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Make Your New Year’s Resolution to Get Your Estate Planning Done!

New Year, New You? New You wants to get your estate planning finished, trust us! Welcome to a new year with new beginnings! This has been a hard year for many of us and we are all ready for a fresh start. But making New Year’s resolutions is not always enough, we must act upon…

2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star – Phillip Haer

We at McClenaghan Law Group are excited to announce that our very own Attorney Phillip Haer has been selected as a 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, a publication of Thomas Reuters! Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Ohio are selected by the research team at Super…

Meet Valerie!

Next time you stop by, be sure to ask if Valerie is in so we can introduce you! Valerie will be joining us as our new Law Clerk. Valerie is a second-year law student at Capital University Law School. She grew up in Westerville, Ohio, and briefly left us to attend Tiffin University in Tiffin,…

But There Was Supposed to Be More!

But There Was Supposed to Be More! Sometimes, your heirs and beneficiaries will receive a smaller inheritance than any of you thought. While we rarely look forward to the passing of a loved one, it is human to wonder about what you might be inheriting. When new Probate Clients call us, their first question is…

Considerations Before Heading South for the Winter

Considerations Before Heading South for the Winter For many snowbirds, cooler weather means it is time to head south. If you are thinking about heading for warmer weather this winter, there are a few things you should consider before hitting the road. What is happening in your destination state? Because we are still in the…

Help! I’ve Been Named as a Guardian. What Do I Do?

Help! I’ve Been Named as a Guardian. What Do I Do? A guardian is an individual who cares for someone, often a minor child, who needs special protection. Parents can nominate a guardian in their will, but typically a court must confirm and officially appoint the guardian after both parents have passed away. Sometimes the…

Summer Vacation Plans? Precautions and Preparations to Consider

Summer Vacation Plans? Precautions and Preparations to Consider After months of near confinement in our homes, many of us are stir-crazy and eager to travel to a vacation destination. Although more states are opening up, there are several precautions to consider and preparations to make as you plan your summer travels. Heed the Centers for…

Saving for School: Planning for Your Family’s Education

Saving for School: Planning for Your Family’s Education According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in the 2018–2019 academic year, the average tuition and fees for a public four-year institution were $9,200; $35,800 for a private nonprofit four-year institution; $3,700 for a public two-year institution; and $18,400 for a private nonprofit two-year institution. If…

Education Funding Flexibility in Light of COVID-19

Education Funding Flexibility in Light of COVID-19 When it comes to returning to school in the fall, the details may still be unknown. Will students be attending classes in person, or will classes continue to be online? Will college students be allowed on campus, or will they be bunking with mom and dad for the…

How to Help Your Loved Ones Avoid Probate

How to Help Your Loved Ones (and Assets) Avoid Probate Today, many people are using a revocable living trust instead of a will or joint ownership as the foundation of their estate plan. When properly prepared, a living trust avoids the public, costly and time-consuming court processes of conservatorship or guardianship (due to incapacity) or…