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Archive by Month: October 2021

Conflicts of Interest for Estate Planning Attorneys

Mon Oct 18th, by Daniel McGowan, on Ethics and Malpractice Claims |

The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued a formal opinion which address conflicts which may arise when an attorney represents several members of the same family...

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Solutions for Victims of Elder Exploitation and Their Families

Tue Oct 12th, by Daniel McGowan, on Probate Law and Procedure |

Understanding the science of undue influence in Ohio Probate Cases.  

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What is Undue Influence?

Mon Oct 11th, by Daniel McGowan, on Probate Law and Procedure |

The term "undue influence" finds application in virtually every Ohio inheritance dispute case, in one form or another.  Inheritance dispute lawyers often face the difficult task of trying to nail...

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Family Involvement or Family Interference?

Mon Oct 11th, by Daniel McGowan, on Probate Law and Procedure |

When representing clients with diminished capacity, the drafting attorney should remain mindful of certain recognized "signposts" or "red flags" when a family member shows an inappropriate level of...

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What are Claims against an Estate?

Thu Oct 7th, by Daniel McGowan, on Probate Law and Procedure |

Claims Against Estates.  Specific laws govern which debts are considered claims against the person's estate. 

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