The Guardianship Versus the Power of Attorney Conundrum in Ohio

The Guardianship Versus the Power of Attorney Conundrum in Ohio

Many times, I have been contacted by a client or potential client who requests to initiate a guardianship application for a family member because a doctor has diagnosed the family member with dementia and suggested that a guardianship was necessary. However, this is not always the case and additional questions need to be asked and additional options need to be explored before reaching such a conclusion.

TITLE FRAUD ALERT: FANS Program Will Protect Vulnerable Homeowners from Fraud

TITLE FRAUD ALERT: FANS Program Will Protect Vulnerable Homeowners from Fraud

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon these days to see a news story on television or read an article in the newspaper or on the internet involving a senior person who has been scammed in one way or another. The Montgomery County Recorder’s Office has raised a defense against this type of title fraud by implementing FANS (The Fraud Alert Notification System).

Ohio’s 529 Educational Savings Plan – A Primer and Latest Updates

Ohio’s 529 Educational Savings Plan – A Primer and Latest Updates

A 529 plan allows a parent, grandparent, other family member, friend or any other person to establishment a savings account for the benefit of any other person of any age who plans to attend elementary, secondary school and/or college regardless of the donor’s income.

Blast From The Past: Why One Should Not Postpone Post-Divorce Estate Planning

Blast From The Past: Why One Should Not Postpone Post-Divorce Estate Planning

Nine years ago we posted this article to the Ohio Family Law Blog. It has been a popular one and has stood the test of time. For more information, Attorney Joseph E. Balmer’s free Ebook “The Four Basics of Ohio Estate Planning” is available to download on our website.

Eviction: An Ohio Landlord’s Primer to Evictions

Eviction: An Ohio Landlord’s Primer to Evictions

Eviction rules in Ohio. a primer. Should one get into the landlord-tenant business, one will probably, at some point, have to deal with evicting a tenant.

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