Laura Helmbrecht Attorney at Law Columbus Traffic Ticket Lawyer | Laura Helmbrecht Attorney at Law 2022-10-07T10:18:52Z WordPress /wp-content/uploads/sites/1201737/2021/02/cropped-favicon-laura-helmbrecht-32x32.jpg On Behalf of Laura Helmbrecht, Attorney at Law <![CDATA[Transporting Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) and Traffic Control Device Tickets]]> 2022-07-28T05:03:19Z 2022-03-01T07:21:28Z 614-370-7897 for a consultation or complete the online contact form.]]> On Behalf of Laura Helmbrecht, Attorney at Law <![CDATA[What happens to a home after divorce?]]> 2021-08-13T20:17:11Z 2021-08-13T20:16:32Z How much is the home worth? Before deciding what to do with a house, you need to know how much it is worth. If there is positive equity in the home, it may be a good idea to sell it and split the profits from the sale. If there is negative equity in the home, it may be best to wait until you can afford to take a loss on the property. Knowing the market value of this asset will help you determine if it makes financial sense to ask for it in a divorce settlement.

Should you retain ownership of the home?

It may not be in your best interest to keep a family home. Even if the house is fully paid for, you still have to account for property taxes, insurance and the cost of maintaining it. An attorney may provide more insight into whether it makes financial sense to be a homeowner after a divorce.

A judge might order you to sell the house

There is a chance that the judge overseeing your case will force the sale of the home even if you want to keep it. This may occur if an agreement regarding what to do with the house can't be reached through private talks or by working with a mediator. Although you have a right to stay in a family home after a divorce, it's not necessarily in your best interest. Instead, it may be a better idea to sell the property or ask for other assets in exchange for waiving your ownership interest in the home.]]>
On Behalf of Laura Helmbrecht, Attorney at Law <![CDATA[Traffic offenses that could disqualify you from obtaining a CDL]]> 2021-05-13T10:58:06Z 2021-05-18T10:56:59Z DUI The most unacceptable citation for all professional commercial drivers with respect to anything other than being involved in an accident is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Professional drivers are held to a much higher standard than novice drivers, including when they are not on official duty. Drinking and driving is totally unacceptable for commercial drivers according to all traffic laws.

Felony convictions

While individuals who have a felony conviction on their criminal record cannot be restricted from being issued a professional drivers license, those who are convicted for using a commercial vehicle to conduct a felonious criminal action can have serious legal problems. Professional drivers hold specific privileges with respect to traffic laws, and violating those privileges can have significant negative consequences. Staying within the limits of the law is vital for all commercial drivers license holders, and especially when criminally abusing the authorization. Commercial drivers should never accept the position of the court when facing criminal charges for driving while on duty or any other time. Call a legal professional as soon as possible for solid legal representation.]]>
On Behalf of Laura Helmbrecht, Attorney at Law <![CDATA[Successful co-parenting after a divorce]]> 2021-02-09T21:44:48Z 2021-02-11T21:43:43Z co-parenting tips can help you and your spouse navigate this new territory.

Tailor a schedule to suit your needs

Not all divorced couples are alike. Work schedules can vary and change. When designing your co-parenting schedule, customize it to fit into you and your ex’s lives. If you have different work schedules, you may coordinate having the kids on your days off while your ex takes them on the days you have to work.

Communicate with each other

Do not expect to never speak with your ex. Open communication is key and required at times. If something should land your child in the emergency room, you and your ex need to inform each other. When scheduling conflicts arise, they can be solved by communicating.

Be open to changes or amendments

It may be a permanent adjustment or a one-time change so your child can take part in your ex’s family events. As your children grow and become more independent, it may make more sense for them to spend more time with one parent or the other.

Listen to your children

Again, co-parenting is about your children and their well-being. Be open to their input as they age and do not take anything personal before making your decisions.

If you can’t say something nice

It may be hard to hold your feelings about your ex inside, but it is important to remember that your children are not your sounding boards. They love your ex as much as they love you. If you cannot say anything positive about your ex, just don’t speak about them.]]>