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How to contest a trust from home

How to contest a trust from home

How to contest a trust from home It is very common to contest a trust. It is possible to avoid going to court for your inheritance because trust disputes are usually settled outside of court. You won’t even need to travel far to meet with your beneficiaries. Zoom, Skype, and Facetime are all options for initial case evaluations. You can…

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Estate planning 101: What to do, how to plan and what options you have

Estate planning 101: What to do, how to plan and what options you have

KEY POINTS Estate planning is a relatively straightforward process. You don’t need to be wealthy or older to begin estate planning; the sooner you start, the better. The key actions include: 1) Drafting a will and a living will. 2) A healthcare power of attorney. 3) Naming your beneficiaries. You can avoid much pain and suffering later by getting your…

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Common Signs of Elder Abuse & What to do

Common Signs of Elder Abuse & What to do

COMMON SIGNS OF ELDER ABUSE AND WHAT TO DO Senior Elder abuse is defined by the World Health Organization as “any single, repeated, or inadequate action which causes distress or harm to an older person” and can be either men or women. While some people don’t know or are unable to recognize that their elderly loved one needs better care, others deliberately…

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How scammers are targeting elders?

Scammers are all around. Every day seems to bring a new scam alert. Scams are now part of everyday life, whether it’s credit card frauds, phone scams or email scams. Scams are so common and reach so many people that it is vital to protect yourself as well as your elderly loved ones. Scammers can target seniors in particular. A…

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Is your loved one responsible for the debts of their deceased spouse?

Spouses and children often ask each other the following question after the death of a loved one: “Am I liable for the debts of the deceased?“ The general answer is NO. Heirs and next-of-kin are not personally liable for debts owed by the deceased. The estate of the deceased person may be responsible for properly-presented claims. Ohio law gives a…

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Medicaid Planning in Ohio

You may reach a point in your life where your health has declined and you should plan for your future care needs. There are many options available to you, including in-home, assisted living, and nursing home care. This can cause significant financial stress for you and your family. In the face of an unexpected event, most people have to pay…

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How are Estate Planning disputes are settled in Ohio?

HOW ARE ESTATE PLANNING DISPUTES ARE SETTLED IN OHIO? A lot of people feel reassured about wills. It is more likely that a will end up in court than any other legal agreement. A family feud can lead to a permanent split. This can delay the sale of estate assets for many years and may result in professional fees that…

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What to consider before hiring an expert real estate attorney?

Especially in the area of residential real estate, many transactions are completed using standardized forms and templates. However, even these documents may contain vague or unclear terms that can result in costly complications. Experienced Attorney A qualified real estate attorney can draft a sales agreement and review financial records, ensuring that all wrinkles are ironed out before closing. In fact,…

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What should we know before hiring a probate attorney?

Some people leave property, money, and other valuables to family and friends. While others have more specific requests. Depending on your age, you may need to choose legal guardians for your children in your will. Find an estate planning and probate attorney that specializes in your type of estate planning. Some lawyers are highly skilled in handling large sums of…

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Why Putting Your Family Home In A Trust Is A Smart Move

Smart Economics: Why it is wise to put your family home in a trust While you should always consult your Lawyer to determine the best estate planning strategies to suit your specific circumstances, this blog will discuss trusts (irrevocable and revocable) and outline the expected benefits of trusts to pass your home on to your loved ones. Proper estate planning…

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