Legal-Ease: Two types of mechanics’ liens

While there are two types of mechanics’ liens in Ohio, they’re not related to each other in any way. Traditional mechanics’ liens happen when a mechanic who works on motor vehicles repairs a vehicle, and the vehicle owner doesn’t pay for the repairs. The mechanic can then keep possession of the vehicle, and this is called a traditional mechanics’ lien. The other type of mechanics’ lien in the state of Ohio is a lien for labor or materials that were provided to an improvement project on real estate or a building. This is sometimes referred to as a real estate mechanics’ lien.

Legal-Ease: Is there a certain attorney that I must use?

Attorneys can normally be fired or hired for any reason at any time in client relationships. Clients can even terminate the attorney’s work in the middle of projects. But attorneys are entitled to be paid for the services they provided, even if the client terminated the relationships in the middle of a project.

Legal-Ease: Misleading or just puffery?

Puffery is the term used to describe the vague statements and opinions found in advertisements. These statements include ambiguous claims regarding certain products being better than others and often include expressions of opinions as opposed to facts. The issue of puffery arises pretty often, especially at this time of year as retailers are vying for our holiday gift dollars.

Legal-Ease: Is a document recorded in the proper chain of title?

Just getting a document to the courthouse with the appropriate fee to file doesn’t ensure that the document affects the property it’s supposed to affect. Every inch of land in Ohio has a unique historical record of ownership. Identifying that history of ownership is done by professional title examiners, who are attorneys like Lee. That history of the property is referred to as the property’s “chain of title.”