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Blog Posts in 2018

  • Child Custody Arrangements for the Holidays

    Although the holiday season is the time of year when most families get together for celebrations, it can also be a can be very stressful time for divorced parents. One of the biggest sources of conflict for divorced couples during the holidays is figuring out a fair custody schedule that will allow both parents to spend time with their children. In this blog, we explain a few ways you can avoid ...
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  • What to Do if You Have Been Arrested

    Getting arrested can be a frightening and stressful experience, especially if it’s your fist time being put in handcuffs. Below, we explain what you should and shouldn’t do if you are arrested by law enforcement. If you are accused of committing a crime, do the following things: Remain silent and remember that anything you say to police can be used against you in court. Although you do not have to ...
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  • How Do I Modify an Order for Spousal Support?

    Spousal support, also known as alimony, is awarded in a divorce to the spouse with the lower income. The purpose of spousal support is to help bring balance to the life of the lower earning spouse and to allow them to maintain their lifestyle both during and after the divorce. In this blog, we discuss different types of spousal support and how to modify an order for alimony. Temporary Alimony ...
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  • Possible Defenses For Child Pornography Crimes

    If you are accused of possessing or distributing child pornography, you will face severe penalties, such as going to jail and having to register as a sex offender. Because most of these crimes involve images and videos that are obtained online, it can be easy for somebody to click on a link and end up being wrongly accused of trying to access or possess child pornography . However, if you have ...
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  • What Is Separate & Community Property?

    When you divorce your spouse, you will have to separate your property and assets. This process can be frustrating and confusing, especially if you don’t have a lawyer to guide you and explain what you are entitled to. In this blog, we explain the difference between community and separate property. Marital Property Vs Separate Property Marital property consists of the things you acquired and shared ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Aggravated DUI

    Although a regular DUI already carries harsh consequences, there are certain situations that can result with a drunk driver being charged for aggravated DUI. When there are aggravating factors in a DUI case, the defendant can end up facing felony charges. Below, we discuss some of the factors that can cause a person to be charged with aggravated DUI . Excessively High Blood Alcohol Concentration ...
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  • Sheriffs In Ohio Disagree Over Criminal Gang Warning

    Sheriffs in the neighboring counties of Pike and Scioto disagreed over “criminal gang” activity that was allegedly headed to the southern part of Ohio. The dispute was carried out over social media by Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader and Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini. The disagreement started over an unusual Facebook post made by Reader who warned that the alleged “gang members” were on ...
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  • Why Are There More DUI Arrests During the Summer?

    Now that the summer is in full swing and the teenagers are home from school, they will likely be going to more fun activities and parties. However, the period of time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is considered by police to be the “100 deadliest days” for teenage drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “a higher volume of holiday travelers, including ...
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  • Do I Have to Consent to a Field Sobriety Test in Ohio?

    Being pulled over by police for a suspected DUI can be a frightening experience. If police think that you have been driving your vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they will usually ask you to perform a field sobriety test. As DUI attorneys with more than 30 years of experience, we know how to handle DUI cases and secure positive outcomes for our clients. One of the questions we are ...
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  • What to Do if You Are Arrested for DUI

    Seeing the blue and red flashing lights behind you when you are driving can be frightening, especially when the officer pulled you over because they have a suspicion that you are driving drunk. When you are in this situation, it can be hard to know what to do. In this blog, we explain how to handle yourself if you are pulled over for a suspected DUI. When you are first signaled to pull over, DO ...
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  • 5 Things to Do Before Getting Divorced

    Divorce is never an easy situation to go through. It can be emotionally exhausting and can strain the relationships you have with friends and family. Divorce is also a tricky area of law, and unfortunately, many people make the mistake of acting to quickly without first getting their affairs in order. Although you might be ready to leave your spouse, you don’t want to be left in a position that ...
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  • FAQ: Criminal Defense

    At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, our team of legal professionals is committed to helping people in Ohio overcome their criminal charges and obtain the justice they deserve. With more than 30 years of legal experience, our lawyers have handled numerous types of criminal defense cases including: Assault Drug Crimes Federal Crimes Juvenile Crimes Sex Crimes Theft Crimes Murder Weapon Crimes ...
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  • New Tax Law Changes Might Impact Your Divorce Agreement

    New changes to the tax code that will go into effect at the end of this year has people asking questions about how their divorce settlement will be affected. Below, we explain what the new changes to alimony tax are and how these changes might impact you and your family. In the past, alimony has always been deductible for the person who pays spousal support . In turn, the recipient spouse payed ...
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  • Retroactive Child Support Explained

    Under the law, there is a distinction between a parent who refuses their child support obligations and a parent who has yet to be given child support orders. However, parents who have not been given a child support order can still be ordered to pay retroactive child support for a specified period time before the order for child support was officially granted by a court. One example where ...
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  • How Can I Challenge Sexual Assault Allegations?

    As more emphasis is being placed on sexual assaults by the mainstream media, false accusations for these crimes has also become a concern for many people. We address your concerns in this blog and explain a few ways that you can challenge sexual assault allegations , should the need arise. The Innocence Defense The simplest defense against sexual assault allegations is to claim and maintain that ...
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