During the end of 2019, the Dower Abolition Bill (HB 209) received its first Hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. One of the criticisms that keeps surfacing concerning the Bill is the risk of abuse of power in certain marriages when one spouse is in title and the other is not, and the spouse in title strips the equity from a marital residence through a sale or refinance. Senator Matt Huffman stated that there are ways to avoid that abuse, and he called out for a compromise on this issue. Certain Ohio domestic attorneys continue to assert that dower remain in place. Mike Sikora has recently been asked to present to leadership of the Ohio State Bar Association on this subject.
Omni’s Central Ohio office is in an ideal location in the heart of Downtown Columbus. Our cool, contemporary office is extremely conveniently positioned in a building on Columbus Commons Park – just two blocks from the Franklin County Administrative Offices in one direction and the Statehouse in the other direction – with underground parking immediately adjacent to the building.
Omni’s Northern Ohio office is located in the heart of Downtown Cleveland at 737 Bolivar, Suite 210, Cleveland, Ohio 44115, in the heart of the Gateway District, next to Progressive Field, Quicken Loans Arena, and the Cuyahoga County Administration Building.