Category Archives: Probate

Is Robinson’s Will Lost in Space?

Q:        What happens if my will is lost? A:        A last will and testament can be damaged or destroyed by flood, tornado, fire, or other natural disaster. Sometimes the heirs know there was a will, but cannot find it. … Continue reading

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The VA Disabled Mortgage Payoff. Activate?

Q:        Does the VA pay off mortgages? A:        Under certain circumstances. Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) will help surviving family members of severely disabled Servicemembers or Veterans pay off the home mortgage at the time of death. To be eligible, … Continue reading

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Hi. Resolution Definitions

Q:        How do collaborative law and mediation compare? A:        In collaborative, each party has an attorney who participates in the process. A successful collaborative must resolve all matters by agreement. The attorneys then prepare legal documents and represent the parties … Continue reading

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Can’t Afford Not to Collaborate

Is Collaborative divorce expensive? Because collaborative can involve not only two attorneys but also a financial expert and a communications expert, it is easy to imagine dollar signs. In fact, however, collaborative can be less expensive than a litigated divorce … Continue reading

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Super Powers of Attorney

Why Should I Have A Power of Attorney? A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that appoints someone to act on behalf of the person making the POA regarding personal, financial and business matters. Often a POA is … Continue reading

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Population Elation Documentation

Why is there a homestudy in an adoption? There are two purposes for the homestudy: to see whether the family is appropriate to adopt and to see if adoption is appropriate for the family. Determining whether the family is appropriate … Continue reading

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Will Step In It

Q: Can my step-children inherit from me if I don’t have a will? A: It is possible – but highly unlikely – that your stepchildren could still inherit from you. Under Ohio’s default inheritance law that applies if the deceased … Continue reading

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