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How to Deal With Credit Cards of the Deceased

When a loved one passes away, there are several issues that need to be handled, including making funeral arrangements and dealing with their estate. However, there is one issue that many people fail to consider after the death of a family member: What happens to their credit cards? Debt is a very complicated issue, and [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|Cleveland Ohio Estate Planning, elder law, estate law|0 Comments

Modern Issues in Estate Planning

As with just about every aspect of elder law, estate planning issues are constantly evolving and changing. Protecting your assets is more important than ever before. There are issues involving gifts, income taxes, estate transfers, powers of attorney, special needs beneficiaries and more. Making the right choices is essential for not just ensuring that you [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Cleveland Ohio Estate Planning, estate law|0 Comments

Estate Planning and Charitable Contributions

Recent developments in estate planning involve major shifts in how the IRS deals with taxable property, gifts, and generation skipping taxes. These new rulings have come down over the past couple of years, and with the current administration in place, it may be likely that we’ll see more changes in policy. Understanding how taxes work [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Cleveland Ohio Estate Planning, estate law|0 Comments

Estate Planning and the Small Business

Estate planning is essential to making sure your personal assets are protected as you enter your senior years, and that when you pass on, your wishes regarding distribution of those assets are followed. It can avoid probate and protect your heirs from expensive taxes and legal fees. However, your small business may not be included [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|Cleveland Ohio Estate Planning, estate law|0 Comments

Estate Planning: How to Broach the Subject

Estate planning is an important subject and it’s one that is never too early to consider. Unfortunately, for most people it also involves facing the subject of their own mortality head-on, and nobody likes that. For this reason, the older people get, the less likely they are to be willing to talk about estate planning, [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Cleveland Ohio Estate Planning, estate law|0 Comments

Why Estate Planning is Vital for Your Future

Everyone has assets, no matter how slight, and there are many ways to protect these assets and ensure that your last wishes are carried out. Learn why estate planning is vital and how a qualified estate planning attorney can play an important role in taking the right steps to protect your assets. The Elements of [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Cleveland Ohio Estate Planning, estate law|0 Comments

Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia

It’s quite unfortunate, but too many people on the street and in the media use the terms “Alzheimer’s” and “Dementia” interchangeably. The truth is, while they may share some symptoms, the two conditions are distinct. The two conditions have different effects on the people who suffer from them, as well as have different treatment methods [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Cleveland Ohio Estate Planning, estate law|0 Comments

How to Avoid Probate in Ohio

Probate court proceedings can truly be a nightmare for those who simply want to deal with the traumatic passing of a loved one, get the estate settled, and try to move on with their lives. These proceedings can be costly, confusing and take months or even years to come to a close. There are, however, [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Cleveland Ohio Estate Planning|0 Comments

Planning for Retirement in 2017

Many people put off retirement savings for far too long and before they know it, it’s too late and they have no nest egg to fall back upon when age 65 hits. For some it’s because they don’t have a retirement plan through their job. For others, they might think they can’t afford the contributions. [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Cleveland Ohio Estate Planning|0 Comments

Securing Your Pet’s Safety as You Age

There’s one aspect of elder estate planning that almost nobody thinks about until it’s far too late, and that’s what will happen to pets that are left behind. Pets are living creatures who need care and shelter, and they do develop attachments to their owners. It’s important to address what will happen to pets after [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Cleveland Ohio Estate Planning|0 Comments