Contesting A Will: What You Need to Know

If you are considering contesting a Will, there are some questions you should ask. Also, be aware that contesting a Will can cost you a great deal of time and money. It is not a quick or simple process. If you successfully contest a Will,...

Estate Planning & Education: How Can a 529 Plan Help You Pay for College?

If you or someone in your family will be facing large school costs — be they private grade school, college, graduate school, or trade school — a 529 plan is a smart way to allocate funds while reducing other tax burdens. The particularly smart aspect...

The Four Most Crucial Documents To Have in Your Estate Plan

Your estate plans are a firm, legal method for protecting your family. Putting legal documentation in place to ensure your family is safe and provided for is a terrific way to prove how much you care about them. In the event of anything unfortunate happening...

How Family Issues Can Affect Estate Planning

When considering estate planning, many people think of avoiding estate taxes — and other forms of taxation — as the biggest threat. According to a group of estate planning professionals, however, the main concern should be family fights. At the 52nd Annual Heckerling Institute on...

Five Big Mistakes You Could Make with Your Estate Plans

Estate professionals see many of these plans go into place, and many of these plans going awry. When you work with us, we can help steer you away from potential missteps. In the meantime, though, here are some of the biggest mistakes people make, so...

How Does Your Faith Affect Your Living Will?

None of us enjoy thinking about being medically incapacitated. The idea of being so sick, injured, or close to death is a painful one. However, there are decisions we all must make about how we would want our final days to look, if given the...

What Exactly Is An Advance Directive?

A Living Will is a type of advance directive. Any kind of advance directive is a set of legal instructions that clarify the type of medical care you would prefer, in the event of a situation in which you cannot make decisions for yourself. If...

What Is An Elder Law Attorney and What Do They Do?

Senior citizens have different needs than younger adults. There are different types of concerns and questions that a person has as they become older — whether or not they are able to retire. An elder law attorney specializes in the needs of older adults. This...

Who Can Challenge A Will?

Not everyone can contest a Will. If Person A owes you money, and then Person A passes away without repaying that debt, you may not be able to get any money from the estate. Unless you meet one of the criteria listed below, you will...

A Summary of Ohio Probate Laws

Whether a decedent had a valid Will or not, the probate process happens in the state of Ohio. The process begins, as any probate lawyer in Cincinnati is well aware, when the court appoints a person who can take care of the estate and its...

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