Important Probate Rules Everyone Should Know

When a person dies, what happens next depends on whether the deceased person had any foundational estate planning documents such as a Last Will and Testament (otherwise known as a Will) or trust, who the living relatives are, and their relationship to the person who...

COMPLICATIONS THAT CAN SLOW DOWN THE PROBATE PROCESS

It is hard to lose a loved one.  While you are trying to cope with grief and other difficult emotions, a probate administration to address their legal and financial affairs can add additional stress and anxiety.  A lengthy probate administration often keeps the...

Q & A on Probate Basics in Ohio

What is Probate? Probate is the legal process in which a deceased person’s will is validated, their assets are identified, debts are paid off, and the remaining property is distributed to their beneficiaries. What is an Executor? An executor, also known as a...

Slicing Your Estate Planning Pi(e)

What? You didn’t know that March 14 (3/14) is National Pi Day? We didn’t either until recently, but now we know this celebratory day was established (you guessed it!) by a physicist (Larry Shaw) to recognize the mathematical constant (𝛑) whose first three digits are...