August 3, 2023
Simultaneous Spouse Deaths

What to Know When Both Spouses Pass Away Simultaneously

Preparing for the Unexpected Estate planning ensures loved ones are cared for, and assets are distributed as desired after passing away. Unforeseen circumstances may lead to simultaneous deaths in rare instances. As Ohio’s trusted advisors, we address these challenges, shedding light on legal implications, potential issues, […]
August 1, 2023

How Can Estate Litigation Be Avoided?

Mitigating Legal Risks Estate planning constitutes a pivotal legal process, encompassing the detailed documentation of your wishes regarding the distribution of your assets following your death. This vital process reflects your considerations for family, friends, and charitable endeavors, reinforcing your desire to be respected posthumously. Nevertheless, […]
July 22, 2023
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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Final Distribution of Estate Assets in Ohio

Guide to Final Distribution of Estate Assets Losing a loved one is always challenging, and the complex process of distributing their assets is difficult. Here at Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC, we’re dedicated to helping Ohio residents navigate these legal waters. We’ve noticed that understanding the […]
July 20, 2023

Navigating Estate Disputes in Ohio

Protecting Your Family’s Legacy Estate disputes can be emotionally taxing, leading to strained relationships and potential financial losses. At Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC, we understand the complexity and sensitivity of these matters and are here to provide you with the utmost legal support in Ohio. […]
June 25, 2023
Divorce and Its Effect on Your Estate Plan

The Aftermath of Divorce: How It Shapes Your Estate Plan in Ohio

Divorce and Its Effect on Your Estate Plan Divorce brings about a seismic shift in virtually all aspects of your life. Amidst heated disputes over assets, rights, and custodial issues, it’s easy to overlook the lasting impact of divorce on your estate plan. However, beyond the […]
June 3, 2023
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Protecting Your Digital Assets Through Effective Estate Planning

What Are Digital Assets? At Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC, we understand the evolving nature of assets in today’s digital age, and we’d like to illuminate a specific term – ‘digital assets.’ So, what exactly are digital assets, and why should they matter to you? Digital […]
June 1, 2023
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Updating Estate Plans to Align with Blended Family Dynamics

Safeguarding Family Wealth In Ohio, blended families face the challenge of potential disinheritance of children from a previous marriage. This can occur when assets are transferred solely to a surviving spouse or in the absence of a clear will. To mitigate these risks, consider the following […]
May 20, 2023
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Understanding the Probate Process: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beneficiaries

The Probate Process for Beneficiaries As you plan your estate, choosing a beneficiary is one of the most significant decisions you’ll need to make. This decision is crucial in ensuring that your loved ones are cared for and that your legacy is preserved long after you’re […]
May 6, 2023
homestead law in ohio

Ohio Homestead Laws

What is Homestead Law? State homestead laws allow property owners to register a portion of their primary residence as a “homestead,” offering protection from creditors in bankruptcy situations. These protections help prevent homelessness and are based on acreage, equity value, or both. Federal law also provides […]