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Three Questions to Ask When Choosing a Probate Attorney in Ohio

Understanding the Basics of Estate Administration and Probate in Ohio

If you have been named the executor of the estate of a loved one or client in Ohio, it is important to have an idea of the steps ahead when you are asked to initiate the estate administration process. Whether you are called an executor, estate administrator, or fiduciary, the task before you is the same. As an executor you will muster and manage the assets, debts, and property of someone who has passed away in accordance with their will. If they have died without a will, you will be asked to inventory and distribute the estate pursuant to the law of the State of Ohio.
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.
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