Legal-Ease: Mothers-in-law are mothers, too

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.

Legal disputes between in-laws are unfortunate, but can occur – and if the dispute makes it all the way to the courthouse, odds are that there will ultimately be no winners. But making end-of-life care and other important life decisions in writing now can make things smoother later in life.

As an unmarried guy, I do not have a mother in law. However, I hear many (certainly exaggerated) mother-in-law “horror stories” from my married friends. Similarly, many mothers who are clients of mine cannot imagine the existence of any man or woman in any way worthy of marrying their cherished son or daughter.

A mother-in-law and a son- or daughter-in-law both deeply love the same person. But, unfortunately, unique legal disputes between sons- and daughters-in-law and their respective mothers-in-law can and do happen.

Read Lee’s full article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Mothers-in-law are mothers too

Source:, Legal-Ease: Mothers-in-law are mothers too by Lee R. Schroeder, May 9, 2015

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