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Family Estate Planning: How to Start A Conversation With Your Parents

Done together as a family, estate planning helps everyone feel secure about the future. Starting by discussing living wills, going to an estate planning seminar, or meeting together with a Dayton estate planning attorney can get the ball rolling. Bri… Read More

Medical Power of Attorney for Adult Children’s Medical Emergencies

Medical power of attorney (also called healthcare power of attorney) allows you to designate another person(s) to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unconscious or mentally incapacitated. My daughter recently turned 20 and is headed to… Read More

Limited Power of Attorney & Other Tools to Avoid Conflict Between Co-Agents

A Limited Power of Attorney, rather than General Power of Attorney, is one of the chief tools I use as an estate planning lawyer to reduce potential conflict between co-agents. Besides a Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney, it’s a good ide… 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

Farm & Family Business Succession Planning: The Important Role of Insurance

In farm and family business succession planning, permanent life insurance policies play an extremely important role in that they equalize an inheritance between heirs who want to receive and run the farm or business and those who don’t. Combined wi… Read More

Ohio Nursing Home & Long Term Care: The First Priorities of Late-Life Planning

In Ohio, nursing homes and long-term care needs should be the first priorities of estate planning for folks over 65. Wills, trusts, and other estate planning tools that divide your estate amongst your heirs will mean little if your estate is consumed… Read More

Family Farm Succession Planning: Gathering Your Team

Family Farm Succession Planning: Gathering Your Team Family farm succession planning is critical to ensuring that your family’s farm is passed to your heirs quickly, equitably and with minimal arguments or disruption to farm operations. As a Dayton… Read More

Protecting The Family Farm Through Trusts

Farm Property, Trusts & Limited Liability Companies: Preserving Ohio Family Farms for Future Generations Placing farm property in a trust-owned limited liability company (LLC) is often a key component of protecting a family farm against estate ta… Read More

Advance Directives in Dayton & Ohio: Free Family Members from Difficult Decisions

Living Wills & Advance Directives in Dayton and Ohio: Essential Elements You Need to Include When planning living wills or advance directives in Dayton and Ohio, there are several elements that need to be considered in order to be fully prepared.… Read More

Estate Planning in Dayton & Ohio: Free your family from difficult decisions & arguments over inheritance

Estate planning in Dayton and Ohio gives you control over your health care decisions and distribution of your assets if you are mentally incapacitated or deceased. At the very minimum, you should have a will, a durable power of attorney, a durable he… Read More

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