Legal-Ease: Four items of legal maintenance

When it comes to legal maintenance for our lives, Lee suggests checking in on four broad categories.

First, he suggests making sure everyone has advanced directives in place, including powers of attorney. Second, he suggests making sure that an up to date will is in place. Third, he suggests making sure it will be easy for surviving friends and family to get the assets that are promised to them. Finally, he suggests checking into any liability concerns.

Spring weather always reminds me of my blessed childhood of being raised on a farm. A daily routine on our farm was farm equipment maintenance.

We had a daily checklist of items to service or check before we could begin the day’s work. We checked engine oil levels. We confirmed fuel levels in case the gauge had stopped working. We greased every grease zerk (fitting) on tractors and implements and engaged in a variety of other maintenance that created a mental checklist that each of us walked through every day.

Read more about Lee’s four items of legal maintenance in his article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Four items of legal maintenance

Source:, “Legal-Ease: Four items of legal maintenance,” by Lee R. Schroeder, May 5, 2018

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

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