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Altick & Corwin's Peter Certo Jr. honored by Super Lawyers

Altick & Corwin Co., L.P.A., is proud to announce that Peter Certo Jr. has been selected as a 2020 Ohio Super Lawyer, and will be honored in an upcoming issue of Ohio Super Lawyers magazine. This distinction is enjoyed by only the top 5% of attorneys practicing in Ohio.

Mr. Certo is a shareholder with Altick & Corwin Co., L.P.A., and heads the firm's Probate and Estate Planning group. He is a member of the Dayton Bar Association Probate Law Committee and is recognized among his peers for his skill and knowledge about estate and probate law. Dayton Business Journal named him in its "Best of the Bar" rankings in 2004, and he has been listed by Super Lawyers nine times since 2006.

New regulations affect employers hiring immigrant workers

Many companies in the Dayton area employ people from outside the United States. Workers from other countries who are employed in the U.S. are usually highly trained and specialized in areas that companies have a need for. These employees usually receive an H-1B visa so that they can live and work in the U.S. for up to three years. However, there are some changes that are now being made to these visa applications that companies in Dayton may want to be aware of.

Dayton companies understand the importance of hiring foreign workers for various positions in their company. These workers provide a valuable resource for many technical positions and health care positions, among others where they offer special expertise. U.S. companies will now have a new hurdle when it comes to obtaining these workers with an H-1B visa. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is requiring companies to prove that workers who receive an H-1B visa will be employed for the entire three years of the visa. Companies will now be required to prove that there will be future work for the visa requests they are making. The USCIS is issuing requests for evidence to these companies to show work assignments.

Limo safety concerns arise following motor vehicle accidents

Limousines are vehicles that people in the Dayton area generally use for special occasions. Whether it's for a wedding, prom or other special event, renting a limo is usually an exciting activity. Most of the time a ride in the limo is a safe experience, but recent tragic motor vehicle accidents that have involved limousines have put the spotlight on how safe they really are.

Stretch limousines are popular in the Dayton area. But there have been several recent accidents involving them that have claimed many lives all over the country. Dozens have been killed across the country, prompting a senator to ask the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to make safety reforms for limousines a top priority. Senator Chuck Schumer believes there needs to be nationwide safety reforms and that limos have fallen between the cracks, because each state has different regulations regarding limos. The NTSB says they have made safety recommendations this year including advising riders to wear seatbelts. But, a limousine inspector in New York says that many times these vehicle manufacturers cut corners to make the vehicles look good at the expense of safety. He has seen many instances where supposed safety features don't do anything at all.

Altick & Corwin's 2019 Ohio Super Lawyer, Dalma C. Grandjean

img-1.pngAltick & Corwin, Co., L.P.A. is proud to announce that Dalma C. Grandjean has been selected as a 2019 Ohio Super Lawyer, as published in Ohio Super Lawyers magazine. Each year, only the top 5 percent of attorneys practicing in the State of Ohio are recognized as Ohio Super Lawyers. The selection of this prestigious recognition incorporates a patented multiphase process that includes nominations of top attorneys by their peers, an independent research validation across twelve key categories of peer recognition and professional achievement and evaluations of candidates by a highly credentialed panel of attorneys by practice area. The outcome is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of distinguished attorneys. 

Wrong-way crash in Dayton area leads to woman's death

There are many circumstances in which a Dayton area family must go through difficult times. For example, no family wants to find themselves in the position in which a loved one is killed due to no fault of their own, such as in a car crash. A serious motor vehicle accident recently occurred in which a woman died because of a wrong-way driver.

A tragic accident recently occurred in Beavercreek near the north Fairfield Road exit on I-675. A driver was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes when he hit the woman's car. Witnesses said the wrong way driver was traveling at high speeds down the freeway and not attempting to turn around. The driver survived the crash, but the 23-year old young woman died at the Soin Medical Center.

Troy woman accused of driving drunk with child in car

Dayton area residents who have been arrested for drunk driving understand how scary a situation this can be. When a person is facing an OVI charge they should understand that a conviction can bring serious penalties. Just a simple mistake can lead to years of consequences.

A woman from Troy has been arrested for allegedly driving impaired with a 3-year-old child in her car. The woman was driving eastbound on I-70 in an allegedly erratic fashion. The state patrol received a call about a reckless driver and were able to locate her after observing her driving off the side of the road and hitting a bridge wall. The woman told the officer that she was upset because she was on the way to take her child to the children's hospital for surgery and earlier that day someone had gone through her car and stolen items.

Ohio Lottery and Mega Millions claims - anonymously

A passive trust is type of trust which has a very limited purpose. It is not "active" in that it usually has only one purpose, to essentially act as an escrow agent, and is very short lived.

This process works for Mega Million winners as well but only if the ticket is purchased in Ohio. This is a great benefit because most other states do not let you claim Mega Millions on an anonymous basis.

If you have won and need more information please give me a call and I can answer your questions.

Military pensions in an Ohio divorce

When a Dayton couple is married, they expect they will live happily ever after. Many times, this is the case, but unfortunately some marriages do end in divorce. The divorce process can be complicated, especially for families with children, houses and other assets. When one of the spouses is a member of the military, the military pension can also be an issue in a military divorce.

The military pension is often one of the most valuable assets a military family has. The dividing of a military pension is often one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. Military pensions are treated as marital property and the courts can award any portion of the pension to the spouse. The length of time that a couple has been married does not matter in the division of the pension. Even if a couple was married less than a year, the service member's spouse may receive part of the pension. For the Department of Defense to make direct payments to the service member's spouse, however, the couple would have to been married for a minimum of 10 years, and 10 years of their marriage must overlap with 10 years of service that is creditable to the service member's retirement pay.

Speeding is a common violation with far-reaching effects

Select drivers never exceed the speed limit. Some speed occasionally, and others ignore the speed limit on a regular basis. In the state of Ohio, speeding is a common traffic violation, one that can result in onerous, far-reaching consequences that you may not have considered.

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