Probate

November 20, 2019
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Probate – How Long Does It Last?

The legal process that takes place after a person’s death is called probate. Probate can include validating a will, inventory of property and assets, property appraisal, and more. During this process, the property can be used to pay debts and taxes, leaving what’s left to be […]
November 16, 2019
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Ohio Probate Law: Everything You Need to Know

When someone dies without the right estate plan in place, their assets may enter the probate process. In Ohio, probate is a court-supervised legal process that ensures the deceased individual’s debts and taxes are properly paid and that assets are delivered to the designated people. This […]
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 […]