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If you would like to learn more about the probate process or have questions regarding a trust or will, call Baron Law LLC who can help with your estate planning needs.  Call today at 216-573-3723.  You will speak directly with an Ohio attorney who can help you craft a will, trust, power of attorney and more.  Call Dan Baron at Baron Law LLC today for a free consultation.

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What’s the Difference Between a Will and Trust?

Most people have heard the terms “will” and “trust,” but not everyone knows the unique differences between the two.  Both trusts and wills are useful estate planning tools, but can serve different purposes.  Most importantly, both can work together to create a complete estate plan.

The main difference between a will and trust is that only a will passes through probate.  (Visit here for additional information on understanding probate).  Generally, probate is a process that involves the court who oversees the administration of the will and ensures the will is valid. The court will also administer the property making sure it gets distributed the way the deceased wanted.   Thus, an authenticated will will pass through probate while a trust most likely will not.  Courts do not need to oversee the distribution of a trust, which can sometimes save time and money.  In addition, many people favor a trust because they can be very private.  On the contrary, a will can sometimes become public record.

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Baron Law LLC will help you get your future in order – for yourself and for your loved ones. I provide a range of estate planning services including: drafting a will, planning for incapacity, probating an estate, obtaining the legal authority to care for someone, trusts, and more. It’s my job to make estate planning, estate administration, and transactional matters easy and less stressful.

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Advanced Directives – My Personal Experience When Planning for the Unexpected

My Story Like many of you reading this article, I never think a major medical disaster could happen to me or, if something did happen, that I would be competent enough to make decisions for myself. Well, as a ‘relatively young’ guy, this was not the case recently when I needed emergency surgery to prevent […]

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COVID-19 and the Continuing Importance of Powers of Attorney

Certainty in this uncertain time is peace of mind many families are finding themselves without. The Covid-19 pandemic is highlighting harsh realities of life all of us were aware of but chose to ignore. One such reality is the importance of comprehensive and up-to-date estate planning. Many parents, grandparents, established business owners, and seasoned professionals […]

Advanced Directives and Your Estate Planning

What are Advanced Directives? Advance directives are a set of documents where you are appointing another individual to make medical decisions on your behalf. Typically, we have in these documents a living will, HIPPA authorization, and then health care power of attorney. How Are These Documents Used? Living Will- A living, will not to be […]

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Planning for Crisis: Advance Directives

Estate planning is an expansive concept. Fundamentally, estate planning seeks to create a detailed plan for your finances, healthcare, and assets for the reminder of life and after death, to the extent physically possible and within the means of the estate planner. Though it would be nice if a crystal ball existed and told us […]

Why Every Parent Should Establish A Guardianship Within Their Estate Plan

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning lawyer, Daniel A. Baron, offers information on why every parent should establish a guardianship for their minor children within their estate plan:   When is a guardianship necessary? It is customary for the parents of minor children to make any and all legal decisions that are necessary to keep their children […]

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I Recently moved to Ohio from another State? Do I Need To Update My Power of Attorney?

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers the following helpful answers to Powers of Attorney: What If I have a Power of Attorney From another state? Most Powers of Attorney signed in other states will be recognized in the other states. A Power of Attorney used to convey title to real estate, typically […]

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What Recourse Do I Have if My Power of Attorney is Stealing From Me?

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers the following helpful answers to Powers of Attorney: Can the Power of Attorney be used by the agent to take my money or property without my permission? Unfortunately, you can run the risk that the agent you choose to give your Power of Attorney could abuse […]

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Do I need a Living Will?

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers the following regarding living wills: Before you can answer this question you must first understand what a Living will is and what purpose it serves. A Living Will is one form of Advance Directive which clearly defines your wishes for medical care should the following occur: […]

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What Is a Power of Attorney and Do I Need One?

Cleveland, Ohio estate planning attorney, Daniel A. Baron, offers the following helpful answers to Powers of Attorney: What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a legal document you use allowing another designated person, of your choosing, to act on your behalf. It is a legal relationship in which you are the […]