Tag: family law

Cleveland Elder Law Lawyer Elizabeth L. Perla to Provide Free Legal Consultations at Rocky River Senior Center

Cleveland Elder Law Attorney Elizabeth L. Perla of the Perla Law Firm is offering free legal consultations on May 16 from 1 to 4:00 pm.  Appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes, with any remaining slots available for walk-ins.  Ms. Perla is an elder law attorney practicing in estate planning, including Wills and Trusts, Medicaid and Veteran’s Benefits planning, advanced directives, guardianships, and estate administration.  She is also well versed in family law matters. The sign-up sheet will be available at the front desk.… Read the rest

Cleveland Elder Law Attorney Elizabeth L. Perla to Provide Free Consultations at Rocky River Senior Center

Cleveland Elder law Attorney Elizabeth L. Perla of the Perla Law Firm is offering free legal consultations on Tuesday, February 14th from 2 to 4:30 pm.  Appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes, with any remaining slots available for walk-ins.  Ms. Perla is an elder law attorney practicing in estate planning, including Wills and Trusts, Medicaid and Veteran’s Benefits planning, advanced directives, guardianships, and estate administration.  She is also well versed in family law matters. The sign-up sheet will be available at the front desk.… Read the rest

Attorney Elizabeth L. Perla Selected Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in Ohio

Attorney Elizabeth L. Perla of the Perla Law Firm in Cleveland, Ohio was selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Family Law lawyers in the State of Ohio for 2016 by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA).

Attorney Perla’s selection was the culmination of a process in which ASLA independently research information on tens of thousands of lawyers and, in filling each Top 100 and Top 40 under 40 category, ultimately selected less than 1.5% of lawyers nationally.

The Perla Law Firm located in Cleveland, Ohio has over 35 years of experience in family law. … Read the rest

Our Blog Has Hit 100 Posts!

The Perla Law Firm blog, http://www.perlalaw.com/blog/, featuring legal information that you can use, has hit 100 posts! Blog posts feature helpful legal information for consumers on issues of Estate Planning and Probate, Family Law, Long Term Care/Medicaid Planning and provides updates regarding our office and staff.

We welcome everyone to utilize the search button on our blog to find Ohio focused information concerning your legal questions. Please remember that there is no replacement for consulting directly with our office regarding your particular situation and needs. … Read the rest

Ohio Divorce: Gifts Between Spouse- An Exception to the Rule in Property Division

In Ohio, the general rule of thumb is that in the event of a divorce, a spouse will be able to retain his separate property. For a more full explanation of separate and marital property and property division, see http://www.perlalaw.com/blog/how-does-a-domestic-relations-court-in-ohio-divide-property-in-a-divorce/ However, there is a particular exception to the rule that some practitioners may overlook.

In Ohio, a spouse can convert separate property to marital property by making a gift of the separate property to their spouse. There are two essential elements to effectuate a gift.… Read the rest