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Contesting a Will

Ohio Estate Planning: What is the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?

Many people believe that wills, trusts, and powers of attorney (POA) are only needed for people with considerable wealth. Yet every adult should prepare advanced medical directives that allow someone else to make decisions on their behalf if they are injured or seriously ill. As experienced estate planning attorneys, we work with clients to create effective estate plans and offer guidance during the probate process in Ohio. Here are some basic differences between the types of estate planning tools you can use to protect yourself and take care of loved ones after you are gone.
Tax Reform: Understanding Changes to Ohio Estate and Gift Taxes

Tax Reform: Understanding Changes to Ohio Estate and Gift Taxes

In a flurry of activity in December, 2017, the US Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Act made big changes to federal tax laws, and may impact your estate plan. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Act) reduces corporate tax rates, has some impact on personal tax rates, and shifts the laws in other areas like gift and estate taxes.
What You Need to Know about Nursing Home Abuse in Ohio

What You Need to Know about Nursing Home Abuse in Ohio

As the Baby Boomers move into the retirement years, many families and children are challenged with providing quality of life, and quality of care, as their family member ages. Due to illness or infirmity, some seniors are unable to live at home, and need the extra help provided in a skilled nursing or assisted living environment. Part of the worry about a decision to move an elderly relative to a nursing facility is the fear they might be harmed, and the concern is sometimes not misplaced.
18 Wheeler Accident

Three Ways an Accident with a Semi-Truck Is Different from a Car Crash

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there were 123 crashes involving large trucks in 2016 in Ohio, the most recent year annual statistics are available. While people are involved in motor vehicle accidents with cars and delivery trucks or vans every day, a crash with a big rig is different.
Separation Agreement

What Is Divorce By A Separation Agreement?

No matter how complex the issues may be, there are often ways that married individuals can find agreement on how to separate their lives, belongings, and interests. If everything can be agreed upon, the parties can enter into a Separation Agreement. This document is a contract that explains how the parties will separate everything they have together. If this situation involves children, the Separation Agreement will contain provisions about how the parties will continue to parent their children apart or will often be accompanied by a Shared Parenting Plan.
Estate Plan

Essential Elements of a Small Business Owner’s Estate Plan

If you are a small business owner and you pass away, what happens to your company? The answer may depend on the effort you’ve put into your estate plan. If you have not left behind an estate plan with elements that focus on your business, your company’s very existence could be put into doubt, especially if you have not prepared any sort of succession plan. Your loved ones will be forced to hire attorneys to get through the probate process and not lose a significant amount of money and assets.
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