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Prince’s Estate: Who Gets the Jewels?

Prince’s Estate: Who Gets the Jewels?

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Getting Remarried? Better Update Your Estate Plan!

Getting Remarried? Better Update Your Estate Plan!

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Birth Mother Adoption Expenses

Birth Mother Adoption Expenses

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EFFECTIVE LIFE-BOOKS LEAD TO FASTER ADOPTIONS

A Life-Book is your chance to give birthparents an inside look at the life their baby will have. Your Life-Book will be one of your most valuable tools in the adoption process. It is used to help birthparents make one of the hardest choices in their life. Creating a Life-Book can feel like a daunting...
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Guardianships Gone Sour

When a person is unable to care for themselves, a Guardian may be appointed. Once a person is found incompetent, their life could also end up in the hands of a stranger. Guardians can have a great deal of power. Not every Guardian handles this power correctly. Once someone is appointed Guardian, they have access...
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The Prince Without A Will

Weeks after Prince’s passing, a Will has still not been discovered. What will happen to his musical dynasty? Only time will tell. The unmarried singer has no living children or parents, and without a Will, there is no designated beneficiary for his huge estate. According to Minnesota law, where the singer resided, his estate will...
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Choosing the Best Executor

Once a Will is drafted, most people believe they are legally prepared for passing. But there is another important step. An Executor to the Will must be chosen. This person is responsible for many duties, including executing the last wishes of the decedent, taking care of the probate process and distributing the assets to the...
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Estate Planning After a Divorce

Following a divorce it is critical to re-visit your estate plan. If you no longer want your ex-spouse to be beneficiary of your estate, or disinherit your child(ren), then take a careful look at your will and beneficiary designations. Pay attention to beneficiary designations for retirement plans, life insurance plans, and annuities. Revisit your will...
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Ohio’s Adoption Law Now Allows Advertising

Major changes to Ohio’s adoption law became effective on March 23, 2015. Changes include new time limits and a notification option for birth fathers, an increase in the state tax credit, a reduction in the window for contesting adoptions, new guidelines for birth mother living expenses and permission to advertise. Q: My wife and I...
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Changes to Adoption Law Will Allow Couples to Advertise for Children

HUGE Adoption law changes! In case you missed my 10TV New Adoption Laws interview with Glenn MCENTYRE http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2015/05/05/columbus-ohio-changes-to-adoption-laws-will-allow-couples-to-advertise-for-children.html
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OHIO PASSES SWEEPING NEW ADOPTION LAW CHANGES SUB. S.B. 250 EFFECTIVE MARCH 23, 2015

Birth fathers now have a shortened period of time with which to register with the Ohio Putative Father Registry from 30 days down to 15 days in order to protect their rights.  The ability to contest adoptions has been reduced from one year down to six months after the date of finalization.  This should make...
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Adopting Couples Say Woman Faked Pregnancy

See my interview with Josh Poland on 10TV News!
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New Adoption Records Law

NEW ADOPTION RECORDS LAW FOR BIRTH PARENTS STARTING MARCH 20, 2014 Ohio law will give individuals adopted between January 1, 1964 through September 17, 1996 new access to their adoption file. Effective March 20, 2014 birth parents can submit a new form to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to state their preference for contact with a child they...
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Russian Adoption Ban

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