The Perla Law Firm blog, http://www.perlalaw.com/blog/, featuring legal information that you can use, has hit 100 posts! Blog posts feature helpful legal information for consumers on issues of Estate Planning and Probate, Family Law, Long Term Care/Medicaid Planning and provides updates regarding our office and staff.
We welcome everyone to utilize the search button on our blog to find Ohio focused information concerning your legal questions. Please remember that there is no replacement for consulting directly with our office regarding your particular situation and needs. … Read the rest
Actress Sofia Vergara recently had a public dispute with her ex-fiance Nick Loeb over their frozen embryos. It has been reported that Vergara and Loeb created two embryos. An embryo is created in a lab by fertilizing a woman’s egg with a man’s sperm. When the couple parted ways, Loeb sued Vergara for control of the embryos. Loeb would like to use the two embryos to have children through the use of a surrogate, whereas Vergara wishes to keep the embryos frozen. Prior to creating the embryos, the couple had signed a contract that stated that both parties had to agree to bring the embryos to term. Should… Read the rest
In Kansas, Jennifer Schreiner and Angela Bauer, a lesbian couple, posted an ad on Craigslist seeking a sperm donor. The cost of artificial insemination can range from $300 to $700 a try and it can take four or more tries to be successful, a cost prohibitive process for some aspiring parents. Hence, the couple was likely seeking a less expensive alternative to a sperm bank. William Marotta, a married man, hoping to help the couple out, responded that he would be a willing donor.
The three signed a contract waiving Marotta’s parental right and responsibilities, the donation was made and Schreiner… Read the rest
Fairview Park attorney Elizabeth L. Perla has been chosen by the National Business Institute to speak at their “Trusts 101” Seminar in Cleveland, Ohio on June 19, 2012 on the topic of Ethical Considerations. She will cover the issues of ‘Who is Your Client?’, ‘Confidentiality in Third Party Communications,’ ‘Assessing the Client’s Capacity,’ and ‘Avoiding Fraudulent Transfers.’ The seminar will be recorded in its entirety and can be obtained by contacting NBI directly.… Read the rest
What is a Trust?
A Trust is a legal document that sets out the rules for the transfer of property (Ie. When the property will be distributed, How much, To whom, etc.). The person who creates the trust and is seeking to transfer his property is called the Settlor or Grantor. The person who holds onto the property is called a Trustee and the person who is to benefit from the property is the Beneficiary.
Who Has to Know About a Trust?
According to Ohio Law, unless the Trust says otherwise, a Trustee must keep all current beneficiaries of a Trust informed about the administration of the Trust. If a beneficiary… Read the rest