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Title Insurance: Peace of Mind in the Purchase of Real Estate

By Daniel Mathie   |  November 16, 2017

What is title insurance? Why is it recommended? How much does it cost? If these are questions that cross your mind when confronted with the topic of title insurance, you are not alone. In every purchase and sale of real estate, the buyer and seller are faced with the decision to purchase title insurance.

Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

By Jacob Dean   |  October 25, 2017

Whether as the employer or employee, additional "fringe benefits" can be an important part of an overall compensation package and are important in attracting and retaining talent in the workplace. Decisions about such benefits are not made without repercussions, however. Both employers and employees should be aware that fringe benefits may be taxable to individual employees.

Charitable Donations Through IRA Planning

By Ann Salek   |  October 5, 2017

Planning your estate is the ideal time to consider your philanthropic goals. Once you establish your goals, you can then work with a planner to determine the most financially savvy and expeditious avenue to accomplish those goals.

Keywords: estate planning

Transfer of the Home to a Child - Elder Law and Medicaid Planning

By Ann Salek   |  September 26, 2017

The Ohio Department of Medicaid issued new agency rulings effective September 1, 2017.

Social Media and the Workplace

By Robert Gorman   |  September 19, 2017

A little over twenty years ago, on my first day of work as a lawyer, I learned how to use the Internet. Until that day, I had lived more than thirty years without it. Today's millennials learn the Internet from the cradle and can't imagine life without it.

Exploring Underinsured / Uninsured Coverage Involving Injuries/Death Sustained Outside Vehicle

By Adam Landon   |  September 6, 2017

A situation may arise whereby an individual is injured outside a covered vehicle whereby the negligent party either is uninsured or underinsured.

Monica Russell Awarded with the Medina County Athena Young Professional Award

August 16, 2017

Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston is proud to announce that Attorney Monica E. Russell has been awarded with the Medina County Athena Young Professional Award.

The Hazards of Co-Owning Real Estate

August 9, 2017

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?

Keywords: real estate

Who's Responsible For This Mess?

By Patrick Noser   |  August 3, 2017

Project owners need to be aware of the hidden risks on construction projects.  Whether you are a general contractor, subcontractor or an owner, do you know what risks you are undertaking in a particular project and did you properly evaluate those risks when agreeing upon a price?

Another New Form?! Recent I-9 Updates

By Tricia Pycraft   |  July 24, 2017

Federal law requires all U.S. employers to ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. Both employees and employers must complete their respective sections of the form.

Keywords: employment, i-9
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