Legal Definitions in Probate
If you are dealing with a probate matter or you are preparing your estate plan, you are likely to encounter several terms that are unfamiliar to you. This is to be expected if you have not been required to handle probate matters. It can be a little overwhelming as attorneys, court staff, and judges begin […]Read More
Prince’s Estate: Who Are the Heirs?
When Prince died on April 21, it was a shock to many of his fans and those in the entertainment industry. However, a bigger shock was about to hit the news feeds — Prince died without a will. How could someone that had achieved the fame and fortune of Prince die without a will. Wasn’t […]Read More
What will happen to my pet when I die?
Some people refer to them as “fur-babies” while others call them their “four-legged children.” However you refer to your pets, one thing is clear: our pets are part of our family. The thought of our pets being placed in a shelter upon our death or incapacitation is one we cannot tolerate. However, if you do […]Read More
Why Buying Cheap Costs You More
The old saying, “You get what you pay for,” is true in most areas including legal services. Good legal services are not cheap, it’s that simple. And cheap legal services are too expensive and risky in the long run. Attorneys with experience charge higher fees because their experience is of great benefit to their clients. […]Read More
Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
Estate planning for unmarried couples can be a bit tricky because Ohio’s marriage laws and probate laws do not afford the same protections for unmarried couples that they do for married couples. Therefore, unmarried couples must take steps to ensure that their partners are protected when they die. Otherwise, the partner may not be eligible […]Read More
David Bowie’s Estate: Why an Estate Plan Is Important
When news outlets first published the details of David Bowie’s estate plan, it surprised many people that a man who was almost bankrupt in the 1970s left $135 million to his family and several close acquaintances. Not only is this an example of how careful planning and a few great business deals can reverse financial […]Read More