​Should You Pay the Mortgage If Someone Dies?

The loss of a parent or spouse is one of the most stressful events many of us will face during our lifetimes. In addition to the tremendous emotional burden, the loss of a parent or spouse is often accompanied by complicated legal and financial issue… Read More
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How to Remove a Guardian in Ohio

A Guardianship may be necessary if a person cannot manage their day-to-day life or their personal affairs. A Guardianship is also used for people who are under the age of 18, or when people are incapacitated and unable to make decisions about their… Read More
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Ohio Special Needs Trusts

If you have a child with special needs or a family member who receives government assistance, like Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may be able to offer them financial security without jeopardizing their eligibility for these impor… Read More
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Your Digital Assets: Where to Store Passwords for After Death

It’s becoming a more common question: where to store passwords for after death? We’ve all heard stories about people dying suddenly and their family or friends, or even their estate administrator or attorney, are unable to access online bank… Read More
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Estate Planning with Bitcoin and Other Digital Assets

Bitcoin. Ethereum. Litecoin. Dogecoin. Bytecoin. Altcoins. Asset-tokens. These are all digital assets, also known as cryptocurrency, and they’re a developing medium for exchanging value. As an Ohio estate planning and probate attorney, I’m not g… Read More
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How to Protect Inheritance Money During Divorce in Ohio

You’ve been diligent about your estate planning, and left a sizable chunk of your estate to one of your children. But what happens if your child receives an inheritance, then gets divorced? Will part of the inheritance money go to your child’s… Read More
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Do I Need a Revocable Trust as Part of my Ohio Estate Plan?

How do you determine whether you need a revocable trust? A revocable trust is distinguished by the fact that it can be changed or even cancelled by the trust-maker, at any time. A trust also offers flexibility because the trust-maker can choose to tr… Read More
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Marital Trusts: Protecting Your Legacy & Providing a Stable Financial Future for People You Love

A properly crafted estate planning strategy has two primary components. First, you want to protect your legacy by making sure that your family will be provided for after your death. Second, you want to minimize the amount of taxes you need to pay.… Read More
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Medical Marijuana in Ohio Edging Closer to Reality

Medical marijuana is coming to Ohio. House Bill 523 went into effect on September 8, 2016, and allows Ohioans to legally purchase medical marijuana, as long as they meet certain medical conditions, and receive a doctor’s recommendation. When it… Read More
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Who Can Be a Legal Guardian in Ohio?

When a person cannot manage their day-to-day life or their personal or financial affairs, a Guardianship may be necessary. A Guardianship may be required for people under the age of 18, or for people who are incapacitated or otherwise disabled and u… Read More
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The loss of a parent or spouse is one of the most stressful events many of us will face during our lifetimes. In addition to the tremendous emotional burden, the loss of a parent or spouse is often accompanied by complicated legal and financial issue… Read More
Feb
7
A Guardianship may be necessary if a person cannot manage their day-to-day life or their personal affairs. A Guardianship is also used for people who are under the age of 18, or when people are incapacitated and unable to make decisions about their… Read More