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April 8, 2019
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Lawyers Serving Toledo, OH

Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC is a probate law firm with dedicated lawyers in Toledo, OH dedicated to providing comprehensive legal solutions to individuals and businesses throughout Ohio. With over 150 years of total experience, our firm has a dedicated legal team providing efficient and cost-effective […]
April 3, 2019
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What Happens Legally if Someone Dies Without a Will?

Emotions typically run high when a person dies. Unfortunately, death does not always bring out the best in people. These reactions are even more heightened when the deceased does not have a will in place. If a person dies without a will, it is known as […]
March 27, 2019
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Common Types of Problems with Trusts

A trust is a common estate planning tool used to protect beneficiaries and assets from the probate process and high estate taxes. This versatile tool is often found in estate plans and can serve a wide range of purposes for people who are planning for their […]
February 15, 2019
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How Often Should I Be Updating My Will?

A will is a plan for your estate. In the estate planning world, it is the bare minimum that you will need for your estate plan, yet it is a vital part. Yet simply creating a will is not always sufficient. As your lifestyle and life […]
January 7, 2019
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Probate Vs. Non-Probate Assets

When it comes to estate planning, the probate process is, perhaps, one of the most feared and most misunderstood parts of the process. The costs and the time frame of the probate court are often feared by those who are setting up their estate plans, causing […]
November 20, 2014

We specialize in Municipal Law

An active part of law practice at Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC is in the specialized area of municipal law. Are you a local township, village, or city administrator or official-looking for outside counsel and advice regarding matters of municipal law? The attorneys at HML are […]
January 22, 2014

Probate and Elder Law Seminar

On December 6, 2013, Kevin Heban, Kent Murphree, and John Lewandowski spoke at the Toledo Bar Association’s annual Probate and Elder Law Seminar. The firm’s topic was “Pitfalls of probate avoidance techniques and estate litigation.” The attorneys of HML discussed the vast array of litigation commonly found […]
December 6, 2013

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

In the context of personal representatives (executors, administrators, guardians, and trustees), a fiduciary is an individual in whom another (the will-maker, trustor, court) has placed the utmost trust and confidence in to manage an estate or a trust. Fiduciary is from Latin fiducia, meaning “trust,” a […]
August 30, 2013

Ohio Guardianships

A guardian is an individual, a corporation, or an association appointed by a probate court to be legally responsible for another person and/or their estate when that person is unable to manage his or her own affairs because of a mental disability or because they are […]