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- Can I change my child’s last name from the father’s surname to my surname?
- Do I need the consent of the father of my abandoned child for him/her to be adoped by another man?
- When my former employee is called during the process of a new job, what are they allowed to say/not say?
- What is an ‘at-will’ employee?
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If the father does not consent to the name change, then a formal hearing on the matter is required. The father will have written notice of the hearing and may object to the change at the hearing. Continue reading
Every 5 years is a good benchmark to update your estate planning documents, unless there is some intervening event or diagnosis that would require a change in planning. Continue reading
Most people’s largest and most valuable assets go into a trust. Continue reading
There are possibly 100 or more types of trusts and variations of them. Continue reading
A trust solves a common problem that stems from the goal to avoid Probate Court. Continue reading
Most people will need a trust if for no other reason than to avoid the Probate Court process in the county where they live and pass away in Ohio. Continue reading
You do not have to a millionaire to need a trust. As a rule of thumb, anyone with probate assets of more than $50,000 should consider a trust. Continue reading
If you need to remove assets from a trust during your lifetime, you have the right to do that. You can deed any real estate back out by using a deed, and you can sell the assets or use them as collateral on a loan. These assets in the trust still belong to you. Continue reading
Once you have moved some property into a trust, it will be protected from the Probate Court process. All assets in the trust, if moved there properly, will pass to your trust beneficiaries directly without any interference from the Probate Court. Continue reading