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    Five Things About Ohio Estate Planning You Should Know

    Planning your estate does not have to be a difficult process, but it can be a learning experience for those…

    by Shannon Dawes
  • Why Don’t I Get My Inheritance Now?

    It’s a common misconception (fed by television shows and other works of fiction) that when a person dies testate (that…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    Arbitration or Litigation in Probate Disputes in Ohio?

    Administering a decedent’s estate is not always an easy task. Where the decedent died with a will or trust in…

    by Shannon Dawes
  • Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Estate Planning in Ohio?

    Every so often, a survey (like this 2017 survey from suggests that a solid majority of Americans do not…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    Oral Gifts Made Preceding Death in Ohio

    As a person nears the end of his or her life, it is common for that person to gather his…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    Do You Need a Large Amount of Property to Draft a Will in Ohio?

    One common reason lawyers hear for people not drafting wills is people think they do not have enough property to…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    “I Don’t Want My Children Arguing Over My Estate!”

    For those who take the time to picture their own funeral and how they would like to be remembered by…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    Your Estate Planning Team – Who Is On Your Bench?

    Football season is underway, and now is a great time to evaluate and update your estate plan. Just as the…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    Understanding the Spouse’s “Elective Share” in Probate Cases

    A will is one of the most basic and easily-recognized estate planning documents. Simply put, a will is one person’s…

    by Shannon Dawes
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    Typical Costs in an Ohio Probate Case

    Typical Costs in an Ohio Probate Case Nothing in life is free – and it appears that things are not…

    by Shannon Dawes