My office receives a lot of phone calls asking what I charge for a criminal defense or DUI defense. Some of these prospective clients are looking for a cheap criminal defense attorney or a cheap DUI attorney. Some are just trying to get an idea of the range of criminal attorney fees. We happily give them our fee and tell them what we do for that fee. However, it is really difficult to really show them all that we do for that fee. While we have a competitive fee, we are not the lowest fee. We do not want to be the lowest fee because of the loss of professionalism and service that would likely occur if we were to charge such a low fee.
Testimonials and reviews come from hard work and know-how. In looking at testimonials, one should look for signs that the attorney will fight for you and will take the time to do some of the little things that may need done in the case.
Daniel Gigiano is an attorney who cares about getting justice for his clients, as well as looking out for their well-being. This culture of going the extra mile had its roots back in the days when he was an assistant prosecutor. While working in the juvenile division, word got around that Attorney Gigiano not only ran a tight ship and was a bulldog in the courtroom, but he also took the extra time with the people involved in the cases, as well as opposing counsel. Word traveled quickly, as the people involved and his peers spoke highly of his work. Attorney Gigiano was promoted to supervisor where he managed a large caseload. He continued to receive compliments for his willingness to give his time to people and ensure justice. (more…)
Couples who are living together do not have the same rights to division of property as married couples. Married couples have a right to an equitable division of their property. Ohio Revised Code 3105.171 (R.C. 3105.171) gives married couples this right to an equal division of property, unless an equal division would be inequitable. Using R.C. 3105.171, the court determines which property is separate property and which property is marital property. Separate property that is commingled with marital property will remain separate property so long as it is traceable. Non-married couples could have the right of married couples if they meet the requirements of common-law marriage under Ohio Revised Code 3105.12 (R.C. 3105.12), which provides for common-law marriage only if common-law marriage occurred in Ohio prior to October 10, 1991, or in another state that recognizes common-law marriage. Outside of marriage, property division for unmarried couples tend to follow general rules of equity and fairness. (more…)