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  • The Most Neglected Estate Planning Document in Ohio

    Although numerous websites, advertisements, and articles espouse the benefits of creating an estate plan, a 2020 article from Caring.com found…

    by Shannon Dawes
  • Do-It-Yourself Estate Plans – Review Them, or Replace Them?

    Do-it-yourself estate planning kits and websites are a popular choice among those who believe they have the know-how to look…

    by Shannon Dawes
  • Missing Hearings in an Ongoing Ohio Probate Case – What Can You Do?

    Some probate proceedings are simple and require only a handful of hearings. The estate of a person who passes away…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    What To Do if You Find a Loved One’s Will Too Late

    Suppose that a beloved family member passed away. Before passing, this family member did not disclose to you or any…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    What is Difference Between a Living Will and Power of Attorney Ohio?

    At Dawes Legal, LLC, we enjoy being able to help educate clients on estate planning matters. Not only to we…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    The Incomplete Will: The Legal Issues Concerning “Do-it-yourself” Will or Trust Kits in Ohio

    Perhaps a loved one heard about a “do-it-yourself” will or trust kit on the radio or from an online advertiser.…

    by Shannon Dawes
  • Valuation of Assets within an Estate Plan

    Can My Loved One’s Ohio Estate Planning Attorney Help Us Administer an Estate?

    Finding a lawyer that one can trust is not easy. Oftentimes, individuals choose attorneys based upon the recommendations and experiences…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    It May Be Time to Review Your Ohio Living Will

    A living will or advance care directive is a powerful part of any estate plan. When properly drafted and enacted,…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    Does an Ohio Estate Plan Help My Family Settle My Affairs More Quickly?

    Under ideal circumstances, a decedent’s estate in Ohio should be settled within six months after the probate case is initially…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    Validity of Estate Plans Made Before “Extreme” Events

    There is an old adage: “There are no atheists in foxholes.” In other words, when someone is under extreme duress…

    by Shannon Dawes