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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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Avvo Question

Someone on Avvo recently asked: “My husband has POA to sell his fathers home. The proceeds are intended to be used for his care and living expenses. He is in assisted living. He has not proved to be wise with finances and we suspect gambling. H… Read More
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Avvo Question

Someone on Avvo recently asked: “My sister in law has medical poa over my mother in law. She has my mother in law in a nursing home locked dementia unit.” Answer from Bowling Green, OH Estate Planning Attorney Staten Middleton: “Ano… Read More
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Avvo Question

Someone on Avvo recently asked: “I recently lost my husband and lost 2000 a month from ss and retirement pension. i get 903 a month i owe 15000 in cc debt…” Answer from Bowling Green, OH Probate Attorney Staten Middleton: “Do… Read More
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Transfer on Death Train Wreck

Transfer on death designations are a wonderful thing. They can help avoid probate and speed the transfer of assets on death. However, there are traps for the unwary. That is, often the account holder will not tell you that if a transfer on death bene… Read More
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