Legal-Ease: Include three documents among New Year resolutions

Regardless of marital status, whether kids are in the picture, health and age, certain key documents are a key part of every adult’s moral responsibility to their family and friends. Many people think they’re too healthy or too young to worry about a will or power of attorney. However, in Lee’s opinion, every adult should have three legal document in place: general power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney and a will.

Legal-Ease: Why judges’ campaigns are so careful

Candidates face rules when campaigning, and in Lee’s opinion, the most difficult office to campaign for in Ohio is judge. Every person who runs for judge must attend a course that goes over all the rules that govern that person’s advertising to be judge. The requirements are strict, and can sometimes the rules can be paralyzing.

Legal-Ease: Keeping up with the Jones’ estate planning

Our neighbors can inspire and motivate us to consider investments, vacations and other improvements for our lives. In addition to discussing potential improvements and purchases, it’s great when neighbors discuss their estate planning experiences to encourage each other to properly identify their wishes for their surviving family and friends. But it’s important to keep in mind that while your neighbor may have what sounds like a great plan in place, your life may be different enough that another model would be a better choice for your estate plan. It’s important to discuss your estate planning with an attorney who can help you make sure you’ve made the right choices.

Legal-Ease: Facilitating purchases and sales

Buying and selling happens constantly in our society. Normally the purchaser gets some sort of documentation from the seller to prove that the purchaser acquired the item properly. A receipt evidences proper ownership for quite a bit of personal property. But for some items, such as items purchased at an auction or from farm implement dealers, the evidence of ownership is called a “bill of sale.” In real estate, the proof of ownership is called a “deed.”