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Help! My Siblings Are Fighting About Money & Property

Conflict can set in for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the parent didn’t leave a will, or the will seemed to favor one child disproportionately. Maybe the will was revised right before the parent’s death, leaving questions if someone unduly influenced the revision.
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Fiduciary Duties & Misuse of Power of Attorney

If you suspect that your loved one’s agent is abusing their power or misusing their POA privileges, contact an attorney immediately. The longer you wait, the more harm can be done and the less likely you are to prove that power of attorney abuse has occurred.
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The Executor Refuses to Speak to Me. What Do I Do?

What happens if you’re the beneficiary of the estate – say a family member of the deceased – and you run into difficulties with the executor, who won’t return your phone calls or even talk to you? What can you do?
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When a POA Transfers Assets Against Your Parent’s Wishes

A power of attorney (POA) remains a vital estate planning tool that allows a person to name an agent who will act on their behalf in crucial financial, property, or health matters when they become unavailable or unable to do so. Unfortunately, some agents abuse their power and make decisions that are not in the principal’s best interests.
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Are Handwritten Documents Valid in Estate Planning?

When it comes to estate planning, people can get rightfully confused by all the various forms and documents they’ll encounter. One of the most common questions we receive about an estate plan is whether handwritten wills are valid documents in the eyes of the law.
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My Parent Remarried. Will Their Spouse Inherit Everything?

With the rate of divorce and remarriage continuing to grow, it should come as no surprise that older people are also taking part in this trend. Of course, everyone should be able to find love and remarry at any age, but when we remarry later in life, there are certain considerations that may affect children you have from a previous relationship
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Dispelling Myths <br>About Probate

In Ohio, going through the probate is often required to settle a decedent's final affairs and distribute the estate's assets to rightful beneficiaries. However, there are a lot of collective popular opinions and misleading information surrounding the probate process.
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The Importance of a Power of Attorney

In a last will and testament, you can designate how your assets will be distributed to your heirs and loved ones when you’re gone, but what happens if you suddenly become unable to manage your own financial affairs due to incapacitation or some other reason? A will does not cover events while you’re still alive.
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Skilled Counsel in Will Contest Cases

Although one of the goals of a will is preventing disputes, wills that were executed fraudulently or incorrectly can be subject to a will contest. At StachlerHarmon, our attorneys have extensive experience representing both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in will contests.
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