Family Law

Family law is a very broad area of law, and includes such topics as divorce, dissolution of marriage, spousal support, child custody, shared parenting, prenuptial agreements, as well as several others.  Thinking about divorce?  Our compassionate lawyers will protect your rights through these often stressful times.

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Real Estate

Real estate law is multi-faceted and is often linked to other areas of practice, such as business law and estate planning, probate administration and even oil and gas law. All of these types of law are firmly rooted in property law.

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Elder Law

Help your loved ones plan for long-term nursing care. Your loved ones deserve the best elder care available. Our firm is dedicated to providing families with the best advice in all aspects of elder law and encourages families to plan for that time when nursing care may be necessary. Our lawyers will help you navigate the Medicaid application process and can help you determine Medicaid eligibility. Long-term care can be expensive, and our attorneys can help you or a loved one qualify for medicaid.

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Business Formation and Contracts

Starting a new business can be imposing. Startups with a great idea might struggle monetizing it. Alternatively, long-time business owners may want to pass their enterprise on to a family member. Others still simply need incorporation and management documents. Our attorneys are flexible and creative, and above all, responsive to the business owner’s particular needs.

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Estate Planning and Probate

There are numerous things to consider as you get older. The assets that you have worked so hard to acquire over the course of your lifetime must be appropriately protected in the event that you are unable to speak for yourself. At the Canfield, Ohio law firm of Johnson & Johnson, our Youngstown estate planning lawyers possess comprehensive knowledge in matters related to estate planning, administration, and probate law.

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Oil and Gas Law

Our Ohio oil and gas attorneys are skilled at reviewing and negotiating the terms of leases to ensure that your rights are protected, that companies do not take advantage of you in allowing them to install drilling, oil and gas wells or pipelines on your property. Many times, lease terms include benefits for the land owner by means of free gas and land owner royalties. Additionally, compensation for crop damage and reclamation-the act of restoring damaged land to its original state-may be included, and failure on behalf of the drilling and mining company to adhere to these provisions is grounds for a lawsuit. That is why it is important that you contact a Youngstown, Ohio lawyer with experience in this unique area of the law.

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Pipeline Law

Our attorneys understand that pipelines will be an essential building block for the development of Ohio’s vast oil and gas resources. Pipeline agreements are different than simple oil and gas leases. In fact, most pipeline agreements continue to exist long after oil or gas flows through them. As a result, these pipeline easements should be approached with care to maximize the benefit of the landowner who willingly provides the right of way. Everyone’s land is valuable, and everyone’s land is different, too. We know how to negotiate pipeline agreements that meet the specific needs of your land.

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Asset Protection

Asset protection is about organizing your affairs so that risks of future claims by third parties are reasonably dealt with. It is also about minimizing a family’s exposure to such risks by dispersing ownership of assets within the family, bymaintaining appropriate insurance coverage, by using appropriate business structures, and by thinking about the consequences of a health or business reversal resulting in lost income. Asset protection techniques are not about avoiding paying existing bills or existing legitimate claims.

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