I will often hear clients ask about survivorship deeds. Many people are unaware that their deeds are not survivorship deeds. There are two main forms of real property ownership in Ohio: tenants in common and survivorship. Both forms of ownership have their pros and cons. Jointly owning real property as tenants in common means each owner has an undivided, fractional share of the property. This form of ownership is better suited for friends or couples who are not married. For e
A transfer on death designation affidavit or a TOD affidavit is a special kind of affidavit that allows a real property owner to transfer the real property without having to go through probate. It is authorized under Ohio Revised Code Section 5302.22. Because it is not a deed, it only needs to be recorded and does not need to go through the tax maps or auditor which saves on conveyance and transfer fees. One of the benefits of having a TOD affidavit is that it avoids probate.
Hello everyone! I am very proud to announce that I am back in Cleveland and have opened shop in Parma Heights! I have always been a huge fan of Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs. Some of my favorite activities are going to Cleveland Indians games and attending concerts at the world famous Agora Ballroom. With that in mind, I decided that it was best to leave Akron so I can practice law in my hometown. A native of North Royalton, I graduated from North Royalton High School