Introduction To Collaborative Divorce

In recent years, various alternative methods of divorce have been gaining currency among family law practitioners.  Collaborative divorce is one such method.  The aim of collaborative divorce is to reduce conflict while dissolving a marriage in a cooperative and respectful fashion.

In a traditional (or litigation-based) divorce, the members of the divorcing couple are positioned as opponents, with their respective attorneys competing on their behalf for rights and resources.  While this process is appropriate, and sometimes a necessity for some divorces, it can have a number of disadvantages.  Litigation is often costly, complicated, and acrimonious.  As traditional divorces are processed through the court system, they proceed along a timeline that is often cumbersome and inconvenient.  And since litigated divorce is a competitive process, it can breed mistrust and resentment.

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Domain Names and the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act

Originally Posted: October 20, 2010 at ClevelandBusinesslaw.com

Experienced Internet users understand the value of a simple, distinctive and memorable domain name.  Web addresses such as www.kodak.com andwww.ford.com are easy to find, easy to remember, and lead where one would expect them to.  So for businesses considering an online presence, the choice of a domain name is not one to be made lightly.  There are also legal issues involved in choosing a domain name, the most important of which is trademark infringement.

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Employment Law Update January 2012

2012 brings some new developments in employment law.  Here are a few deadlines and extensions employers should be aware of:

Ohio’s minimum wage increased:

Effective January 1, 2012, the minimum wage for Ohio employees is $7.70/hour.  For smaller businesses (those who gross less than $283,000), the minimum wage is the same as the federal rate of $7.25/hour.

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