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Legal-Ease: Considerations for installment sales, land contracts

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In selling businesses and property, buyers and sellers sometimes discuss “seller financing”. In the context of real estate, these arrangements are sometimes casually called “land contracts”. Generally, in legal contexts, these arrangements are called “installment sales”.

Legal-Ease: Appropriate roles when caring for aging parents

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We can struggle to define our roles when our parents, who have typically helped us, instead need us to help them.

Legal-Ease: What is a tort?

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In law school, my classmates and I initially thought that a tort was a type of pastry or donut, because we confused “tort” with “tart”.

Legal-Ease: A jilted fiance’s legal rights

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TV shows and movies create stories around brides or grooms disappearing right before wedding ceremonies. But the change of heart to marry can obviously happen any time after a couple agree to marry. If only one person decides that the marriage is not going to happen, the other person can experience immense heartbreak.

Legal-Ease: Landlords, tenants and lead

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Over time, our society has come to recognize that lead can be incredibly harmful, especially to children who are exposed to high levels of lead over significant periods of time.

Legal-Ease: Legal system’s complexity designed to eliminate unfair biases

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I spent last weekend with my sister’s family in Columbus. We left for church on Sunday before the sun had risen. However, in the car, my preschool-age nephew saw a ray of light and proclaimed, “See, the sun is trying really hard to come up!”

Legal-Ease: Gifts: taxes, Medicaid/nursing home and paybacks

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Gifts include money, labor and items of value. The difference between a discounted sale price of an item and the fair market value of that item is also considered a gift. In other words, if I sell my truck to my niece for $1,000 less than the truck’s fair market value, I have given my niece a $1,000 gift.

Legal-Ease: Skipped jury duty hurts each of us eventually

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I have not read all of the reports or watched all of the public service announcements recently made concerning the increase in the number of jury duty no-shows.

Legal-Ease: If I sell some ground, what kind of taxes am I looking at?

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The price of real estate, like almost all other parts of the economy, is increasing. Even professional real estate auctioneers and agents cannot know the exact sale price that a piece of property may bring.

Legal-Ease: Secrets of estate planning with the family business/farm

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Clients often ask attorneys in the context of estate planning, “What do other people do?” Providing examples can sometimes stifle creativity, but estate planning attorneys must both empower clients to make their own decisions and help clients plan something that clients do not work with every day.