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Restatements, Amendments and Codicils

Restatements, Amendments and Codicils No one should rely on an old, out-of-date Trust or Last Will and Testament (Will) as the foundation of their estate plan. In our“Don’t Set-it-And-Forget-It” Blog Post, we talked about how important estate planning updates are. Many life events, even small ones, can change your estate plan. Restatements, Amendments, and Codicils…

Right of Occupancy, Right for You?

Right of Occupancy, Right for You? Family dynamics can change drastically when one member passes away. Particularly if a surviving spouse remarries! The question of what happens to the family home can make the unique relationship between the children and the new spouse even more complicated. If done correctly, setting up a Right of Occupancy…

Don’t Set-it-and-Forget-it!

So, you finally got your estate planning done! A great sense of security has probably washed over you since everything is in order, but did you know that estate planning isn’t “set-it-and-forget-it” like mom’s slow cooked pot roast? As we all know, life happens. However, some of the most common life events can have a…

Three Common Business Formation Mistakes

So you have decided to start your own business? That’s fantastic! But where do you start? What mistakes should you avoid when you start your first business? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 20 percent of businesses fail in their first year, and 50 percent fail by their fifth year. When starting a…

Meet Our Newest Member!

We are happy to announce that our office has gained a new member! To some, you have seen her already but to others she’s new! Please Welcome Isabella Loor! Isabella goes by Bella here in the office and is our Administrative Assistant! She is currently on track to graduate at the end of the summer…

Stay-at-Home Parents and Estate Planning

Stay-at-Home Parents and Estate Planning Most Americans strive to earn a decent-sized paycheck to support themselves and their families when they go to work. Many of our clients have one working spouse and another that cares for their children throughout the day. Stay-at-home parents work to provide valuable nonfinancial contributions to their families every day.…

Congrats, Grad!

Congrats, Grad! Join us in celebrating our Paralegal, Courtney Chappelear, on her recent graduation! Over the past several years, Courtney has been working to complete her Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work at The Ohio State University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with the graduating Class of 2022. She plans to take the Social Work…

Show Yourself Some Love!

Show Yourself Some Love! Summer is over. The kids are back in school, and it’s time to take a deep breath and spend some time taking care of yourself before the holidays arrive. Here are a few suggestions to help eliminate that unneeded stress. Get your finances and estate plan in order. According to the…

McClenaghan Law Group Has Your Back!

McClenaghan Law Group Has Your Back! Comprehensive estate and financial plans are not just for the wealthy, they are for everyone. They are a necessity for anyone who cares for a person or cause and who wants to provide for the person or cause after they die can benefit from such plans. Along with comprehensive…

Do You “Hook a U-Turn” Whenever You Think About Estate Planning?

Do You “Hook a U-Turn” Whenever You Think About Estate Planning? Turning around when you think about your estate planning may not be illegal, but you don’t have to speed away! It can be hard to get motivated about estate planning… it sounds just as fun as getting a root canal, right? Either way, you…