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A Guide to Divorce and Estate Planning

Like everyone, you have a vision for your future, and plans for how it will unfold. Unfortunately, the prospect of a divorce throws a wrench in those plans. You may need to change course regarding a number of objectives, including your estate plan. T… Read More

2022 Updates: FDIC Insurance for Trusts

If you have ever walked into a bank, you may have noticed signage that indicates that each depositor is insured to a certain amount by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). It’s likely that you’ve never given those signs—or the FDIC… Read More

3 Legal Documents College Students Should Have

If you’re the parent of a recent high school graduate or new college student, congratulations! This is an exciting time for both you and your child. You get to celebrate their achievements, and look forward to their bright future as they move into… Read More

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