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The ALH Blog: Estate Planning

Estate planning is an important step for everyone. At ALH Law Group, we can help you and your family by ensuring that you and those you call family are properly taken care of. We understand how difficult this conversation can be and our team is there to listen to your needs, assess their goals, and help you establish your legacy.

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Who Should I Choose as My Executor?

An executor is in charge of following your will and the law. Their job requires attention to detail and paperwork. Executors should be somebody that you trust. You can choose whether or not to pay your executor for all of their hard work. Ohio law provides that executors can be…

Author: Allison Harrison

What is an Executor?

An executor is someone that you appoint to take care of your business after you pass away. An executor’s job is to open bank accounts in the estate’s name, to make sure that your will is followed, and to make sure that the law is followed. The job requires a…

Author: Allison Harrison

What Happens If I Pass Away Without a Will?

If you pass away without a will or without transfer on death designations, then the default is the Ohio descent and distribution statute. It dictates who gets all of your assets. For example, if you are married with kids and your spouse predeceases you, then it goes all to your…

Author: Allison Harrison

I Only Need to do My Estate Plan Once, Right?

No. When you have an estate plan, it is not necessarily a set and forget it type of thing. I did it when I was 20. Cool. I never have to update it. It’s not how it necessarily works. There are certain life events in which you may want to…

Author: Allison Harrison

Do Married Couples Need One Will or Two?

One of the questions I get a lot is I’m married. We’re coming to you for our wills. We just need one, right? No. The reason for that is twofold. One joint wills are not advisable because if the spouse predeceases you, you can’t change the will. And vice versa….

Author: Allison Harrison

Does a Will Alone Avoid Probate?

No. One of the misnomers we see in estate planning is I have a will, so I don’t have to go through prob probate. That’s not entirely true. Having a will gives instructions to the probate court on what you want to have done and allows the probate court to…

Author: Allison Harrison