What Do I Need To Know About Custody?

Before you meet with your family law attorney, you may want to familiarize yourself with some of the terminology surrounding legal custody. There are many things to consider when embarking on the process of establishing and delineating custody. Understanding Child Custody “Sole custody” gives one parent decision making authority, as well...

How Long Does A Divorce Take?

When meeting with a divorce attorney, it may help you to keep in mind that divorce is a process, not an immediate action. And while you might think it would feel good to have the finalization come right away, the courts have certain reasons for prolonging the...

Do Couples Disagree About Estate Planning? 

Every Cincinnati estate planning lawyer has certain concerns they take into account when working with a couple on their estate plan. Building and writing a Will can be an emotional process, and making sure loved ones and dependents are cared for carries with it an unusual set of...

What Exactly Is Probate?

When I meet a new person, our initial conversation often follows these lines: “What do you do for a living?” “I’m a Cincinnati probate attorney.” “Oh! Great. What is probate?” Many people are unfamiliar with probate, and for understandable reasons. If you have never been...

Four Surprising Facts About Divorce

Here are four stats about divorce that may not be widely known: 1. Expensive weddings more often lead to divorce A pair of researchers at Sacramento State, Andrew Francis-Tan and Hugo Mialon, conducted a study in which they viewed the association between wedding spending and marriage...

What Happens To The Family Dog After A Divorce?

As a divorce lawyer, and as an animal lover, the question of canine custody is one that tugs at our heart-strings. It is also a question that has some interesting answers. Divorce? Who Gets To Keep The Dog? Dogs are considered personal property in the eyes...

The Disappearance of Instant Divorce

While a divorce lawyer can help individuals in Cincinnati and around the United States maneuver through court proceedings and the like, in India, “instant divorces” were a unique option where some women weren’t even able to use one. This is now coming to an end....

What to Consider Before Drafting a Will

Each state has its own laws surrounding estates, Wills, and inheritance taxes. As attorneys in Cincinnati who focus on Probate matters, we are most familiar with Ohio state laws, but we can certainly cover general concerns for other states as well. In nearly all cases, Wills require the signatures of two...

The Wisdom of Making a Will in Cincinnati

You may hear people encourage you to write a Will, and formalize that document. Even if you are in perfect health, having such documentation in place can put your mind at ease and reassure your loved ones. (And yes, we are Cincinnati Estate Planning attorneys and probate lawyers,...

Who Pays the Bills of a Deceased Person?

Let’s say, hypothetically, that a member of your family has passed away. Who then pays the bills for this family member? Generally, this family member’s estate is responsible for such payments. The Executor of the Will is charged with the tasks of collecting the decedent’s property, paying all...

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