Family Law

March 12, 2022

Misusing POA Privilege’s

Power of Attorney Abuse Guide When someone has power of attorney to handle another person’s financial or healthcare matters, they should act in that person’s best interests. But, sadly, sometimes people will choose to manipulate the other person or use their assets for their personal gain. […]
February 25, 2022
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How To Start Managing An Aging Parents Finances

Managing Elderly Parents Finances There’s an old joke that goes something like, “If I had known parents were going to be such trouble, I’d never have gotten any in the first place.” It’s unfortunate that, in many cases, as our parents age, they face more challenges […]
January 18, 2022
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Ohio Inheritance Laws… What You Should Know For Your Taxes

Intestate Succession in Ohio Whether you’re planning for the future and how you’d like your assets dispersed among your survivors, or you’re dealing with an inheritance situation right now, you probably have some questions as to how Ohio’s inheritance laws work—especially in terms of taxes. Inheritance […]
January 6, 2022
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Steps for Family Farm Succession Planning

Farm Succession Planning The family farm is something of an institution. It holds a special place in the American dream, and for many families, it’s a generational legacy. Many farm owners dream of passing the family farm on to their heirs as the farm was passed […]
September 15, 2021
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Sibling Abusing POA… What To Do

Tips for Stopping POA Abuse Power of attorney documentation can help elderly adults give the power to care for their medical and financial needs to another trusted individual. Should their health decline to the point that they cannot make those decisions for themselves, the agent named […]
March 1, 2021
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Who Is Entitled To See A Will After A Death?

Who Can View A Will? Do you have a recently deceased relative and are wondering whether you are included in the will? Or perhaps you want to know whether you could receive a copy or otherwise view the contents of a will? If so, this article […]
February 4, 2021
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What To Do When Your Dad Leaves You Out Of His Will

Were You Left Out Of A Will? The death of a parent is never painless. There is a literal lifetime of memories and emotions to process, and it’s a time when many people feel raw. A bad situation can be made to feel worse, though, when […]
January 28, 2021

What is Elder Financial Abuse?

Defining Elder Financial Abuse Older adults are at high risk for financial abuse. This all-too-common problem can create severe financial stress for elderly adults and hurt the families and caretakers caring for them. Legally, it is defined as the fraudulent or illegal, unauthorized, or improper act […]
November 24, 2020
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Common Penalties for Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Fiduciary duty is the legal term for when one party must act on behalf of another. They are trusted with the oversight of property or funds. There are many fiduciary duty examples, including a lawyer and client, a trustee and a beneficiary, a corporate board member […]