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HTTPS and Client Security

Ever notice the security settings at the top of your web browser?  This office is committed to Client security and uses HTTPS protocol.  Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure, abbreviated as HTTPS is a protocol designed to offer encrypted communicati… Read More
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Disinheriting a grandchild

Many Wills give property to “children equally.”  But what happens if one of the children passes away?  Most people expect that the share given to that child would then pass to that child’s children.  That is not correct anymore a… Read More
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Pipelines

Is your property subject to one of the many pipeline construction projects?  The Farm Service Office is recommending that land owners terminate any oil and gas leases that may exist on your property.  Let me know if you would like to consider termi… Read More
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Responsibility of Heirs

Someone on Avvo recently asked: “Are heirs financially responsible for liens on parents estate?” Answer from Ohio Estate Planning Attorney Staten Middleton: “There are multiple issues in your question. I would urge you to contact a… Read More
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Probating an Estate That is Less Than $6000

Someone on Avvo recently asked: “How do you probate an estate that is less than $6000 assets and 15,000 in debt??” Answer from Ohio Estate Planning Attorney Staten Middleton: “I would suggest you not open an estate until you talk to… Read More
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Is a Will Valid?

Someone on Avvo recently asked: “Is a will wrote on paper and noterized legal” Answer from Bowling Green, Ohio Estate Planning Attorney Staten Middleton: “ More information is needed. Does your mother live in Ohio. The law in Ohio p… Read More
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Who will inherit estate?

Someone on Avvo recently asked: “My brother Ric left his house to my mom and brother Doug but Doug died 2 years ago and Ric never updated his will. Does Dougs part go to his adopted daughter or to my mom or me the only other sibling left?”… Read More
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Avvo Question

Someone on Avvo recently asked: “If you are the 2nd person to be power of attorney and the person before you is your sister, can you over rule her?” Answer from Wood County, OH Estate Planning Attorney Staten Middleton:” It depends… Read More
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Avvo Question

Someone on Avvo recently asked: “My Father passed away on AUG 19, 2012 he has a will and left his daughter which is me as the executor of his estate. I went to close his bank account out and they said the will was out date and there’s no… Read More
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Avvo Question

Someone on Avvo recently asked: “Need to sell my mom’s house for nursing home fees. Do we need to do anything with title to sell?” Answer from Ohio Estate Planning Attorney Staten Middleton: “It sounds as if you need an attorn… Read More
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