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
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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 […]
April 2, 2023
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Ohio Civil Litigation Law – FAQ

Popular Questions Regarding Civil Litigation in Ohio At Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC, we represent clients in civil litigation cases for defense and prosecution. Over the years, we have heard several questions from our clients. These are some of the most popular. What Does “Statue of […]
March 28, 2023
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Rural Land in Ohio: A Comprehensive Guide for Property Owners

Navigating Ohio’s Rural Property Laws Buying or selling property of any kind comes with a long list of considerations and requires extensive planning. In addition, the rural property presents significant differences from residential property,  from their use cases to legal nuances. So, if you’re considering entering […]
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 […]