Becoming a U.S. Citizen through Naturalization

Every year, an estimated 680,000 people become U.S. citizens through Naturalization. Naturalization is the process of applying with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to become a citizen of the United States. Once Naturalized, the individual will trade in their green card for a Certificate of Naturalization. With that certificate, you can then apply […]

How Trump’s Immigration Executive Order Might Affect You

On Friday January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order temporarily banning travel from seven countries (Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen). The order has caused much anxiety and confusion among the immigrant community. Stories on the web abound about immigrants affected the moment this order was issued. Many immigrants who […]

Adjustment of Status through Marriage to a U.S. Citizen

Adjustment of Status is the process used to change, or adjust, a nonimmigrant’s status to that of an immigrant. For example, someone may enter the United States on an F-1 Student Visa and after entry decide that they would like to remain in the United States permanently. An immigrant can adjust their status in […]

Landlord Issues: Joint Leases and SCRA

By: Peter C. Kratcoski, Esq.

Researcher: Patrick Moore

Tom Kremic

The Service-members Civil Relief Act affects both landlords and tenants. When a tenant joins the military it is fairly common for the person to be required to relocate. The issue that often arises for the landlord and tenants is how the relocation of the service-member effects the […]

Recent Cases Involving Companion Animals/Landlord/Tenant

Peter C. Kratcoski, Esq.
Tom Kremic, Researcher


A recent local case has brought with it significant implications on a developing area of law. U.S. v. Kent State University deals with a couple who lived in a university owned apartment. The wife was diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder because she would experience panic attacks when she […]

Portage County Lawyers Open Free Domestic Relations Clinic

Court News Ohio

Posted August 3, 2015

By Dan Trevas

Portage County Domestic Relations Judge Paula C. Giulitto expressed concern that too many individuals without attorneys are entering her courtroom unprepared to navigate the tricky legal questions raised in family disputes.

“As a judge, I can’t provide them legal advice,” she said. “But we have too many people […]

WK&C Hosts Residential & Commercial Landlord Seminar

On Wednesday, July 12, 2015, Williams, Kratcoski, Griffin & Can, LLC hosted a free informational seminar for clients of WK&C who had legal questions pertaining to residential and/or commercial landlord/tenant law in the State of Ohio.   The informational seminar was the second in a series of seminars that WK&C has scheduled to offer legal […]

Kent State Mock Trial Team Competes at American Mock Trial Association Regional Competition

Posted April 6, 2015
By: Kent State University

The Kent State University mock trial team competed in the Regional American Mock Trial Association Tournament held Feb. 13 and 14 at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Although the Kent State team did not advance to the national competition, it won some of the trials at the […]

WKC Hosts Landlord/Tenant Client Seminar

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Williams, Kratcoski, Griffin & Can, LLC hosted a free informational seminar for clients of WKC who are residential and/or commercial landlords.   Attorney Peter C. Kratcoski presented information to the law firm’s clients on a wide range of topics which affect both residential and commercial owners of property.

Attorney Kratcoski introduced […]

WKC Law Hosts Portage County Domestic Relations Committee Meeting

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Williams, Kratcoski, Griffin & Can, LLC hosted a meeting of the Portage County Domestic Relations Committee. The Chairperson of the Committee, Peter C. Kratcoski, introduced Attorney James Ickes as a speaker who presented information to the Committee on the issues of cybersecurity and its effect on Domestic Relations practice […]