September 22, 2017

Arbitration Clauses and Nursing Home Admissions

The Seventh Amendment affords Americans the constitutional right to a trial by jury.  Citizens can waive that right by contract or otherwise.  A common waiver of the right to a jury trial is by agreeing to an arbitration clause. If a contract contains an arbitration clause, typically it restricts the individual’s right to sue the […]
September 28, 2017
Maggie L. Sutton

Maggie Sutton Becomes Certified in Elder Law

We are happy to announce that Maggie L. Sutton, Senior Associate Attorney, has been certified in elder law by the National Elder Law Foundation.  Maggie is one of only six Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELAs) in Central Ohio. To become certified in elder law, an attorney must be an attorney in good standing for at […]
October 6, 2017

What’s in a Name?

Your name is who you are – it’s your identity. There was an article in the Columbus Dispatch recently regarding name changes and the various reasons why people legally change their name – marriage, divorce, to escape creditors of a person with a name similar to yours. In the article, Bruce Lansky, author of several books […]
October 13, 2017

Scams target the elderly

Halloween isn’t the only time for tricks. Scams are everywhere.  It seems like every day, there’s a warning about a new scam.  Scams have become a part of “normal” life – credit card scams, phone scams, email scams. With scams being so widespread and reaching so many people, it is important to protect not only […]