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What is a Last Will and Testament?

A Last Will and Testament is the first building block of a good estate plan. Estate planning is the process by which an individual or family arranges the transfer of assets in anticipation of death.  read more

Definition of Last Will and Testament

A will or testament is a legal document that declares the distribution directives of the person or the testator's property at death. It also contains the person who will manage his estate and has the authority to distribute the property of the testator upon his death, as written on his will or testament.  read more

Overview of Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process of getting your affairs in order so that if you pass away unexpectedly, things will be much easier for your loved ones.  read more

A Primer on Estate & Inheritance Taxes

When you die, you leave your home, your possessions, your money, and other things of monetary value to spouses, children, family members, friends, charity or religious institutions. The government wants its share. Some argue that estate taxes can provide for future generations. Others argue that is robs inter-generational businesses of the capital they need to keep growing.  read more

Communicating Your Estate Planning Wishes to Your Heirs

Open communication from parents about their estate planning wishes gives children time to adjust their expectations and ask questions. Be open and honest about your intentions with your heirs.  read more

Composing Your Last Will and Testament

A Last Will and Testament is a legal document that outlines how you want your properties or estate distributed, once you pass away. Since this is such an critical document for you and your heirs, it is important that you understand its various components.  read more

Do I Need a Lawyer to Make a Last Will?

Spelling out and recording your final wishes doesn't have to involve expensive visits to a lawyer.  read more

Do I Need a Probate Lawyer?

Probate is the process that occurs after an individual passes away. It involves distributing assets and taking care of any debts. This process happens regardless of whether or not there is a Last Will and Testament.  read more

Elements of a Last Will and Testament

Having a Last Will and Testament empowers a person to declare his or her end-of-life wishes and makes it easier for those left behind.  read more

Essential Legal Documents for Estate Planning

Estate planning can be a form of protection for you and your family and your assets. In order to reduce family strife, proper estate planning can make sure your desires for property distribution are legal and clear to avoid confusion and conflicts among the ones you leave behind.  read more

Estate Taxes, Gift Taxes and Inheritance Taxes

With the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act, many federal and state tax rules about Estate Taxes appear to be finally settled. The majority of estates are still exempt from all state and federal taxes.  read more

Five Essential Estate Planning Documents

Estate planning is a form of financial protection for you, your family and your assets.  read more

How to Prevent Family Feuds over Inherited Properties

Feuds over inheritance can be hard to mend but easy to prevent, if you have prepared earlier for that day when you are no longer around.  read more

How to Secure Your Assets and Avoid Probate

Probate can tie up property for months, sometimes more than a year. And, it can be expensive - attorney and court fees can eat up to 5% of an estate's value. Most of what happens during probate is essentially clerical - legal research, drafting and clerical processes.  read more

Limitations of a Last Will and Testament

Last Wills are a wonderful way of addressing the needs of loved ones in estate planning but not everything can be carried out by your Last Will.  read more

Longevity and unusual family relationships can complicate estate planning

Longevity and complex family relationships (ex-spouses, step-kids, step-grandchildren, extended siblings) are turning the already tricky matter of estate planning into a giant challenge.  read more

You Owe it to Your Loved Ones to do Estate and Inheritance Planning

No matter what life stage you're in, as long as you have loved ones that depend on you, a solid Estate and Inheritance plan is something you need.  read more
A will-maker in the state of Ohio must be 18 years old. Two people must witness the signing or acknowledgement of the signing of the will for it to be valid. 12Law.com makes it easy to create Last Will and Testament documents that meet all legal requirements for Ohio. Click the Create Document button, above, and follow the simple, step-by-step instructions to finish in minutes.
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