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Wegman Hessler Hosts Judge Phil Calabrese

February 7, 2020

Wegman Hessler was honored to host a reception and dialogue with Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Phil Calabrese.   Judge Calabrese discussed the State of the Court, proposed changes to the upcoming Justice Center, and sought feedback from Wegman attorneys on what the justice system can do better, particularly in making the civil and commercial litigation…

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Jay Carson Appointed by Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals To Represent Appellants

January 8, 2020

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which hears all federal appeals for the states of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee recently appointed Jay Carson to serve as counsel for indigent appellants in three matters involving constitutional claims. Jay states, “It’s an honor to be selected by the Court to represent those…

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New Year, New Beginning? January is the Unofficial “Divorce Month”

January 8, 2020

Every January traditionally sees a spike in divorce filings. Most family law attorneys recognize January as an unofficial “divorce month” with filings trending upward 25% to 30% during the month according to a recent New York Post article. It is no surprise that the stress and obligations of the holidays can strain an already difficult…

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The New Reality of Spousal Support Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

November 26, 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, a new era was ushered in for family law practitioners, clients, and anyone finalizing their divorce or dissolution. The impact of the new tax law on spousal support orders and divorce settlements is significant. What was the law? For almost 80 years, the spouse paying spousal support could deduct the amount…

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