What to do when a loved one passes away

What to do when a loved one passes away

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When a loved one passes away, what we need to do can be broken into 3 phases. Use this guide to help you through this difficult time. Now that the most immediate needs have been met, here are the next items that will require your attention. This includes the starting of the Probate process. In this last phase you will …

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How to Avoid Probate with a Living Trust

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When one dies with or without a will and there are assets to be distributed to family, in most instances the law requires the family to make a filing with the county probate court where the deceased lived at the time of death. The probate process can be expensive, long and complicated. And, everything involved in the probate process will …

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What to do when a loved one dies

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The death of a loved one, a family member or a close friend, is a painful reality we must face at some point. We can’t really plan for it emotionally, and the tasks and decisions we must also make can be overwhelming. All we can do is make ourselves aware. Know what to do, so your time for grieving is …

The Administration of a Probate Estate – Video Blog

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Today I’d like to talk a little bit about the administration of a probate estate. After a person passes away and the initial probate filing has been made, the case goes through what’s referred to as, the Estate Administration. This generally involves identifying property of the deceased, getting control of the property, paying bills and necessary expenses, and then distributing …

“When a Family Member passes away without a Will” – Video Blog

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Today we’re going to talk a little bit about what happens when someone passes away without a will. When someone does pass away without a will that’s called intestate, and intestate is from the Latin root word meaning no testimony, and when someone passes away without a will the law has specific procedures which must be followed. Some say that …

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Attorney Greg Port Answered Your Legal Questions Live on ABC 6’s “Ask the Attorney” Segment

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Columbus attorney Greg Port was recently a featured attorney on ABC 6’s “Ask the Attorney” program. On October 26, 2016, Greg joined the On Your Side team to answer legal questions live on the air. Every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. the program lets you ask your legal questions to attorneys like Greg. This was Greg’s first appearance …

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Understanding Probate – Video

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My name is Greg Port and my law firm is called Port Legal. Today I’d like to give a brief background on the distribution of property after a person passes away in the state of Ohio. To handle the assets of a person after death, Ohio requires that in the absence of a trust agreement, that the next of kin …

Why Have a Simple Will?

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A simple will does several important things. First, it takes the decision-making out of the hands of the government. With no will, your possessions and minor children will be handled through the courts and probate law. Just as important, a simple will assures that your wishes are put into effect. Even if you believe you have no assets to pass …