I will fight to protect your financial interests, whether you are a property owner, a buyer or seller, a homeowner or business tenant.
I provide comprehensive legal help, from home closing services to negotiation of leases, resolution of boundary disputes between neighbors to remedy of title problems that prevent the sale of a property.
- Other actions include:
- Purchase/sale agreements
- Residential Leases
- Landlord Disputes
- Property Evictions
- Boundary Disputes
- Liens on Title
- Transfers through Probate
“Just because you CAN do it, doesn’t mean that you SHOULD”. Not all cases should be litigated through the court system. I don’t want to engage you in costly litigation, simply because that option is available. I want to discuss reasonable alternatives, that may be more affordable and just as effective to resolve your matter.
We will take the time to understand your situation, to give you clear legal guidance, and to help you execute the most-sensible strategy to meet your goals.
Whether establishing child support for the first time, modifying a previous order, or attempting to enforce an order of child support – this issue can turn even the simplest cases into a bitter point of dispute between parents. Not only which parent will pay, but how much paying parent will be required to pay. It can turn seemingly cooperative parents into believing this case is “all about the money” or that the money is not being spent properly on the support of the children. These are very real issues that require experienced legal representation or this issue can quickly spiral out of control.Read more
ESTATE & PROBATE
ESTATE & PROBATE
Whether you need to craft a simple will, manage a trust, or guide a loved-one’s estate through probate, you can rely on me to help preserve your best interests.
When a loved one passes away, his or her estate often goes through a court-managed process called probate or estate administration, in which the assets of the deceased are managed and distributed. If your loved one owned his or her assets through a well-drafted and properly-funded living trust, it is likely that no court-managed administration is necessary. In that event, the trustee of the trust will still need to administer the distribution of the trust assets, but the trustee will be able to manage the trust outside the jurisdiction of the probate court. The length of time needed to complete the probate of an estate depends on the size and complexity of the estate and the local rules and schedule of the probate court.Read more
Who is Joel Sprout?
Attorney Joel Sprout is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He graduated from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.
Joel grew up in Portland, Oregon, raised by parents who taught him the value of hard work. He spent much of his youth roaming the Cascade mountains and working on local farms. Joel attended Clearwater Christian College in Florida, commissioned in the Army as a Second Lieutenant of Armor, and shortly thereafter married his wife, Sarah, an Ohio native.
He served for five and a half years in the First Infantry Division at Ft. Riley, Kansas, and has served in the Ohio Army National Guard since 2011.
Joel wants to work for you