January 30, 2023
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How Does Guardianship Relate to Estate Planning Law?

Guardianship + Estate Planning Regarding estate planning in Ohio, guardianship is often required when an individual suffers from an incapacitated situation and can no longer handle their affairs or see to their children or assets. Guardianship is a probate court decision that is in effect during […]
January 19, 2023
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What is a Land Trust?

Land Trusts Explained As you consider your estate planning goals, trusts can be an important tool to protect your assets and your loved ones. A land trust is a trust that holds real estate, and it is a typical trust type that investors or high-net-worth individuals […]
January 8, 2023
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What Is Tenancy in Severalty?

Ownership in Severalty In real estate and estate planning, a property with only one owner is said to be “tenancy in severalty,” also known as “ownership in severalty.” The idea behind the term is that an owner is “severed” from other owners and holds sole ownership. […]
December 18, 2022

Umarried Couple Guide To Estate Planning

How To Plan Your Estate Estate planning is essential if you have a life partner but are not in a relationship that can be legally categorized as a marriage, civil union, or certified domestic partnership. Without some kind of estate plan in place, neither of you […]
December 16, 2022

Difference Between Will and Trust?

Trusts vs Wills Wills and living trusts are the two most frequently used documents for estate planning. When drafting your estate plan, it’s a good idea to understand some of the similarities and differences. Wills In a Nutshell A will, also called a “last will and […]
December 9, 2022
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Guide to Transfer on Death Deeds

TOD Deeds in Ohio  Many property owners would prefer to avoid the whole probate process when arranging to pass on a piece of property to another after they’ve died. One tool at their disposal is a transfer-on-death (TOD) deed. These deeds frequently grant real estate ownership […]
November 25, 2022
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What Are The Various Types of Wills?

Types of Legal Wills Wills are essential for estate planning. They allow you to determine where your property goes after your death and can provide you peace of mind during your lifetime. State laws vary, but can only be signed by an adult of sound mind, […]
November 14, 2022
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Top Things To Do In Toledo During The Holidays

Holiday Events in Toledo The holiday season is upon us, which means festivals, craft fairs, and more. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, Toledo has many exciting events that make the holiday season truly magical. As you plan your holiday events, you will want to make […]
October 24, 2022

What Assets Are Subject to Probate in Ohio?

Ohio Probate Law Explained The legal procedure following an individual’s death in Ohio is called “probate.” This is the case regardless of whether or not the deceased prepared a valid will. If a deceased (or ‘decedent’) left a will, then the estate is divided following the […]