It’s A Wonderful Life

Published in Estate Law

Every year, during the holiday season, my family and I embark on watching many Christmas movies – The Grinch, Santa Clause, Elf, Polar Express, Frosty the Snowman, The Nativity, and…

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Mediation and Arbitration

Published in Business

George Carlin was a master wordsmith and comedian. Once during a profane-laden standup routine, he noted that “the dump” had become “the landfill,” and “toilet paper” had become “bathroom tissue.”…

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Pet Trusts

Published in Estate Law

During every estate planning consultation, my clients often have some reaction regarding the issue of their pets. Some laugh, stare quizzically, and yet others seem completely natural with the idea….

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Adoption

Published in Family Law

In 1978, Jay Wampler commenced his adoption journey, when the Wampler family adopted him into their loving home. That adoption was a private one conducted via an attorney. Throughout his…

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Reasons Why You Should Not Write Your Own Will

Published in Estate Law

Do-it-yourself is cheaper and convenient However, writing your own will increases the opportunities for doing something wrong. Maybe you have seen those will-in-a-box kits or “fill-in-the-blank” forms via a Google…

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What is a Power of Attorney Document?

Published in Estate Law

A power of attorney is a legal document authorizing someone to make decisions and sign documents on behalf of someone else. Generally, the person creating the power of attorney (the…

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What Does It Cost to Adopt A Child?

Published in Family Law

The cost of an adoption depends on multiple factors, including the type of adoption. In Ohio, there are five general types of adoptions: Public Adoption, Private Independent Adoption, Private Agency…

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New Parents – What You Need In Your First Will

Published in Estate Law, Family Law

Congratulations New Parents! Your new baby is home and healthy. You are adjusting to not sleeping normally and enjoying your little bundle of joy. After a few weeks, you will…

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Why New Parents Need Wills

Published in Estate Law, Family Law

New parents need wills For one thing, with a child, without a trust within the will, if either parent dies and leaves property to a child, a guardian will have…

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