Long Term Care and How to Pay for it

Most people over the age of 65 will eventually need help with activities of daily living.  A man will need an estimated 2.2 years of such assistance and a woman will need an estimated 3.7 years.  If only one spouse needs the help it can be financially...

Do You Have a Will? Do You Need One?

Most Americans don’t have a will, the legal document that indicates what you want your heirs to inherit and who you want in charge of your minor children when you die. Unfortunately, less than half of adult Americans don’t have a will in place when they pass away....

What is Probate? Probate made simple.

Probate is a legal process of (1) proving a will reflects the true wishes of a deceased person, (2) inventorying their property and belongings, (3) paying off their debts and taxes, and (4) distributing what’s left to their next of kin. Well, that’s the definition...

Challenging Property Values and Taxes

In Ohio county, auditors must reappraise every parcel of land and building in their county on a repeating 6-year cycle. Both residential and commercial owners can challenge the valuation of their property. The cycle of evaluation consists of different actions in each...