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The Probate Process in Ohio

We’ve all seen TV dramas where, after the death of someone in the family, heirs, and others gather in a study where someone reads the terms of the decedent’s last will and testament. Suddenly, a gasp arises from someone who feels cheated or left out.

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The Differences Between Guardianship & Adoption

Although guardianship and adoption are two different legal arrangements, there remains some confusion surrounding these two processes. As an attorney who assists individuals and families with both guardianship and adoption, I’m often asked about the differences between them.

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Common Misconceptions About Probate

Establishing a will is one key step in your estate planning process, but it’s not the only one. It is important to be knowledgeable about the best route for your family when it comes to your estate.

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Talking to Parents About Estate Planning & Dementia Concerns

Starting a conversation with aging parents about estate planning is a difficult but necessary task. No one likes to think about their own passing, but the longer these discussions are put off, the harder they become. This is becoming even more important since fewer and fewer seniors report having an estate plan.

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Important Documents to Have in Place Before Dementia Sets In

A lengthy study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimated that a dementia-free male aged 65 had a 14.3 percent probability of developing dementia at some point in his life. For 65-year-old dementia-free females, the comparable percentage was 21.7.

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Important Probate <br>Terms to Know

Probate is the legal process for settling the estates of those who die. Probate can be a confusing concept for those embarking on estate planning and certainly for those who’ve lost a loved one and now must face the prospect of nine months or more of court proceedings before their loved one’s assets can be distributed to heirs.

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Your Role as an Executor

Approximately 50,000 estates are filed each year in the Probate Division of Ohio’s Courts of Common Pleas. The substance of the estates, decedents, and heirs vary widely. However, they all share the need for an executor to administer them.

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