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The Impact of COVID-19 on Estate Planning: Plan Now Rather Than Wait

By Caroline Cercone and Elisabeth Hall

Many people are taking either a first or second look at their estate planning needs since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. 1,054 more words

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Write an Online Will and Save Family from Hassles!

Writing a Will is one of the most important steps in saving the family from numerous hassles afterwards. A written Will legally protects the spouse, children and the assets. 372 more words

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Probate Workarounds Can Save Your Heirs Time and Money

From the Nerd Wallet website

A reader recently reached out after his elderly mother died, asking how soon he could distribute the $10,000 she had earmarked in her will for each of her two grandchildren. 26 more words


Your role as trustee of a trust

You have been named Trustee of someone’s trust. Here is a very basic overview of your responsibilities as trustee, under Ohio law.

The person who made the trust–the “Grantor,” or some people use “Settlor”–must have thought of you as a responsible, trustworthy person to designate you as Trustee of this person’s trust. 603 more words

Your final moments . . .

I know, I have written before about the importance of writing a living will or an advanced directive.

However, my wife and I recently visited a lawyer to take the official step of setting such ideas in stone.  456 more words


Why Creating a Last Will is a Must?

It would be best if you were not complacent about the distribution of property else things can get complicated. If there is no Will after your death, a court will end up deciding the affairs for you. 371 more words

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10 Tips for Personal Representatives of a Living Trust

Your family or friend has chosen you to handle his or her living trust after passing away. If your loved one chose you, it was more likely because he or she trusted you and believed you had the ability to handle the living trust responsibly. 279 more words

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