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March 2017 Archives

Changing a child support order in Ohio

Divorce or separation brings many significant changes to an Ohio family, and financial changes can continue to impact one or both parents for years to come. In some cases, one parent may find it difficult to continue to meet the financial obligations set forth by the original child support order.

Understanding revocable and irrevocable trusts

Ohio residents who think that estate planning is just for older people or those persons who are very wealthy couldn't be more wrong. Anyone can benefit from an estate plan and today that may mean more than just a will. Many people are finding that trusts offer a level of flexibility that is very valuable. In fact, Forbes suggests that it is not tax savings but control over ones's assets that may be the biggest benefit of a trust.

What advice should I give my executor?

While planning for the end of your life may not be pleasant, there is a lot that can go wrong if you are not organized and prepared. One of the best ways to make sure your family, property and legacy in Ohio are taken care of is to name an executor. This person will be responsible for issuing anything left to others and making decisions that you would make if you were still alive. Here are some tips from to make the transition as smooth as possible.

How to make an estate plan in a remarriage

Are you one of the many Ohio residents who is getting married for the second or even third time? Whether your prior marriage ended by divorce or death, your long-term plans may still need to be thought about differently with your new marriage. This can be especially so if you, your future spouse or both of you have children from your prior marriages. If you have new children together, that may provide yet another complication.

Is it too late to file for a divorce?

As an older resident in Ohio, you may be wondering if you're past the age where divorcing your spouse would be possible. However, "gray divorce" - or the divorce of older couples - is on the rise as more people just like you realize that it's never too late to live your best life.

Is adoption required after surrogacy in Ohio?

When it comes to surrogacy, many states do not have clear laws. Ohio is one of these states and, often, the results of a surrogate pregnancy depend on how the original arrangement was made and how the child was conceived. explains how these details can affect your outcome.

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