May 8, 2020

As part of the 2020 CARES Act passed by Congress during the Coronavirus pandemic, stimulus payments went to millions of Americans. Due to the expeditious policy of issuing money directly to Americans, the IRS was left with major problem when payments were made to decea...

February 14, 2020

Probate Courts resolve issues including marriage licenses, minor settlements, and many other matters. While it might seem unlikely that a deceased person’s estate or other probate related matter would be involved in a personal injury lawsuit, these issues arise in a su...

January 21, 2020

If you have a disabled child who now or in the future will receive governmental benefits such as SSDI or Medicaid, any inheritance could jeopardize these future benefits.

A carefully drafted Wholly Discretionary Trust for the benefit of the disabled individual...

March 15, 2019

The Ohio Legislature has codified many laws when it comes to a surviving spouse's rights in the probate court. These laws are intended to do a number of things, but mainly it is to protect a spouse if he/she is disinherited.

December 13, 2018

The process of minor guardianship can be confusing and expensive. Here's a brief overview on why to plan carefully to avoid the process.

February 26, 2018

So you've recently been named an executor of a decedent's estate, or maybe the decedent did not leave a will, what do you do first? You may be thinking of hiring an attorney and generally that's a great first step. But for those on the fence, how do you know if you act...

August 3, 2017

A common misconception I often hear is that an individual having signed a last will and testament will avoid probate in its entirety. A will is simply a vehicle that sets forth directions as to the distribution of the decedent's property upon death. Just because a will...

May 4, 2017

An advance directive is a document by which a person makes provision for health care decisions in the event that, in the future, he/she becomes unable to make those decisions. These documents are an integral part of every estate plan. There are two main advance directi...

April 3, 2017

As parents of young children it is often easy to overlook the importance of planning for your child's future in the event of your death. It doesn't have to be complicated and we can help you ensure your child's future is exactly the way you intend. Call us...

March 10, 2017

In a day and age where a blended family is not far from the norm, it is common for some children to grow up only knowing a step-father or step-mother as the only father or mother in their life. Accordingly, step-parent adoptions are on the rise. While it is a serious a...

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