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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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Do I Need a Healthcare Power of Attorney? 

Navigating the complexities of healthcare decisions during times when you cannot speak for yourself is daunting. A Healthcare Power of Attorney (HPOA) acts as your voice, ensuring your medical wishes are respected and executed by someone you trust. From understanding its critical role to navigating the legalities of setting one up, our latest blog demystifies the process and underscores the importance of having an HPOA in place. Discover the key steps to appointing a healthcare agent, the common pitfalls to avoid, and why this document is as indispensable as a will in safeguarding your health decisions. Be prepared for life’s unexpected turns—learn everything you need to know about establishing a Healthcare Power of Attorney today.

Author: Allison Harrison

Is It Too Late to Probate an Estate After 10 Years?

Discover the implications of delayed probate and explore options for addressing estate matters years after a loved one’s passing. Learn about potential complications, legal obligations, and the benefits of initiating probate, even after significant delays. Gain insights and guidance for navigating this complex process effectively.

Author: Allison Harrison

Estate Planning for Queer Couples

Essential Estate Planning Strategies for LGBTQIA+ Couples

Discover key estate planning strategies tailored for LGBTQIA+ couples in our comprehensive guide. Delve into the nuances of asset distribution, healthcare directives, and legal challenges unique to both married and non-married LGBTQIA+ partners. Learn how to navigate the complexities of estate planning in states like Ohio, where legal recognition has evolved over time. Understand the importance of designating beneficiaries, establishing parental rights, and choosing a guardian to protect your interests and those of your loved ones. Our guide offers vital insights and practical advice to ensure your estate planning honors your wishes and provides for your chosen family.

Author: Allison Harrison

Why do I want to avoid Probate? 

Probate might seem like a standard legal process, but there are compelling reasons to avoid it. From time-consuming procedures and unexpected expenses to emotional stress and potential conflicts, understanding the intricacies of probate can save families both time and heartache. Dive into our comprehensive guide to discover why many choose to sidestep probate and the strategies to do so effectively.

Author: Allison Harrison

What is Probate?

Explore the intricacies of the probate process with ALH Law Group. Understand what probate is, its significance in estate planning, and the roles of executors and administrators in Ohio. Dive deep into the legalities and timelines involved.

Author: Allison Harrison

Three is Not a Crowd: Estate Planning for Throuples

As with any relationship, throuples need to consider the future, especially when it comes to the distribution of assets and decision-making responsibilities. Like all relationships, communication is key to a successful throuple. One often overlooked, but incredibly essential piece of the relationship,  is estate planning especially because no state recognizes…

Author: Allison Harrison