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If you're involved in a divorce that's complicated -- especially if there are a lot assets involved and no easy way to simply divide things up and move forward -- you already know that you need an experienced attorney to help you.

However, you may not realize that it's also time to get some other professional help -- help that can keep you from making some big mistakes during the next few months (or years) while your divorce is pending. Considering hiring the following professional help right after you hire your attorney:

Ohio mansion mystery trial soon to begin

What do dogs, dead co-workers, a cell phone and a call to a realtor have in common?

They could be the key to determining whether or not an Ohio couple committed arson and insurance fraud by burning down their mansion and then collecting partial payment for their losses.

Ohio law lets you call for help when a friend overdoses

It seems that calling 911 for help would be the natural thing to do if you suspect a friend has overdosed on drugs. But what if you do not want to get your friend in trouble or you have been using too?

The good news is that in Ohio, you and your friend should be fine legally, even if you are in college. There are a few exceptions, though.

That's not mine! Can your roommate's drug habit put you in jail?

If you're striking out on your own at college this year, you need to understand how the law works regarding drugs and something called constructive possession.

Should you ever be in the situation where one of your roommates brings the police down on your heads in a drug raid, resist the temptation to say, "That's not mine!" if drugs are found. In fact, try to say nothing at all, especially if asked any questions about your knowledge of the drugs.

Why are modern divorces getting angrier?

While divorce attorneys everywhere are singing the praises of collaborative divorces and mediation before litigation, the real trend seems to be rushing toward immediate conflict in the courtroom.

Divorces are getting angrier. Clients are still fighting over the same old things: How much spousal support and child support each is going to pay, who is getting custody of the kids and who gets the house instead of the stock options or other assets.

Students need to take cybercrime seriously

If you're a parent, there's probably no way you can keep up with everything your child does with a computer these days.

Technology is always changing and it's difficult to understand the basics when you're working a job and dealing with the demands of a growing family. Your kids, however, may have all the time they need to get into major trouble -- without ever leaving their bedroom.

Does an OVI show up on my background check?

An OVI conviction is serious. So much so that whether it is a misdemeanor or felony, it is likely to show up on background checks. That could hurt your chances of getting into college as well as affect your employment prospects.

Fortunately, many employers do keep an open mind when it comes to some misdemeanor crimes. Still, it is critical to fight an OVI charge if possible--before it becomes a conviction.

Methadone plays key role in trial over trooper's death

Was a driver too drugged to be behind the wheel because of the methadone prescription he was taking? Was just getting behind the wheel itself an act of recklessness that deserves serious prison time?

That's the question facing an Ohio jury over a car wreck that killed a Highway Patrol officer as he directed traffic near a Lakewood exit.

Why some executives risk it all in white-collar crimes

Why do some executives work for years to get to the pinnacle of their chosen professions and then blow it all with one foolish criminal act that ruins their careers, their reputation and their lives?

Is it just greed and blind ambition that leads to things like fraud and embezzlement?

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