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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

Guardianship of Incompetent Adults: State Contests Guardianship by Nephew with Aim of “Protecting” Uncle's Assets

Protecting assets against loss to unforeseen medical situations or interference by government agencies is an important step of the estate planning process. Proper estate planning early on can eliminate most forms of loss and minimize others. Read More

Guardianship of a Minor in Ohio: How They Work, When They Apply, and What Happens When They're Contested

Where guardianship of a minor is involved, it is best to be represented by an experienced estate planning and probate attorney. They can assist with the application for guardianship or objection to the appointment of a person or entity as guardian. Read More

Power of Attorney vs. Legal Guardianship: What’s the Difference?

While power of attorney and legal guardianship can perform similar functions in some cases, they are vastly difference in terms of who is appointed, who does the appointing and how much control the appointed agent or guardian has. Throughout Ohio, pr… Read More

Setting Legal Guardianship & ensuring Inheritance: Keys to Estate Planning for Young Families

Setting legal guardianship for your children and making sure you leave enough of an inheritance to support your children are the key objectives to estate planning for young families. Life insurance and a revocable living trust are the primary compone… Read More

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