Author: Rapier & Bowling

Now that the holiday season is upon us, let's talk about something that people either love or hate. No, we’re not talking about eggnog. People tend to have strong feelings about holiday decorations. When you live in an HOA or COA community, those feelings might...

Facing choices that consider the end of life is difficult. Planning your estate when you don’t have children may present even more significant complications. With no children, you may skip estate planning. But it's still critically important. Knowing how to proceed, what documents to prepare,...

The past few years have seen a rise in schools taking action to deter bullying among students. Did you know there’s also a movement to curb bullying in the workplace? According to HR Professionals Magazine, “Based on a study conducted by SHRM, about half (51%)...

The 1860s in America was a tumultuous time. The Civil War started in 1861 and ended in 1865. Afterward, the Reconstruction Era produced three new Constitutional amendments. The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution officially ended slavery in America. It was ratified on December 3,...

Gun ownership is a much-discussed, often emotional, yet sometimes misunderstood topic. The state of Ohio allows concealed carry. Whether you wish to carry a gun or just want to better understand and take part in the conversation, review the facts about concealed carry laws in...

A restraining order, or order of protection, can be a vital tool in ending or preventing future harm or abuse. This legal document sets punishment for those identified as committing harassment or assault. Learn more about how to get a restraining order, an important step...

Did you know that 47% of students experience hazing even before college? For example, in 2014, seven New Jersey high school football players faced hazing charges, as their town's newspaper reported. If that weren’t enough, statistics from StopHazing.org show that 3 in 5 students experience hazing...

It can be alarming to hear news stories of homeowners defending themselves and their property, and many films include such tension-packed scenes. If you live in Ohio, learn what means of defense homeowners can take if something like this should happen. Learn more about Ohio...

You’ve had a late night with good friends and just finished some drinks. Maybe you had a few too many, but you think you’re okay to drive. You start up the car and pull out of the parking lot. Fifteen minutes down the road you...

Social media has closed many of the gaps between people. We now stay connected with our friends, family, and loved ones with a simple click of a “follow” button. But this shift extends beyond our personal life. Social media has made serving legal papers easier,...