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What is involved with probate administration?

Ohio residents who want their assets distributed in a certain way after they pass away need to write a valid will and name a probate administrator to manage their wishes. Probate administration encompasses a number of responsibilities and it is impor… Read More
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Naming an executor for your estate

We have discussed a variety of issues that arise with estates on this blog, from undue influence to creating an effective will. However, there are far more issues to address, some of which you may be currently dealing with. For example, you may be ha… Read More
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Tips to writing a valid will

Writing a will in Ohio may not be on the top of many people’s priority lists, but it is important in order to prevent a legal battle between loved ones. Not only is it important to include all significant and relevant items for distribution, it is… Read More
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Challenging a will on the grounds of undue influence

Imagine that before he passed away, your father had a new girlfriend. Shortly after they started dating, you saw less and less of him. Every time you called to check in, she answered the phone and provided some excuse for why he couldn’t talk. Afte… Read More
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Types of trusts

The process of estate division in Ohio is often long and complicated. However, one way to streamline the process is to establish trusts. According to the IRS, a trust gives the title of assets to another person, who is then required to distribute or… Read More
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What are revocable living trusts?

If you are thinking about preparing an estate plan, you may have various options to choose from. Sometimes, people opt to move forward with wills, while others focus on trusts. However, there are different types of trusts and it is pivotal for you to… Read More
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Working through probate litigation properly

When it comes to probate litigation, there are a myriad of issues you may be dealing with. For example, you may be challenging a portion of a will or the entire will altogether. Or, perhaps you are setting up an estate plan and want to figure out how… Read More
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Tips for creating a will

Writing a will can be a difficult and complicated task, and it is essential to understand the factors involved before delving into the estate planning process. According to ABC News, one important initial step is to choose witnesses and the executor… Read More
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Going over some of the advantages of trusts

When it comes to estate planning, you may have all sorts of considerations to think through. For example, you may be wondering how you should divvy out your assets to beneficiaries, or whether you should move forward with a trust or will. At Baker, D… Read More
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Working through emotional estate disputes

Estate disputes arise for all sorts of reasons. In North Canton, and in other cities around the whole state of Ohio, some of these disputes occur because beneficiaries believe that their rights have been violated and they have been denied inheritance… Read More
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