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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?  I… 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

Estate Planning for Cryptocurrencies

Estate planning, like most aspects of life, changes over time. One of the most striking recent changes is the need to plan for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, which did not exist a little more than a decade ago. Yet because of the potential value of t… Read More

Should You Keep Your Will at Your Lawyer's Office?

Most people understand the importance of making an estate plan: to provide for the future security of your loved ones and distribute your possessions according to your wishes after your death. But many people fail to consider the importance of detail… Read More

Good News Regarding Ohio's 529 Plan and Taxes

In late 2017, the U.S. Congress passed the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Some months later, the Ohio legislature passed, and the governor signed into law, S.B. 22, which incorporated into Ohio income tax law some of the changes in federal tax… Read More

Why You Don't Need to Be Afraid of Irrevocable Trusts in Estate Tax and Asset Protection Planning

You probably know that trusts can be a great tool for avoiding probate, minimizing estate tax, and protecting assets. What you may not know is which type of trust is best for your purposes. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at irrevocable gr… Read More

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