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Posts by Chris Gasper

Taking Advantage of Grandma and Grandpa: The Growing Trend

  As I sit here at my desk writing this article, I cannot for the life of me find any semblance of peace about this topic.  I just can’t.  Every week in our office we receive calls from family members, county workers, Adult Protective Services … you name it!  And the story is the same: …

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Why a Living Will is a Bad Idea

Yes, folks. A living will is a bad idea. But what is a living will? Many clients and prospective clients call my office to ask about or to hire me to draft a ‘living will.’ I think that this is a term many latch onto and assume this is what you want. Not quite the…

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Estate Planning 101

What Does “Probate” Mean? Probate is a term many people are already familiar with, but it is not exactly a concept that most folks encounter every day. Whether you are brand new to the estate planning process or you are trying to find out more about the specifics of probate law, you’ve come to the…

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ATF is Nearing Its New Restrictions on NFA Gun Trusts

Well folks, I didn’t think they would take this long, but it appears that the ATF-41P final action is near. As proposed, the rule would: Add a definition for the term “responsible person” Require each responsible person of a corporation, trust or legal entity to complete a specified form, and to submit photographs and fingerprints;…

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Guardianship – I Will

As Guardian of the Person and/or Estate, I will: 1. Preserve any and all Wills of the ward and deposit them with the Court for safekeeping. 2. Prepare and file a guardian’s report annually, or as directed by the Court when the ward is an adult. 3. Allow my name, address, and telephone number to…

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Custody, Adoption an Guardianship Questions Part 1

How does my husband adopt my daughter to be her father? In this situation, you will have to file for a stepparent adoption. In Ohio, if a parent has not supported or contacted their child for a year or more, that parent’s consent is not needed; however, that parent must still be notified. There are…

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ATF Reclassifies Sig’s “Stabilizing Brace”

The ATF issued an open letter on January 16, 2015 pertaining to the AR Pistols and other firearms which could affect many who have purchased long-barrel handguns with “stabilizing braces.” Now that the ATF has taken notice of what some might call a “work around” to the NFA, it shows that the ATF is clamping down on…

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