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1. Can you send me out an application?
2. What do I need to send in with my application?
3. When will I know if I qualify and if I am approved for the grant?
4. I live in the city of Youngstown, am I eligible to apply?
5. Why are Youngstown, Campbell, and Struthers excluded from the Chip Grant?
6. What will be done to my home if I am eligible?
7. If I have already had work done in the last grant, am I eligible for this grant?

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1. Must I appear in court?
2. Is the Birth Certificate changed?
3. Are accountings for fees and costs required?
4. Must I have an Attorney?
5. Who must consent?

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1. Do I qualify for the Homestead Exemption program for Tax Year 2016?
2. Do I qualify for the Homestead Exemption Program for Tax Year 2015?
3. What do I bring with me to apply for the Homestead Exemption Program?
4. What is an applicant's domicile?
5. What is the purpose of tax levies?
6. Why did my CAUV value increase?
7. How are the soil values calculated?
8. What is the deadline to file a complaint against the valuation of real property (DTE Form 1) for Tax Year 2015?
9. What is the "non-business credit" on my tax bill?
10. What is the "owner occupancy credit?"
11. I was receiving the Homestead Exemption on my house but I sold it and bought a different one. Do I have to apply under the new homestead exemption program and show my income?

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1. Who determines the amount of support ordered to pay?
2. How is the amount of child support calculated?
3. What will happen if I just don’t pay?
4. What if I can’t locate the other parent?
5. How do you enforce a support order across state lines?
6. What if I’m receiving OWF benefits?
7. What is the administrative fee and who pays it?
8. How often will I receive my support?

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1. What should I do if I receive a notice of hearing or appointment?
2. How do I dress to attend court?
3. Will the issues of visitation or custody be discussed at this hearing?
4. How can I find an attorney?
5. What if I need an attorney in another state?
6. What time should I be present for my court hearing?
7. What should I bring to the court hearing?
8. Do I bring my child to court?

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1. What does CSEA stand for?
2. What is an Obligor?
3. What is an Obligee?
4. What are child support arrears?
5. What does SETS stand for?
6. What services does the CSEA provide?
7. What will happen if I just don't pay?
8. What if I can't locate the other parent?

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1. How do I get a child support order established?
2. How do I get my child support order adjusted?

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1. How does SETS determine the amount of my support check?
2. Are there exceptions to these priorities?
3. Why is the total amount of my weekly support payment less than the monthly amount ordered?
4. How often should I receive a support payment?
5. Can my support payment be delayed for any other reason?
6. What if I do not receive a payment within these time frames?

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1. How do I get a copy of my divorce records?
2. How do I search Common Pleas records?

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1. Where can I sign up for utilities?
2. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?
3. What is Bubble Wrap Day?
4. What day is today?
5. Where can I find my wife?
6. Are Cathy's new boots fashionable, or a subtle cry for attention?
7. Where can I sign up for utilities?

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1. Can I bring in clothing, personal grooming or hygiene articles for my child while he/she is in the Detention Center?
2. Can I bring in food or money for my child?
3. My child is taking prescription medication, can I bring it in for him/her?
4. What if my child has a prearranged appointment for medical, dental or mental health care?
5. Can youth turn themselves in if a warrant has been issued?
6. How do I obtain my personal items (keys, etc.) if my child has been arrested?
7. Is my child allowed to attend a funeral or hospital regarding a family member?

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1. Where do I get a license for my dog?
2. When do I need to control my dog?
3. Where do I need to control my dog?
4. Why do I need to get a license for my dog?
5. When do I need to get a license for my dog?
6. Why do I need to control my dog?
7. When do I need to get my dog immunized against rabies?
8. Where can I get my dog immunized against rabies?
9. Why do I need to get my dog immunized against rabies?

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1. Why can’t I talk to the Judge or Magistrate?
2. Should I talk to an Attorney even if I am representing myself?
3. What are the filing fees that must be paid to the Mahoning County Clerk of Courts for filing various actions with the Court?
4. What forms must accompany a Complaint, Answer, or Counterclaim for Divorce or Legal Separation where there are NO minor children?
5. What forms must accompany a Complaint, Answer, or Counterclaim for Divorce or Legal Separation where there ARE minor children?
6. What forms must accompany a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage?
7. What about commercially prepared forms that may be found on the Internet or at an office supply store?
8. What is a Motion and Affidavit for Temporary Orders Without Oral Hearing and when should it be filed?
9. What is an Affidavit of Property Form?
10. What is Documentation and Valuation of Assets?
11. What forms must accompany a Motion for Contempt or To Show Cause?
12. What forms must accompany a Motion for Reallocation of Parental Rights?
13. What form must be filed when a party wishes to relocate to another address?
14. What are the filing fees that must be paid to the Mahoning County Clerk of Courts for filing various actions with the Court?
15. What if I believe I cannot afford to pay the filing fees?
16. Who do I contact for help in choosing an attorney?
17. What if I want an attorney but have no money to pay for legal services?
18. What are hearings before Magistrates and how do they differ from hearings before Judges?
19. How can I find out my hearing date?
20. How can I get a transcript of a hearing?
21. Where can I get copies of my court papers?
22. Can I call the Court with questions about my case?
23. How do I bring a matter back before the Court?
24. How can I enforce my current child support or health insurance order?
25. Where can I determine the current balance owed on a support obligation or the date of a last payment?
26. What do I have to do if I change employment?
27. What is the mandatory parent education class, and how do I sign up for it?
28. What do I have to do if I plan to relocate to another county or state?
29. Is there a certain age when children can choose which parent to live with?
30. Can my child speak to the Judge or the Magistrate?
31. My ex is not complying with the court ordered parenting time schedule. As a non-residential parent, what can I do?
32. What is the holiday pick up and drop off time?
33. What if my child does not wish to go with the other parent on their parenting time?
34. How can I get a Civil Protection Order? Does it cost anything?

