Barr, Jones & Associates News

Cyber Thieves Attack IRS Again

By: Jason F. Barr, Esq. Legal Counsel with Barr, Jones & Associates LLP If you think that your personal information in the hands of the IRS is safe, you may want to think again. The IRS keeps personal information for Americans, including addresses, incomes and social security numbers. This information in the wrong hands could […]

Gym Membership Regrets

I’ve been hearing from a lot of people lately that they feel trapped in an unfair gym membership. Whether you are tired of paying for a New Year’s resolution you were unable to keep, trying to cancel a membership because the fees have become too expensive, or feel as though you are not being provided […]

Felonious Assault

I have been picking up a lot of clients lately charged with Felonious Assault, as defined in the Ohio Revised Code under § 2903.11. The normal scenario is that the client is either in jail, and is having family members call around to price attorneys, OR the client themselves do not understand where the charges […]

Shared Parenting/Joint Custody and Child Support

Having prepared many Shared Parenting Plans or Joint Custody Agreements over the years, I often receive a simple question from my client: Why do I have to pay child support if I have Shared Parenting (Joint Custody)? The central focus of a Shared Parenting Plan is the shared responsibilities and decision-making between the parents of […]

When should I hire an attorney to defend against foreclosure?

If the bank has stopped accepting your mortgage payments, returned payments or sent you a notice of foreclosure, it is likely that a foreclosure lawsuit is eminent and you are in danger of losing your home. However, what most people do not know is that you are in danger of losing more than just your […]

Client Distinction Award

Attorney Jason F. Barr was recently presented with the Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell. This honor has been achieved because Attorney Barr’s clients have rated him favorably in the areas of communications ability, responsiveness, quality of service and value for money. Less than 1% of the 900,000+ attorneys in the U.S. are accorded with this […]

Same-sex marriage in Ohio

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Ohio and all other States. The United States Supreme Court made a landmark decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. Ohio previously had a ban on the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Same-sex couples have already been getting married in Ohio since the Supreme Court ruling […]

Payday Loan Freedom

Do you ever feel like you’re the only one swimming in debt? According to recent studies, approximately one in three Americans has month-to-month debt. When a consumer has at least one credit card, they may reach an estimated $15,000 in such debt. During tough financial times, most consumers don’t know where to turn for help. […]

Grove City Egg Hunt

Our Columbus law office is excited to announce that we will be co-sponsoring a community Easter Egg Hunt this year! This event is open to the public and free of charge. As attorneys, many of us started in this profession to help others. Community service is a core part of our philosophy of building a […]

Super Bowl PSA Tackles Domestic Violence Issue

While Super Bowl XLIX aired many humorous, thrilling, and light-hearted commercials, “No More,” an anti-domestic violence and sexual assault campaign, aired a serious and disturbingly real problem that occurs at home. The 30-second PSA depicts the challenge for domestic violence victims to get help by playing a woman’s 911 call and illustrates the aftermath of […]

Go to jail for warming up your car?

It’s a little cold outside, am I right? Subzero temperatures are rough enough, and now a ticket for warming up your car to go with it. This will not make your day very pleasant. This is a very real possibility. In Ohio, it is against the law to start your car and leave it running […]

You May Now Be Eligible For Expungement

There may be good news for you if your application for expungement of a criminal conviction was previously denied. Under the previous statute Ohio used a definition for a “first time offender” whereby you could only have one conviction on your record to possibly be eligible. Now the statute has been amended to an “eligible […]

Social media and the law

Many people in today’s world are active on some form of social media, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.. In the technology driven world we live in it is very important to protect yourself on these varying social media networks. For example, if you have been charged with a crime, you […]

How to be a Great Bankruptcy Client

Simple steps for Bankruptcy Success Don’t panic! If something happens in regards to your case, we are available to explain the details to you. Many times clients receive letters or phone calls from creditors that seem intimidating. We can put your fears to rest and handle the creditors for you. Some of these letters are […]

Watch ABC 6 On Your Side Tonight!

The Columbus Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service partners with WSYX-TV’s 6 on Your Side to staff the weekly “Ask the Attorney” program, which airs on Wednesdays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Attorney Andrew D. Jones, Partner of Barr, Jones & Associates LLP, will help take your calls and answer all […]

Driving Free with Peace of Mind

After thorough case research and intense court representation, Attorney was able to have all traffic charges dismissed for Client #93824. Avoiding expensive court fines / fees, and damaging points against their license, Client is now able to drive easy with peace of mind.

Down, But Not Out

Congratulations Client # 89532! After losing his job and his license, Client’s financial obligations kept piling up. The phone calls and creditor harassment had reached the point where the client could not take it any more. After sitting down with our experience Bankruptcy Attorney, Client immediately was able to get relief from some of the […]

Top 40 Attorneys under 40

Attorney Jason F. Barr, Partner of Barr, Jones & Associates LLP, has been selected as one of 2015’s Top 40 Under 40 Bankruptcy Attorneys in the State of Ohio, by the American Society of Legal Advocates. The ASLA is a legal organization comprised of the nation’s most skilled lawyers. It was founded with one central […]

Protecting the Best Interest of the Child

Client is currently the main care-giver for her minor nephew. Nephew is currently living with Aunt and it was considered to be in his best interest to remain so. Our experienced Domestic Attorney cordinated with client to come to an amendable agreement with all parties involved (including the biological mother and father). After helping the […]

A Second Chance When Needed

Congratulations to Client #45920! Charged with 4 Misdemeanors (2 – M1s and 2 M4s), our client needed a second chance. Through diligent case research and experienced Attorney negotiation, Attorney Rugg was able to get the charges dismissed and reduced to 1 Misdemeanor (M3), with time already served and fines / court costs only. Client has […]

No Probable Cause Found in Ferguson Case

On Monday November 24, 2014 it was announced that the Grand Jury did not return an indictment charging officer Darren Wilson with any charges in connection with the shooting death of Michael Brown. Usually, the felony criminal process starts with an indictment. An indictment is the formal written accusation of a crime made by a […]

Offer In Compromise / Submitted for $125

Our client was a contractor that just went through a difficult divorce and bankruptcy. He still owed the IRS over $25,000 in unpaid tax debt. Our Attorneys submitted an OIC with repayment of only $125 as the proposed full and complete settlement of the outstanding balance.