< Back to Blog < Back to AlerStallings
What Not To Do: Common Long-term Care Mistakes

Guardianship: Appointing the Right Person

/

What do you do when a loved one becomes incapacitated? It can be difficult to decide.  Who will make decisions?  Who will help accomplish all of their daily tasks?  Many families have to deal with these difficult issues.

One way to proactively deal with a future problem like this is to put in place Powers of …

Don’t Leave a Mess: How to Avoid Disputes When You Aren’t There to Settle Them

Don’t Leave a Mess: How to Avoid Disputes When You Aren’t There to Settle Them

/

Whether you die a prince or a pauper, disputes can arise among those left behind.  Conflicts between your children from a prior marriage and your current spouse; arguments among your kids; disputes between your executor and your beneficiaries – all of these can happen and often do.

In the event you die with no estate plan, …

How Does an ABLE Account Work?

How Does an ABLE Account Work?

/

In December of 2014, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law. The Act provides a new tool to care for disabled loved ones, relieving stress for millions of families. Caregivers often spend sleepless nights worrying how they can ensure that the disabled person is cared for after the caregiver can …

Last Will and Testament and a Court Gavel

What is probate?

/

Probate is the process of overseeing the administration of a decedent’s estate. Learn more about this process and when it’s necessary in this article.

Rodney & Susan Echelberry, Fostoria, Ohio

/

We thought having a will was enough, but then we heard others tell about the “Probate Nightmare”.  We now feel confident that we have helped our children upon our passing.

 

What is the difference between trust administration and probate?

/

What can you do if your family is fighting over an estate?

/

Why are guardians appointed?

/

After a death, do you need to File a Tax Return?

/

What is the probate process and how much does it cost?

/

What do you do if a parent starts to slip physically or mentally?

/

How do you plan for estate and other taxes?

/

Does Ohio have an inheritance estate tax?

/

What is the federal estate tax?

/

What happens if you die with no planning?

/

How long is the probate court process?

/

What assets are subject to probate costs?

/

How much is your estate really worth?

/

Carl Wren Jr., Bellefontaine, Ohio

/

We visited with three lawyers before we decided on AlerStallings. Liz was very patient with all my Dad’s questions.  We are pleased with the results.

Beverly Fogt, Lakeview, Ohio

/

AlerStallings was recommended by my CPA Fred Stevenson. I liked the friendly personal service.

 

Ken & Ida VanTilburg, Fort Recovery, OH 

/

We were very pleased with the service from AlerStallings.

 

Michael & Sally Elsea, Findlay,OH

/

Every time we called Dad’s attorney with a question, we had to pay. Not with AlerStallings. That’s makes them unique. 

Living Trust

What is a Revocable Living Trust?

/

Attorney Greg Aler provides a comprehensive explanation of what a Revocable Living Trust is and what it does.

Jimmy Hendrix

All Along the… Estate Plan – Estate Planning for Jimi Hendrix

/

If somebody was surprised when Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27 on September 18, 1970, it wasn’t Jimi Hendrix. In an interview he gave a little more than a year before he died, Jimi was already talking about his funeral, “I tell you when I die, I’m not going to have a funeral . . . I’m going to have a jam session. And, knowing me, I’ll probably get busted at my own funeral.”