1. How to Pick the Right Executor

    When writing out your will, there are many different things that will need to be considered and planned—from who you will leave your items to, to planning your final wishes. These decisions may be difficult to make, especially when you are still healthy and far from the end, but it is also important to do while you are healthy. One of the most important things to decide while writing your will i…Read More

  2. What to Know About an Advance Directive

    As you grow older, you hear all about the importance of creating a will or a trust, and estate planning. The sooner you begin planning the better. There is a lot to know when it comes to estate planning, but one thing you may never think about is an advance directive. An advance directive is just another part of estate planning that helps your loved ones plan for your future and know what your wis…Read More

  3. Things To Consider When Estate Planning

    As you age, estate planning becomes more and more important. The fact of the matter is that you never know when you will die, and being prepared by creating a will and/or a trust will help your family and protect your assets. It is important to create a will, name a beneficiary, and have a plan before you die, but there are some aspects of estate planning that many people may overlook. Estate plan…Read More

  4. About The New Ohio Expungement Law

    In the past five years there have been several changes to the Ohio law that expands the opportunities for people with criminal records to have their records expunged and sealed. Two different bills that were passed in earlier years changed the offenses and who was eligible the have their criminal record expunged. But recently, more changes have been made to the Ohio Expungement Law. These changes …Read More

  5. What Happens When You Fail to Make an Estate Plan

    Life is unpredictable, which is why we need to be prepared. If you die unexpectedly, you want your family to be taken care of. You want them to inherit all of your money, belongings, and overall estate, which is why it is important to go through estate planning before you run out of time. To ensure your property goes where you want, you need to create a will, making sure to state everything and wh…Read More

  6. The Importance of Estate Planning

    We all die. That is all there is to it. There is no avoiding it, no changing it, and no running from it. Nobody knows when it will happen and nobody knows how. We have no control over the way we die and at what point in our life it will occur. But one thing we can control is what happens to our estate after we do pass on. Estate is anything you own. That can be cars, homes, personal possessions, i…Read More

  7. Difference Between a Trust and a Will

    When life happens you want to be prepared. You want your property to go to people you trust, your children to have a guardian, and your life to be sorted out in case anything ever happens. Contact an attorney to help you get started. There is a process to go through to make sure everything is in place: You create a trust or a will. While they both initially do the same thing, there are differences…Read More

  8. What to Consider Before Writing Your Will

    Writing a will isn’t exactly the thing we look forward to most in life, but it is something that is extremely necessary. At the office of Susan Gwinn Attorney at Law, you can count on your estate planning process is one that is sentimental, professional and thorough, just as anything regarding your life and beneficiaries ought to be. While we can provide you with the care that it takes to have a…Read More

  9. Times A Renter Needs A Lawyer

    When you sign a lease for an apartment or office space, you are agreeing to the terms of a landlord. Unfortunately, there are times where all of the agreements we once signed upon seem entirely unfair and at times can be enough to make our living situation entirely unbearable. If you find yourself between a rock and a hard place with your landlord, then turning to an attorney might be one of the o…Read More

  10. Susan Gwinn, Attorney, There When You Need Us

    Sometimes good people get into situations that have the potential to change their lives forever. It may be just an unfortunate circumstance that you have landed in some sort of trouble, but that does not mean that your life needs to be altered forever. Little things can carry large consequences and if that is the case, you need the best attorney in Athens. That would be Susan Gwinn, Athens Top Rat…Read More