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Inheritance Disputes in Ohio

Wed Feb 1st, by Daniel McGowan, on Probate Law and Procedure |

Ohio recognizes the tort of Intentional Interference with an Expectancy which has proved to be a high caliber weapon in a probate litigator's arsenal against elder exploitation and undue influence. 

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Due Process and Probate

Tue Jan 31st, by Daniel McGowan, on Probate Law and Procedure |

Does Florida probate procedure violate the Florida and United States constitutional due process provisions?  A simple modification of the Florida Probate Rules may cure the problem. 

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Fiduciary Liability-Removal of Trustee Under the Ohio Trust Code

Sun Jan 22nd, by Daniel McGowan, on New Probate & Trust Cases |

Not every technical breach of fiduciary duty will warrant removal under the Ohio Trust Code. 

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What are the duties of a trustee in Ohio

Wed Dec 7th, by Daniel McGowan, on Probate Law and Procedure |

Some of the most important provisions of the Ohio Trust Code relate to the duties of the trustee.  These provisions are codified in Title 58 of the Ohio Revised Code-The Ohio Trust Code and shed...

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When to Hire An Appraiser

Sat Nov 12th, by Daniel McGowan, on Probate Law and Procedure |

Ohio probate law provides that in the administration of a decedent's estate, if an asset does not have a readily ascertainable value, then a formal appraisal , by a qualified appraiser will be...

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Tax Planning Considerations

Tue Nov 8th, by Daniel McGowan, on Musings on the Practice of Law |

The settlor of a trust may have a specific purpose which is best achieved through a specific form of trust. 

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Daniel McGowan Featured on Attorney at Law Magazine

Mon Nov 7th, on Interview with a Probate Lawyer |

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Undue Influence and Interference with Expectancy of an Inheritance Involving Inter Vivos Transfers

Tue Oct 25th, by Daniel McGowan, on New Probate & Trust Cases, Probate Law and Procedure |

The law of inheritance disputes and probate litigation in Ohio has developed significantly since the Ohio Supreme Court's opinion in Firestone v. Galbreath.  Common issues facing ohio probate lawyers...

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Developments in Ohio Probate Litigation: Intentional Interference with Expectancy of an Inheritance

Mon Oct 24th, by Daniel McGowan, on Appellate Practice in Probate, New Probate & Trust Cases, Probate Law and Procedure |

Daniel McGowan is an Ohio and Florida trial lawyer who focuses on probate and trust litigation.  He can be reached for a free consultation by clicking here.  

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Who Can Bring Probate Related Causes of Action in Ohio Courts?

Sun Oct 23rd, by Daniel McGowan, on New Probate & Trust Cases, Probate Law and Procedure |

Certain probate related causes of action may only be brought by parties with a vested claim to the estate.  A cause of action for tortious interference with expectancy of inheritance, however,...

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