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Will Your Personal Representative Be Able to Access Your Apple Account?

If you have an estate plan, when you die, the personal representative of your estate (and/or your trustee, if you have a trust) will be able to access most of your assets: your bank accounts, your investments, your real estate. But you may not have t… Read More

Where Does Your Trust Live (and Why Does It Matter)?

If you have a trust, you probably don’t think of it as having a residence. After all, it’s not a person, or even an entity; technically, a trust is a relationship between the person who created it (the grantor), the person who administers it (the… Read More

Moving a Nursing Home Resident From One State to Another

It’s a fairly common scenario: an older person, whose adult children may live in different states, begins to need more care than they can get at home. The older person and their family make the decision that nursing home care is needed, and a p… Read More

Five Essential Ohio Estate Planning Documents

You have no doubt heard and read a lot about the importance of having an estate plan. It is true that every adult (even young adults) needs an estate plan. But what exactly makes up an estate plan? Are there documents you must have, and those you can… Read More

Understanding the Different Types of Dementia

As you can imagine, we see many people in our law office who have a loved one suffering from dementia. Family members and spouses often find themselves needing to make decisions to keep a patient and their assets safe. Unfortunately, the nature of de… Read More

Bond Requirements for Ohio Guardians: What You Need to Know

If you have a loved one who is no longer able to manage their own affairs and finances, you may be considering applying for guardianship in order to help them. You have probably looked into the circumstances under which a guardian can be appointed, b… Read More

Can a Guardian Make an Estate Plan for a Ward?

A guardian of a legally incapacitated adult can do a lot of things for him or her: pay and collect debts, file lawsuits on the ward’s behalf, make investments, manage real estate, and more. But can a guardian make an estate plan for a ward? It… Read More

Podcast - Buying a Multi-Owner Hunting Property: Conversation w/ Attorney Ted Gudorf

On this episode we talk to an estate planning attorney, Ted Gudorf, J.D., LL.M., about buying hunting property with a group of buddies as well as some of the things to consider when passing down your hunting property to your children. Read More

Assisted Suicide Bills Pending in Many States

The Maine Legislature voted this week to legalize assisted suicide. The measure passed by a one-vote margin, and, at this writing, sits on the governor’s desk awaiting signature. The bill would allow doctors to prescribe terminally-ill patients wit… Read More

Electronic Wills in Ohio

A last will and testament is an important document; among other things, it dictates the distribution of a deceased person’s property to his or her intended beneficiaries. As such, it is important to be sure that a document appearing to be a val… Read More

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