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Case Study: Estate Planning Process at Gudorf Law Group

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that you need an estate plan, or need to update the one that you have. But you might not be sure where to start, or what the process involves. If so, you’re not alone: a recent study found that on… Read More

Payable on Death Account vs. Transfer on Death Account

Avoiding probate is an important estate planning goal for many people. Although probate isn’t usually as burdensome as people fear, if you can transfer an asset more easily and directly, why not do so? Assets in a will have to go through probate, a… Read More

Benefits of a Standalone Retirement Trust in Ohio

If you are at or near retirement age, you have probably spent most of your adult life putting away money in your IRA and other retirement funds. While carefully saving, you probably envisioned how you would use the money in your golden years: to trav… Read More

Joe Biden’s Tax Plan: What Has and Has Not Changed

When a new president takes office, tax planners and financial planners sift through campaign promises as if they were tea leaves, trying to predict what laws will change and how to adjust their planning accordingly. President Joe Biden has been in of… Read More

What Is An Estate and What Is Estate Planning?

Estate Planning Attorney Ted Gudorf explains What Is an Estate and What is Estate Planning? An Estate includes all the money – property that you own including homes, cars, collections & retirement accounts. It is a lifetime process, where I… Read More

Advance Directives in Ohio

Estate planning is about much more than disposing of your assets after your death. An important part of your estate plan deals with decision-making for your care during life, in the event that you are unable to make or express decisions for yourself.… Read More

Meet Megan: Why I Specialize in Estate Planning

By Megan Gaskin Even though my original path wasn’t in estate planning, I have always loved helping people and counseling them when they need guidance. After one of my loved ones was in a major car accident that drastically changed their life, I sa… Read More

Top 5 Most Common Family Farm Estate Planning Mistakes

Estate planning is important for all adults, regardless of assets. That said, certain situations call for more specialized planning than others; family farm estate planning is definitely one of those. A family farm is a source of income, a significan… Read More

Meet Andrew: Attorney with Extensive Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning Knowledge

By Andrew White, JD No one likes to think about losing a loved one. But when the unthinkable happens, you need people you can lean on and trust to help you make difficult decisions and move forward. I became an attorney because I wanted to be that pe… Read More

What's The Difference Between A Will Vs. A Trust?

In this video Ted Gudorf of Gudorf Law Group, LLC will walk you through the difference between a will and trust. A will is a document that directs what happens to your property after you die; it also names an executor who is responsible for carrying… Read More