John Lewandowski

December 14, 2021
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What Is Joint Tenancy?

Joint Tenancy Explained “Joint tenancy” and “survivorship” are related terms that refer to how real estate and other assets can be titled. With joint tenancy, the real estate is titled to two or more people jointly, and each owner possesses an equal share of the real […]
December 13, 2021
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How to Probate a Decedent’s Estate

Do You Need To Probate? Probate in Ohio is the legal process that determines the value and distribution of the assets of a deceased person, known as a decedent, who was an Ohio resident at the time of death. Probate is necessary to protect the decedent’s […]
December 3, 2021
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Benefits of Trusts for Young Children

Importance of a Trust A trust is a helpful financial tool to allow you to protect your income and wealth to pass it on to your children safely. Yet if your children are young, you may not want to have your assets go straight to them […]
November 28, 2021
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Pros and Cons to Putting a House in a Trust

Advantages & Disadvantages of a Trust Is putting your house into a trust a good idea? At Heban, Murphree, and Lewandowski, we get asked this question often. The answer is that several factors influence the approach to estate planning for every individual. So if you’re trying […]
November 16, 2021

How To Setup a Trust Fund

How To Start A Trust There can be several reasons why you might want to set up a trust fund. You may do so to create a way to fund an individual, organization, or cause that gives you more control and privacy in how the money […]
November 1, 2021
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A Guide To Real Estate Disputes

Legal Guide To Property Disputes Property disputes are never fun. Often the best way to deal with them is to keep them from happening in the first place. That’s easier said than done, of course. We can’t always account for a disgruntled neighbor who thinks they […]
October 28, 2021
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Who Inherits Property If There Is No Will?

Inheritance Laws in Ohio There can be many reasons why someone might not leave a will. Some think their estate is too small to warrant it. Others believe that the line of inheritance is clear and that a will isn’t necessary. Some people either don’t like […]
October 19, 2021
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Power of Attorney in Ohio

How to Get Power of Attorney in Ohio Understanding the legal requirements is the first step in establishing a power of attorney in Ohio. A power of attorney, or POA, gives a person the right to represent another person in their financial or medical concerns. The […]
September 30, 2021
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What Is Probate Litigation?

Probate Litigation Explained If you are a beneficiary, executor, or interested party preparing for probate litigation, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. The passing of a loved one or friend is an emotional time compounded by the stress of their affairs, bank accounts, property, possessions, and […]