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...

A Neighborhood Cincinnati Law Firm for Everybody

Three generations of Donnellons have been involved with the law firm of Donnellon, Donnellon & Miller. Each generation has had different areas of legal expertise, and as a result, the firm covers an impressive range of legal territory. The first Donnellon generation was represented by...

Which Assets Are Subject To Probate?

In case the subject of probate is new to you, here is the basic framework. The court distributes some assets and property, and this process of posthumous distribution is called probate. Other assets go directly to the beneficiaries of an estate, without any involvement from...

How Do Estate Plans Change With Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Let’s present a hypothetical that may or may not be reality: let’s say you know you have advancing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, and you want to change your legal plans to reflect this fact. For your own peace of mind, you want to set everything...

For The First Time in 25 years, Ohio’s Child Support Laws Have Changed

If you know anyone paying or receiving child support, or working with a child custody lawyer, this information may be important to share: House Bill 366 took effect in March of 2019, and these are the first changes we have seen in Ohio’s child support...

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