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August 2016 Archives

What To Tell The Children When Getting A Divorce

Deciding to get a divorce is oftentimes a difficult decision. Once that decision is made you have to broach the topic of what, when, and how to tell the children. It is important to remember that your children are smart and intuitive. They likely either know or sense that something is happening. For that reason, it is important to be prepared to talk to them and to answer their questions.

Juvenile Sex Offender Registration In Ohio

Under Ohio law, juveniles convicted of sex crimes are potentially subject to sexual registration requirements. There are three levels of registration for juveniles, which vary slightly from those of adult sex offenders. Tier I, the least severe level of registration, requires the juvenile to register one per year for 10 years. Tier II requires registration every 180 days for twenty years. Lastly, Tier III requires registration every 90 days for the remainder of the juvenile's life and may entail a community notification requirement depending on the circumstances.

Ohio Supreme Court Declares Portion Of The Sexual Battery Statute Unconstitutional

The Ohio Supreme Court recently held that a portion of Ohio's sexual battery statute was unconstitutional as it applies to police officers. Although the statute imposes criminal liability for a number of classes of individuals with authoritarian relationships over others, the Court found that including police officers in that statute was a violation of an officer's equal protection rights and declared that portion of the statute unconstitutional.

You Want A Divorce, Now What? The Basics Of Divorce And Dissolution.

Deciding that you are ready to end your marriage is one of the most difficult decisions that you will ever have to make, but you've made the decision, so now what? Or maybe your spouse has made the decision for you. Where do you go from here?

Do I Need A Lawyer If I Was In A Car Accident?

At Rittgers & Rittgers, our attorneys frequently hear people ask "Do I need a lawyer if I have been in a car accident?" The answer depends on the facts of the car accident and subsequent police investigation. There are a variety of scenarios that could result in a car accident. The short answer is that if you have been cited for a traffic violation or if you have been injured you should hire an attorney. We outline three common scenarios below.

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