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What Is a Trustee Required to Do?

You might be considering using a trust as part of your estate plan—or someone may have asked you to be the trustee for their estate. Before you make a final decision, make sure you understand what is required of trustees....
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How Divorce Affects Bankruptcy

Unfortunately, not every marriage works out—and many of them fail due to financial issues. Whether you’re ending your marriage because you’re drowning in debt, or your divorce is the reason for your debt, bankruptcy may help you recover. Since your...
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Estate Planning for LGBTQ Couples

Same-sex marriage has been federally recognized since 2015, thanks to the Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges. This landmark decision afforded the same automatic legal protections to LGBTQ couples as heterosexual couples receive—but that doesn’t protect you if you choose...
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Signs of Non-Physical Nursing Home Abuse

When we think of nursing home abuse, it is often purely physical. You’ve probably heard horror stories of elderly patients left bruised and injured from rough care. Nursing home abuse can also be non-physical, which is much harder to detect...
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How to Leave Cryptocurrency in Your Will

Cryptocurrency is becoming more mainstream, but some practicalities—like leaving it to someone else in your will—have not quite caught on. A person could have millions in Bitcoin when they die unexpectedly, but if their loved ones don’t know it exists...
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Employment Law Uniformity Act

On January 12, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill 352, the Employment Law Uniformity Act. The law becomes effective on April 13, 2021 and makes significant changes to Ohio’s framework for addressing workplace discrimination claims as codified...
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How Trusts Can Help Avoid Probate

When you plan to leave your estate to loved ones, a little strategic planning can ensure that most, if not all of your assets, can bypass probate in Ohio. Probate and its associated fees can account for some of your...
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Events Triggering a Will Update

If you have a living will, you may not have given much thought to updating it. After all, what could have changed so dramatically that you would need to update your estate plan? Actually, many life events, both big and...
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Small Business Restructuring

Small business owners throughout the country have suffered due to COVID-19 shutdowns and the resulting financial recession. Even though more than $20 billion was issued through the Small Business Administration disaster loan program, there are many business owners still in...
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Ohio COVID Immunity Law Article

The COVID pandemic has permeated every aspect of business and personal life.  There have been shut downs, restrictions, and procedures that businesses are supposed to follow which have frequently changed.  As a response on September 14, 2020 Governor DeWine signed...
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What Makes a Will Valid in Ohio?

Do you have a valid will? Regardless of your age or health, a will is extremely important. Although we can make plans for the future, it is critical to have plans in writing for distributing your assets to your loved...
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