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Divorce, dissolution and bankruptcy.

Recently, I took a call from a potential client who was in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. She found herself in the position where she wanted to file a dissolution with her spouse. Her main question was simple: Can I do that? It’s strange to think that something like bankruptcy orRead More…

Client found Not Guilty following 3-day trial in Zanesville on charges of Child Endangering

Attorney Christopher Shook represented Michael Lowe in the Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas on the charge of Child Endangerment, a second degree felony. Following a 3-day trial in which the prosecution and defense called a total of five (5) experts to testify, Judge Kelly Cottrill issued a “not guilty”Read More…

L. James Gordon Retires

The law firm of Morrow, Gordon & Byrd, Ltd. has announced the retirement of attorney L. James Gordon. Gordon, admitted to the Ohio Bar on Aug. 17, 1953, began work for attorney E. Clark Morrow the following day. Gordon and Morrow formed the partnership Morrow & Gordon in 1960, thenRead More…

Does a Homeowner’s Policy of Insurance Provide Coverage When You Operate a Motor Vehicle?

The Defendant was backing his truck from his driveway onto a public highway at the time of the accident. At the same time, Plaintiff was lawfully operating a motorcycle along the public highway. The two vehicles collided and Plaintiff was seriously injured. Plaintiff alleged that Defendant’s vision was obscured byRead More…

Can a Land Sale Proceeding Take Precedence Over a Previously Filed Mortgage Foreclosure Action?

The answer is yes. We recently handled the administration of an estate that contained a house where a murder had occurred. The payments on the mortgage on the property were in arrears, and the bank holding the mortgage had already filed a mortgage foreclosure action in the Licking County CommonRead More…