February 13, 2024

How Does Probate Work After Death?

Ohio’s Probate Process Probate, often misunderstood and overlooked during estate planning, is decisive in ensuring that the decedent’s assets are properly handled by their wishes and Ohio law. Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC, based in Toledo, OH, provides an in-depth look into probate, aiming to clarify […]
October 24, 2022
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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 […]
January 7, 2022
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Benefits & Disadvantages Payable-on-Death (POD) Accounts

Payable-on-Death (POD) Accounts Explained One of your goals in your estate plan should be to protect as many assets as possible from the probate court process. One tool you can consider is a payable-on-death account. A payable-on-death account is a type of account where a client […]
December 14, 2021
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What Is Joint Tenancy?

Joint Tenancy Explained “Joint tenancy” and “survivorship” are related terms that refer to how real estate and other assets can be titled. With joint tenancy, the real estate is titled to two or more people jointly, and each owner possesses an equal share of the real […]
December 13, 2021
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How to Probate a Decedent’s Estate

Do You Need To Probate? Probate in Ohio is the legal process that determines the value and distribution of the assets of a deceased person, known as a decedent, who was an Ohio resident at the time of death. Probate is necessary to protect the decedent’s […]
September 30, 2021
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What Is Probate Litigation?

Probate Litigation Explained If you are a beneficiary, executor, or interested party preparing for probate litigation, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. The passing of a loved one or friend is an emotional time compounded by the stress of their affairs, bank accounts, property, possessions, and […]
August 24, 2021
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Top Questions To Ask A Probate Attorney

Working With A Probate Lawyer Dealing with the passing of a loved one can be difficult, and the thought of going through probate for that person’s estate can seem overwhelming. But it helps to understand the probate process, and it’s beneficial to have a qualified probate […]
July 29, 2021

Denied Life Insurance Claim Attorneys in Ohio

Here To Help Have you filed a life insurance claim and been denied? Are you in the process of filing and worried about the potential outcome? The passing of a loved one is already a traumatic and stressful experience. Don’t let a denied life insurance claim […]
March 29, 2021
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How To Contest An Executor Of A Will

Contesting A Will Executor The executor of a will is the most critical player in ensuring that your loved one’s wishes are carried out correctly. They are responsible for ensuring that beneficiaries receive a prompt and fair inheritance, that the estate is financially secure and all […]