Time is a finite resource. You can’t make more, you can’t trade for more, and whether we work hard or lay on the couch, the cost in time is constant.
We seem to be aware of the value of time at a subconscious level. Ever feel yourself impatiently frowning at the slow-moving car in front of you even when you have nowhere to be? We are aware that those extra seconds in the car matter, and we could be spending them elsewhere.
So why all the talk about time? Because legal work often takes time. Unlike the car in the scenario above, most of us can’t see the cause for delay in our legal case, and that can be frustrating. While we could go through a laundry list of causes for this, it is perhaps just best to state that working through a legal issue requires patience.
So, what should you do if you are feeling impatient?
First, we would recommend that you become familiar with your attorney’s staff. Asking questions like “what step in the process is we on” can be answered by staff members. They can typically see when the paperwork has been filed in court when your attorney is researching or drafting documents and can see important hearing dates and deadlines if they have been set.
We understand that waiting for the final word on a life-changing legal event can be difficult. If you have questions you want answered, please call and schedule an appointment today
by Jeff J. Spangler
Numerous state and federal laws require Ohio employers to post specific employment related signs throughout the workplace. The required posters are designed to ensure that employees are aware of guidelines and laws that could affect them in the workplace. Certain posters are required of all Ohio employers; other posters are unique to certain industries.
The Ohio Fair Employment Practices Law poster is required to be posted by all employers in the workplace. This mandatory poster generally states that Ohio law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, military service, nationality, and other protected classes, and that the Ohio Civil Rights Commission is available to investigate any employee complaints.
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“A farm is more than land and crops. It is a family’s heritage and future.”
Dagger Law and Hocking Valley Title recently closed an agricultural easement from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. These cases are often long and complex, but are a tremendous benefit for local farmers and the community.
The purpose of an easement is to preserve farmland which has often been in the family for generations.
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by Jeff. J. Spangler
In recent years, the use and legality of marijuana accelerated to the forefront as one of the most talked about legal topics. In 2016, Ohio enacted a bill that partially legalizes medicinal marijuana use throughout the state. Recreational use of marijuana remains illegal. Numerous employment sector questions were specifically addressed in the Ohio law.
In 2016, Ohio House Bill 523 was signed into law, making it legal for doctors to prescribe marijuana for medical purposes. After two years, the law mandates a state-run system with dispensaries to buy the marijuana, and regulates producers. As the law currently stands, there can be as many as 60 dispensaries and 24 growers throughout the state. While medicinal marijuana is not yet widely available in Ohio, employers can expect growth in use and availability in the coming months.
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by Norman J. Ogilvie, Jr.
The termination of marriage, although a common occurrence, has the effect on society like throwing a pebble into a pond, creating ripples and disruption to its smooth surface.
A divorce affects not only the parties, but also the children, grandparents, cousins, neighbors, workplaces, teachers, banks, creditors, friends, and sometimes social services agencies.
It impacts the husband and wife by consuming their thoughts, affecting them both physically and emotionally. The stress caused to participants is only exceeded by the death of a child. It is important to share with your medical providers any symptoms such as lack of sleep or inability to focus. Seeking professional counseling and therapy is encouraged and looked upon by the Courts as an indication of common sense and good parenting skills.
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