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Monica Russell

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Online Notarization Coming Soon to Ohio

Tired of having to track down a notary public in order to have your signature on a deed or mortgage properly acknowledged? Ohio’s Notary Public Modernization Act may make this process easier for you.
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What is Closing Protection Coverage?

Ohio Revised Code 3953.32 requires that, at the time an order is placed for a title insurance policy, the title insurance company or its agent must offer closing or settlement protection to the parties to the transaction. This is accomplished through the issuance of a closing protection letter (a "CPL").
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The Hazards of Co-Owning Real Estate

It is common for married couples to jointly hold title to their home. If the couple separates, then they either agree on who will keep the home or a judge decides through divorce proceedings. But what if the property owners are not married?
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Court Finds that Sunoco Can Use Eminent Domain to Obtain Easements for Propane and Butane Pipeline

An Ohio appeals court found that propane and butane are considered "petroleum" and the construction and maintenance of a pipeline across private property to transport propane and butane is necessary and for a public use.
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