Estate Planning for Recent College Graduates

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If you just completed your undergraduate studies, you are likely not thinking about your Last Will and Testament. You may be in your twenties. Hopefully, you are still 50, 60, 70, or even 80 years away from your demise. However, there are still aspects of...

Could There Be a Rise in Divorces During COVID-19?

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A great deal of press and chatter has been spent on the notion of baby booms after times of stress or crisis. For example, if a blackout takes out electricity in a major city for an extended period, newspapers will sometimes check to see if...

Why is an Estate Plan So Crucial During COVID-19?

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One of the most unsettling aspects of a pandemic situation is how quickly a virus can spread. We see news accounts of people who were otherwise healthy developing a dry cough, and then quickly seeing their conditions accelerate until they are in the hospital on...

Driver’s License Suspension: How Many Points is Too Many?

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In Ohio, the maximum number of points accumulated before a driver’s license suspension is eleven within a two-year time period. Upon receiving the twelfth or higher point, the state suspends the driver’s license for six months. How Do You Accrue Points On Your License? Points...

What Happens To My Rental Property If I Die Without A Will?

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If you are a landlord – that is, if you own a property that you rent out, either commercially or as a residence – you have a great deal of responsibility. You have tenants who depend on you, and depend upon the property you own....

What Does “Payable On Death” Mean in Estate Planning?

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Payable on death (POD), , is an agreement between financial institution and a client that designates beneficiaries to receive all of a client’s assets. The immediate transfer of assets is triggered by the death of the client. This can be perceived as morbid, but the...

Own Rental Property? Consider an LLC.

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Have you decided to invest in a rental property? Congratulations! While this is often a smart investment for your future, there are many things to consider before placing your property on the market. Many people prefer the option of renting, rather than buying, a home....

Estate Planning During The Time Of COVID-19

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We are all experiencing many different emotions at this unique time in our lives and each day brings different challenges. It seems as though each day, sometimes each hour, brings something new to which we must adapt. Whether it is becoming the stay-at-home parent, morphing...

Celebrity Probate Cases: Voyeuristic Thrill or Cautionary Tales?

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Danielle and Andy Mayoras are a married couple, and both are probate lawyers. The Mayoras couple is based in Michigan, where they run a practice that deals with probate, elder law, and estate planning, among other issues. The couple wrote a book entitled Trial &...

Seven Steps To Your Estate Plan

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Estate planning is the perfect way to prepare for any contingencies. If you are injured, your family is protected. If, Heaven forbid, you pass away unexpectedly, your family is protected. Here are steps you can take to get your estate plans in order: Write a...

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