How to Make an Ohio Will [NOOK Book]



Your property may not go to whom you want if you die without a will. How to Make an Ohio Will explains Ohio law regarding wills and joint property and includes ready-to-use forms. It will show ...
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How to Make an Ohio Will

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Your property may not go to whom you want if you die without a will. How to Make an Ohio Will explains Ohio law regarding wills and joint property and includes ready-to-use forms. It will show you how to quickly, easily and inexpensively set up the distribution of your estate so that you will know who gets your property after you.

This book explains in simple language how:
--Ohio laws affect distribution of your property
--Ohio laws protect beneficiaries
--To prepare your own will
--To decide who will care for your minor children
--To protect your children and their property
--To make specific bequests
--To donate organs for research or transplantation
--To change your will under Ohio law
--To provide for your spouse
--To exempt some property from the control of your will
--To avoid probate with a simple bank account
--To keep your will secret until your death
--To forbid the use of artificial life-support systems if you become terminally ill
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402242199
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Warda received his BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois in Chicago and his JD from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He has studied at the University of Oxford, England and in Barcelona and Cologne.

He has been a lawyer for over 25 years and has written or coauthored more than seventy self-help legal guides. He has recently returned to actively practicing law full time in addition to continuing to write from his Florida home.

John R.Willamowski received his J D from Ohio Northern University in 1985. A senior partner with the law firm of Willamowski ,Willamowski & Stotts in Lima, Ohio, his practice is presently concentrated in the area of probate and estate planning. Over many years of practice, he has personally drafted hundreds of Ohio wills.

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Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books -


Chapter 1: Basics of Ohio Wills -
- Will Defined
- How a Will Is Used
- If You Do Not Have a Will
- Joint Tenancy, Spouses, and Wills
- Bank Accounts and Securities
- Exempt Property
- Marriage and Wills
- Children and Wills
- How Your Debts Are Paid
- Estate and Inheritance Taxes
- Legal Research

Chapter 2: Needing an Ohio Will -
- What a Will Can Do
- What a Will Cannot Do
- Out-of-State Wills
- Who Can Use a Simple Will
- Who Should Not Use a Simple Will

Chapter 3: Making a Simple Will -
- Identifying Beneficiaries
- Real Property
- Personal Property
- Specific Bequests
- Remainder Clause
- Alternate Beneficiaries
- Survivorship Clause
- Guardians of the Person and Estate
- Children's Trust
- Personal Representatives
- Witnesses
- Self-Proving Affidavits
- Funeral Arrangements
- Miscellaneous Considerations
- Forms

Chapter 4: Executing a Will -
- Signing Procedures
- Self-Proving Affidavits
- Copies of Your Will

Chapter 5: After Signing Your Will -
- Storing Your Will
- Revoking Your Will
- Changing Your Will

Chapter 6: Making a Living Will -

Chapter 7: Making Anatomical Gifts -

Glossary -

Appendix A: Sample Filled-In Forms -

Appendix B: Blank Forms -

Index -
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