will

May 18, 2018
Hourglass representing Simultaneous Death

Simultaneous Death

Many of us have heard the tragic story of spouses being killed in a common accident, or one spouse dying and the other following a couple days later.  Not only does the family need to grieve two losses, but the family must now handle two estates. It gets more complicated than that.  Because two people […]
December 27, 2017
Estate Plan

New Year’s Resolution: Create or Update Your Estate Plan

A new year means new beginnings – spending more time with your family, paying closer attention to your health, learning a new skill or hobby.  As you take a close look at things you can improve in 2018, don’t forget your estate plan. If you do not have an estate plan in place, now is […]
October 23, 2017
The Effect of Withholding a Will

Don’t (Un)Intentionally Disinherit Yourself: The Effect of Withholding a Will

When someone dies with assets in his or her estate, the estate must be probated in the county in which the person resided at the time of death. When the estate is probated, the individual named as Executor in the Will submits the will to the probate court and asks for the will to be […]
October 6, 2017

What’s in a Name?

Your name is who you are – it’s your identity. There was an article in the Columbus Dispatch recently regarding name changes and the various reasons why people legally change their name – marriage, divorce, to escape creditors of a person with a name similar to yours. In the article, Bruce Lansky, author of several books […]
September 15, 2017
Last Will and Testament

Where There is No Will, There is Still a Way

When most people think about estate planning documents, the first thing that comes to mind is a Will.  For most people, making sure their property gets passed on to their spouses, children, and other relatives and friends is important. In the terms of a Will, you can name the Executor who will handle your estate […]