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Am I Responsible for my Spouse’s Debt after Death?

The loss of a spouse can be difficult for the surviving partner. And as much as you may want time alone to grieve, you may be responsible for handling your deceased spouse’s affairs. When a partner dies, a surviving spouse often asks, “Am I respo… Read More
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Estate Planning for Your Social Media Accounts/Digital Assets

We live in a digital age, where more and more of our lives occur online. We create vast quantities of electronic media every year. But have you stopped to consider what will happen to your digital assets when you die? To safeguard digital assets, man… Read More
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Should You Pay the Mortgage When Someone Dies?

Who Pays the Mortgage After the Death of a Loved One? When a loved one dies, their mortgage does not simply disappear. Someone must take responsibility for handling the debts and assets of a recently deceased relative. Read More
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Why Hire an Estate Planning Attorney in Ohio

As Americans, we spend much of our adult lives amassing an estate. We work hard to earn money so we can acquire things like a car, a house, a savings account, a retirement fund, and other possessions. But what happens to these possessions when we pas… Read More
Categories: Estate Planning
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Alternatives to Adult Guardianship in Ohio

Legal guardianship is an important tool that can assist adults who cannot make important life decisions on their own. By filing for legal guardianship, a family member or another responsible adult is granted the legal authority to make decisions rega… Read More
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How to Protect Inheritance in an Ohio Divorce

If you are considering divorce in Ohio, you likely have questions about how your property will be divided. Asset division in an Ohio divorce can be particularly contentious, especially if one spouse has received a significant inheritance. Questions a… Read More
Categories: Estate Planning
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Applying for Legal Guardianship of a Minor

A legal guardian must be appointed for a person who is under 18 and whose parents have died or are declared unfit. The process of obtaining legal guardianship of a minor often represents a significant life change for both the minor and the person who… Read More
Categories: Guardianships
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What is Undue Influence in Estate Planning?

Undue influence in estate planning occurs when one person exerts pressure on another person to make decisions contrary to their best interests. The influencer usually takes advantage of a person to benefit themselves, often for financial gain. The pr… Read More
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Can You Avoid Probate in Ohio?

If you recently lost a loved one, complicated legal and financial processes are the last thing you want to deal with. But when a loved one passes away, that may be exactly what you and your family will need to do. After a loved one’s death, the per… Read More
Categories: Estate Planning
Irrevocable Trust

What is an Irrevocable Trust?

A trust is a legal arrangement under which you (the “grantor”) transfer control over property to a person or institution (the “trustee”) for the benefit of a third person (the “beneficiary”). A living trust is a great way to maintain cont… Read More
Categories: Estate Planning