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Divorce vs. Dissolution

Whether a divorce or a dissolution is the most beneficial method of marriage termination varies from case to case. One of the key differences between a divorce and a dissolution is whether the parties are able to agree and work together. In a dissolution the parties work together to negotiate the details of terminating […]

Estate Planning During COVID-19

A global pandemic unlike anything we have ever seen before is impacting individuals worldwide and causing many to panic. With a death rate that is increasing daily, many individuals are becoming concerned with their estate planning. We here at Williams, Kratcoski, Griffin & Can, LLC are aware of these increasing concerns and we are […]

The Impact of Divorce on Estate Planning

As if there was not enough on your plate while going through a divorce, your estate planning is one more thing to add to your “to-do” list. While it is most likely the last thing on your mind at the time, it is crucial to keep your estate in mind. Not keeping up with […]

New Public Charge Rule

In 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security proposed a new public charge rule that would impact those seeking admission into the U.S. The rule sought to ensure that individuals attempting to enter the U.S. are self–sufficient. As of February 24, 2020, the new rule will be officially implemented in 49 of the 50 […]

USCIS 2019 Review

Each year U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receives millions of immigration application and petition forms.  In 2019, 7,636,073 applications were filed with USCIS and a total of 6,477,470 applications were approved. These applications range from family based to employment based and humanitarian based.
Family Based
Family Based applications allow the petitioner to bring an immediate […]

Recent Publication Released by Attorney Kratcoski

Attorney Peter Christopher Kratcoski recently assisted in co-authoring the 6th Edition of the book titled Juvenile Delinquency: Theory, Research, and the Juvenile Justice Process published by Springer. The text features interviews from various individuals who work in the local Juvenile Justice system. Judge Robert Berger, Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio, and Attorney Troy Reeves are […]

Possible Changes to Akron, Ohio Eviction Rules

The New Year could be bringing changes to the eviction rules in Akron, Ohio. A report released by the Eviction Lab of Princeton University ranks the top evicting cities in the United States. Akron, Ohio ranks as having the highest eviction rates in Ohio and the 24th highest in the United States. Based on […]

What to do if you get sued?

If you get sued, it is important that you take initiative right away. Being sued can be intimidating, and rightfully so as it is a serious matter. The first steps you make are crucial. A lawsuit begins by the Plaintiff(s) filing a complaint against the Defendant(s). The complaint lays out the factual background, causes […]

Protection against Scams, Fraud, and Financial Abuse

As you grow older you become increasingly at risk to fall victim to fraud, scams, and financial abuse. Currently, adults over the age of 65 comprise a large percentage of the current U.S. population. While both young and old individuals are targeted by these scams, older individuals fall victim at a higher rate.  On […]

What you Should Know Before Signing a Contract.

Before signing a contract it is important that you know what you are signing. A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties. Contracts exist to confirm an agreement, ensuring that the parties will act and perform as agreed upon. A contract does not have to be in writing, although it is […]