Kroener Hale Law Firm

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We are here to listen, learn & help

TEXTS ONLY: 513-828-7510

During these hard and uncertain times, the staff at Kroener Hale Law Firm are still here to serve you. Please contact us at any time to schedule a free 30 minute telephone/skype consultation to discuss your legal needs. We will continue to diligently protect the rights and interests of our clients through these tough times.

Providing The Advice & Guidance You & Your
Family Need To Make Informed Decisions

Providing The Advice & Guidance You & Your Family Need To Make Informed Decisions

You made a considerable investment of both time and resources when you created a will for your loved ones to follow. That could make you feel like you do not need to change it.

That effort, that investment: These are the precise reasons why you should consider changing your will. Modifying your estate planning documents at key points during your life is one of the most efficient ways to keep everything relevant and effective.

1. Property changing hands

One exceedingly practical reason to change your will is if you no longer have the right to distribute the assets listed therein. For example, you might decide to fund the trust with some of the property you mentioned in your will. You might sell, donate, or gift assets. While it is not necessarily illegal for a will to attempt to bestow something the estate does not have, it does tend to cause friction among heirs.

2. Families changing members

Marriages, adoptions, births, deaths and divorces are all examples of family events that could change the order of intestate succession. Whenever something like this happens, it might be a good idea to look at the customized details of succession in your will.

3. Attitudes changing

Finally, there are some rare times when family members either redeem themselves or do something unforgivable. In these cases, you might want to change your will.

Ohio law provides a small amount of support for you in certain situations when it comes to changing your will. However, it is usually a better idea to be proactive. You have control over how your will changes — you do not have direct control over state law.