Legal-Ease: Is estate planning worth the effort?

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney with Schroeder Law LLC in Ottawa. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at (419) 523-5523. 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.

While it may be an uncomfortable topic to consider, everyone dies. Wills make the process easier for loved ones so they know what to do with your “stuff.”

Although unpleasant to consider, each of us will eventually die. When that day comes for you, the question will be, “What should we do with your stuff?” (Credit to my boss, Joe Schroeder, for the legal term “stuff.”) Even our region’s homeless have knickknacks and small personal items that will not be buried with them.

Human beings naturally try to avoid the uncomfortable thoughts necessarily associated with the uncertainties of death. We typically reassure ourselves that we have “told” somebody “who should get what.” The problem is that once you die (and I am sorry to remind you again that you will die someday), you personally will not be around to ensure that your wishes will be carried out.

Read Lee’s full article on estate planning in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Is estate planning worth the effort?

Source:, Legal Ease: Is estate planning worth the effort? by Lee R. Schroeder, March 28, 2014

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