Estate Planning

Where Do You Put Your Wills?

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Wills aren’t helpful if they cannot be found. When you pass away, you will rely on the person you nominate as your executor to carry out the wishes in your will. Because of this, you may want to plan where you store your will so it is easily accessible to him or her. A number […]

Estate Planning

What Every Parent Needs to Think About

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Families have a number of factors to consider when naming an alternate or substitute caretaker for their children. Since each family is different, there is no absolute right or wrong way to determine guardians. However, before nominating a guardian, families should consider several important issues before making a final decision. These factors are not all-inclusive. […]

Estate Planning

Your Children and Naming Backup Guardians

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Protecting your children should be one of the primary goals of your estate plan. This not only includes money and assets for them but also caretakers. Parents must carefully consider whom they want to be guardians for their children if they were to pass away. If parents fail to name alternate guardians in their will, […]

Estate Planning

Estate Planning for Single Parents

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It is crucial for single parents to protect their children through estate planning. Ohio law wasn’t written with the twenty-first century in mind. Therefore, single parents must be proactive to ensure that their desires are met. However, parents can provide the protections they desire for their children with proper estate planning. Assembling Core Documents The […]

Probate

Handling Lost Wills

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Wills tell people where property should go when someone passes away. Unfortunately, wills become lost. People can misplace them. Fires can destroy them. In some instances, other people may take them because they do not like what they contain. Fortunately, Ohio law permits courts to admit lost wills or destroyed wills. Parties must convince probate […]

Probate

Dower Rights – Old But Breathing

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Dower Rights Old But Breathing Did you know that you could have property rights without even knowing about them? When a spouse owns property in Ohio, the other spouse has limited legal rights to the property. In Ohio, these are called dower rights. Dower often complicate real estate transactions because they require spouses to agree […]