John Gerboth joined Arenstein & Andersen, Co., LPA as of counsel in June of 2013. He practices in the areas of personal bankruptcy, employment law, domestic relations, and compliance matters. John has handled numerous domestic matters including divorce, dissolution, and custody as well as serving as a court-appointed guardian ad litem. Continue reading →
The idea that you must have complicated estate planning needs before you could benefit from a trust as a part of your estate planning is false. There are some common situations where a family could benefit from having trusts in their estate plans. Meeting with experienced and affordable estate planning attorneys is a must to determine if a trust would benefit you and your family. Continue reading →
Our Medical Office Accidentally Provided a Patient List to Other Patients and the Public. What Should We Do?
When there is an unintentional disclosure of protected health information by a medical or dental practice, very specific and important steps must be followed under HIPAA and HITECH. Having experienced attorneys that have handled privacy breaches by medical and dental practices is imperative to complying with the law. Continue reading →
It is imperative to have an experienced trial attorney represent you in litigation matters. Among other things, a trial attorney can provide you with all of your options at each phase of litigation and assist you with decisions on whether alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) is right for you and your case.
Because of the cost of going to trial, the ADR field has increased in popularity. Mediation is the most common form of ADR, and one that courts have the power to order parties to undergo. In a typical mediation, parties go to separate rooms and a mediator will go back and forth, get each party’s perspective and then try to find some common ground. The mediator must keep everything said by either party in strict confidence, and mediation is not binding on any party. Continue reading →
Ohio Domestic Asset Protection Trusts can shield your assets from creditors, but only if your trust is drafted, implemented, and funded within a properly structured estate plan. An experienced estate planning attorney is a must when implementing this type of sophisticated trust to ensure that it functions appropriately within your overall estate plan.
The Ohio Asset Management Modernization Act (“AMMA”) was enacted into law and became effective in early 2013. Specifically, the AMMA enacted Ohio Revised Code §5816.01, et seq., also known as the “Ohio Legacy Trust Act”, which creates a unique opportunity for individuals to shelter assets from most creditors. Simply stated, the new law allows for the creation of an irrevocable trust that, if funded properly, can act as a barrier to future liabilities. Continue reading →
It is important to have an experienced trial attorney represent you in litigation matters. Among other things, a trial attorney can provide you with an accurate cost/benefit analysis of your lawsuit as it proceeds and assist you with decisions on whether you should settle your lawsuit, agree to some form of alternative dispute resolution, or, ultimately, take your case all the way through trial. Continue reading →
The end of a marriage is typically a difficult time. During this tough time it is imperative that you have a compassionate, experienced domestic relations lawyer on your side to advise you on all your options and look out for your best interests.
So you’ve made the decision to end your marriage. Now what? In addition to the obvious emotional stress associated with such a decision, there are the questions of what legal steps need to be taken. In Ohio, there are four ways to legally end a marriage: 1) contested divorce; 2) uncontested divorce; 2) dissolution; and 4) annulment. The following briefly discusses each of these options. Continue reading →
An Ohio Domestic Asset Protection Trust can provide powerful protection of your assets from creditors, but only if the trust is drafted, implemented, and funded properly. An experienced estate planning attorney is a must when implementing this type of sophisticated trust.
The Ohio Asset Management Modernization Act (“AMMA”) was enacted into law and became effective in early 2013. Specifically, the AMMA enacted Ohio Revised Code §5816.01, et seq., also known as the “Ohio Legacy Trust Act”, which creates a unique opportunity for individuals to shelter assets from most creditors. Continue reading →
It is important to have an experienced tax professional assist you and your business with IRS audit, levy, lien, garnishment, and collection matters.
We have all heard horror stories from those who have had terrible experiences dealing with the IRS. Some of them are probably true, but most are more than likely the result of ineffective communication or a lack of understanding regarding the process. The IRS has over 100,000 employees. When you have that big of a workforce, you are bound to have few bad apples. However, in my experience in representing taxpayers with IRS issues, most IRS personnel are regular people just trying to do their jobs. Continue reading →