions. Please remember …

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Cincinnati Pride: Why Businesses Are Progressing on LGBT Issues

Diversity and inclusion is a hot topic in corporate America – and rightfully so. Businesses recognize that diversity and inclusion influences profit and loss and impacts recruiting and retaining talent, especially young professionals. America is a melting pot of different …

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