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1. I need to conduct a property survey. How do I obtain a current list of established county monuments?
2. How do I acquire a new address?
3. How do I find my property line or pins?
4. What does it mean if my deed is stamped with “Next Transfer Needs New Survey/Exempt”?
5. Can GIS/Tax Map provide a list of land surveyors or recommend a land surveyor?

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1. When is the curbside recycling pick-up in my neighborhood?
2. Is it better for the environment to dispose of my old TV, even though it still works, and buy a new TV?
3. What is The Green Team?
4. I have household items that I no longer need or want but that are still in usable condition. It seems a shame to just put them out with the trash.
5. How can I recycle?
6. When my TV set stops working and can not be repaired, should I recycle it?
7. If I have a paid TV service such as cable or satellite, do I need a converter box?
8. Do I have to purchase a high definition TV (HDTV)?
9. I have an older style, working TV set with an antenna. Will I have to get rid of the TV in order to receive broadcasts?
10. I have items that are not accepted at the curb or drop-off sites. Can I still recycle them?

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1. Is legal representation required?
2. Is a guardian entitled to fees?
3. How is a guardianship terminated?

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1. What is a JCPO?
2. Who is able to request a JCPO?
3. How does someone obtain a JCPO?
4. What happens after the Petition is filed?
5. What happens in the hearing?
6. How does the Clerk of Court/Sheriff locate the Respondent in a JCPO case?
7. What if the JCPO is denied?
8. When is the JCPO effective?
9. My protection has been violated. What should I do?

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1. What is Mediation?
2. Why Should I Mediate? Do I need an Attorney to participate?
3. What types of cases and situations are able to be mediated at the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division?
4. How Is a Case Referred to Mediation?
5. What Should I Expect Once My Case is Referred for Mediation?
6. What should I Expect Once I Arrive for Mediation?
7. How Long Will Mediation Take? What does it cost?
8. What About Confidentiality and Privilege?
9. What Happens If I Cannot Reach an Agreement Through Mediation?

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1. What is a Crossover Youth?
2. Why focus on Crossover Youth?
3. What is the Crossover Youth Model?
4. What are some of the goals of the Crossover Youth model?
5. How are we implementing the Crossover Youth Model in Mahoning County?
6. What is the definition of a Crossover Youth in Mahoning County?

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1. What is Family Dependency Treatment Court?
2. How do I plea into FDTC?
3. How long will I be in FDTC?
4. If I plea into FDTC, does that guarantee I will receive custody of my child(ren)?
5. Will I be required to take drug/alcohol tests throughout the program?
6. Is there a fee to participate?
7. Since I plea into the program voluntarily, can I choose to leave the program the same way?

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1. When can unruly complaint can be filed against a juvenile?
2. Who can file an unruly complaint against a juvenile?
3. How do I file an unruly complaint?
4. When will the child go to Court?
5. Will the child go to Detention?
6. What are the possible outcomes of an unruly offense?

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1. What is my term of my probation?
2. Is there a cost for Probation services?
3. What are graduated sanctions?
4. What services does the Probation Department offer?
5. How often do I have to check in with my Probation Officer?
6. What is ODYS?

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1. Can you send me out an application?
2. What is the age guideline for children?
3. Does the child have to be living in the home?
4. What are the income guidelines?
5. How can i find out if my child has lead poisoning?
6. How can i find out if i have lead in my home?
7. How much does an inspection cost?
8. I bought this property for rental purposes on-line site unseen and did not realize there was a citation on it until I saw the sign posted on the door. Can you help me make this property lead-safe?
9. I have a property that has been cited for lead. Can I do the work myself?
10. How can I get the citation removed from my home?

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1. What is a marriage relationship?
2. How does marriage affect ownership of property?
3. How do I obtain a marriage license?

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1. How and where can paternity be established?
2. What should I bring to the genetic testing appointment?
3. What if I am not sure who the father is?
4. What do I do if I completed the Paternity Affidavit but now I think I am not the father?
5. Can paternity be established if the alleged father is in another state, is incarcerated, or does not appear for testing?
6. What if I do not know where the father of my child is?
7. How long after a child is born can paternity be established?
8. Can the child support agency assist me with visitation and custody?

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1. How do I search Common Pleas records?
2. How do I search Probate Court records?

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1. How can I find out if a person is in jail?
2. How do I obtain legal advice or assistance?
3. What are your office hours?
4. How do I obtain my court case information?
5. How do I file criminal charges against an individual?
6. Who is the prosecuting attorney handling my case?
7. What is a victim advocate?
8. As a witness or victim, do I need a lawyer to appear with me?
9. Will I get paid for appearing in court as a witness?
10. Will the case be continued if I am not there?
11. I received a subpoena to appear in court, what should I do?

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1. What is the "non-business credit" on my tax bill?
2. What is the "owner occupancy credit?"
3. What should I do if I can't find my property tax bill?
4. Do I have to pay my real estate tax bill in person?
5. Who do I contact about property tax bills?
6. What happens if I don't pay the full amount of property taxes by the due date?
7. I own more than 1 piece of property. May I write 1 check for the total amount of taxes?

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1. Will a living trust save income taxes?
2. Can I preserve assets in a living trust and still qualify for Medicaid?
3. Will having a living trust avoid challenges by my beneficiaries or heirs?
4. Will I save estate taxes with a living trust, compared with a will?
5. Will a living trust protect my assets against creditors?
6. Will a living trust help me while I am living?
7. How are trusts classified?

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1. Can life insurance take the place of a will?
2. Who will manage my estate?
3. May a person dispose of property in any way by making a will?
4. Does a will increase probate expenses?
5. What happens if I don't make a will?