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At Bailey & Gunderson, our attorneys help people going through some of life's most difficult challenges. We bring our experience, skill and creativity to every case, taking on all types of Family Law including Divorce, Bankruptcy, Probate and Estate Planning issues.  Learning that most people ask the same questions - this blog is our way of providing some general legal information.  Feel free to contact our Cincinnati Law Offices to discuss your specific situation. 

1. The first thing to know about a durable power of attorney (POA) is that EVERYONE should have one.

2. A POA authorizes another person or persons (your agent or agents) to act on your behalf and take care of your financial and business matters.

3. A POA may be very broad allowing your agent to do anything you can do as if you were acting on your own behalf or, alternatively, can be limited in scope, such as authority only to sell your automobile.

4. A POA can go into effect immediately upon the signing of the POA before a notary public, or can be limited in the time it is effective (for example, for only 30 days).

5. Another alternative for the effective date of a POA is that a POA may only go into effect when the person granting the POA becomes incapacitated or incompetent.

6. A POA can be revoked by the person granting the POA at any time as long as that person is competent to revoke the POA.

7. A POA may avoid the necessity of a person applying for guardianship over you through the Probate Court.

8. A POA becomes invalid upon the death of the person granting the POA.

Need advice about a durable power of attorney? The attorneys at Bailey & Gunderson, with offices in Norwood, Western Hills and Anderson Township, can help. If you should have any questions, please call us at 513-631-0022.

 

POA A

Lawyers are essential to the workings of society and the justice system. “Be Kind to Lawyers Day” encourages people to be kind to all those who practice law and make sure that the legal system in this county works smoothly. Even though the legal profession is one of the oldest professions, lawyers have been subject of jokes and are viewed as a necessary evil by the public.


“Be Kind to Lawyers Day” attempts to dispel this myth and raises awareness about the constructive and important role lawyers play in ensuring that a society functions smoothly. It always helps to have a lawyer on your side!


Provided by the attorneys at Bailey & Gunderson Co., L.P.A., with offices in Norwood, Western Hills and Anderson Township. Phone: (513) 631-0022.

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If you may be contemplating a divorce or are in the middle of divorce, no matter how angry you are right now don’t bend your husband's golf clubs so that they are ruined. Don’t set your wife’s wedding dress on fire. Don’t spray paint derogatory comments about your spouse on their car. Don’t destroy your wedding or other family photos.

Such conduct could cause the domestic relations judge to have a less than favorable opinion about you, and may have a direct impact on parenting and financial issues. In addition, such conduct may cost you a lot of money in terms of what you may have to pay your spouse and additional attorney fees. You only end up looking bitter and irrational, which could influence the judge's decisions in the divorce action.

Need advice about a potential divorce from your spouse? The attorneys at Bailey & Gunderson, with offices in Norwood, Western Hills and Anderson Township, can explain your options to you. If you should have any questions, please call us at 513-631-0022.

 

Spiteful Divorce A 2

The exemption laws for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy are being revised effective April 1, 2022 to increase the amounts that may be retained by bankruptcy filers. The exemption laws apply to the value or amount of the assets a bankruptcy filer may retain in a bankruptcy.

For example, the exemption amount that you may retain for an automobile is being increased to $4,450. If you own an automobile valued at $10,000 and the balance owed for the automobile loan is $5,550, there is a net equity value in the automobile in the sum of $4,450. Pursuant to the new exemption laws, the bankruptcy filer would be able to retain the entire net equity value ($4,450) from seizure by a bankruptcy trustee.

If you should have any questions regarding how the new exemption laws would apply to you for potential Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, please call us. In most circumstances, you can meet with one of our attorneys for a free consultation regarding Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

The attorneys at Bailey & Gunderson, with offices in Norwood, Western Hills and Anderson Township, can explain your options to you. If you should have any questions, please call us at 513-631-0022.

 

Bankruptcy C

One of the largest causes of anxiety when a divorce begins is not understanding the process. Even if your sibling or best friend has recently been through a divorce, you probably were not made aware of all of the legal procedures and emotional struggles that were part of their divorce action. To reduce the stress of not knowing what to expect, have a conversation with your attorney as he or she is the one who is guiding you through this process.

Do you have questions about divorce and the procedures and issues related to the termination of your marriage? We can help with just a phone call.

Bailey & Gunderson Co., L.P.A., Attorneys-at-Law, with offices in Norwood, Western Hills and Anderson Township. If you should have any questions, please give us a call at 513-631-0022.

 

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