Why You Need A Special Needs Trust For Child With Autism

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Many parents with disabled children worry about how their kids will survive when they are no longer here to support them emotionally and financially. But, unfortunately, leaving money to your child with autism may prevent him from receiving assistance from Social Security’s Supplement Security Income and Medicaid. Most beneficiaries in these programs only have a… Read more »

How to Avoid a Contested Estate in Ohio

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An estate is broadly defined as the collective value of all property, assets, and liabilities that are owned, controlled or owed by a person. When someone passes away in Ohio, their estate may be required to go through the probate process. It is possible to avoid probate, and our estate planning lawyer can help you… Read more »

How to Protect Your Estate Using Elder Planning

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Senior citizens and other older Americans have unique legal needs. As noted by the Ohio Department of Aging, elder law is a specialized practice area that is focused on the issues facing older adults. Planning is critically important. With the right legal structure in place, you can protect yourself, your family, and your assets. Here,… Read more »

Why a Lawyer is Needed When Buying and Selling Businesses

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According to data provided by Small Business Trends, more than 10,000 businesses are sold nationwide each year. The purchase or sale of a business is one of the most complicated transactions. Proceeding without experienced legal representation could be a big (and costly) mistake. Here are three reasons why you should always work with an attorney… Read more »

Why Annuities and Other Retirement Accounts are Protected from Lawsuits

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Asset protection is an important part of estate planning. A well-constructed estate plan can help you protect your assets from creditor claims and other lawsuits. Notably, annuities and other retirement accounts are among the most effective creditor protection tools available. In this article, our Cortland estate planning attorney explains the key things to know about… Read more »

Common-Law Marriage and Probate in Ohio

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Common-law marriage is a legal framework whereby a couple could be considered “married” based on the length of their relationship and the representations that they make to friends and family—even without a formal marriage license. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) notes that only eight states still actively recognize common-law marriages. Ohio is no… Read more »