Wills—Who Needs ‘Em?

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“What an awful thing to think about—death, and what happens after I die!” Because of this many people, maybe most, put off making a Will. The fact is that if a person does not make a Will, the state in which that person resides makes a Will for him/her. Often, it is not the Will… Read more »

Common Reasons for Contesting the Validity of a Will

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The process of contesting a will can be complicated as it is quite difficult to prove its invalidity. The law considers a will as the proof of the testator’s wishes regarding the distribution of their assets and property. Since they are no longer alive to voice their desires, the courts strictly follow the will, which… Read more »

Common Questions about Ohio Probate

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  Without a will or estate plan, everyone’s estate will go through probate. Even people with a plan in place may have some assets that still need to go through the probate system, yet many people do not fully understand what probate is or how the process works. Here are some common questions and answers regarding… Read more »

New Trend: Probate-free Real Estate Deeds

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Right now, over half of the states across the country allow for homeowners to transfer property with a simple real estate deed that helps avoid the probate process. Called a beneficiary or transfer on death deed, more and more people are working with their estate planning attorneys to use these deeds in lieu of probate. With… Read more »