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C. Lawrence Huddleston III

C. Lawrence Huddleston III

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  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
  • Ohio
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• Board-Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
• 22 years' Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law experience
• Founding Member and frequent speaker, WealthCounsel, LLC
• Fellow, Esperti Peterson Institute for Advanced Wealth Strategies Planning
• Fellow, The Laureate Circle
• Member, Professional Advisory Committee, The Columbus Foundation
• Member, ePlanners Educational Alliance
• Board Member, Christian Legal Society of Central Ohio
• Accredited Attorney – U. S. Veterans Administration
• Honoree, Leave A Legacy Award – Central Ohio Planned Giving Council
• Rated AV “Pre-eminent” by Martindale-Hubbell / Lawyers.Com
• Rated “10.0 - Superb” by AVVO.Com
• Co-author, "For Ohio Doctors: Shedding Light on Asset Protection, Tax and Estate Planning" (2010)

Capital University Law School
J.D. (1977) | Law
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Professional Experience
Founder & Manager
Huddleston Law Group
- Current
Articles & Publications
For Ohio Doctors Only - Shedding Light on Asset Protection, Tax & Estate Planning
Guardian Publishing, LLC
Speaking Engagements
Dozens, Nationwide - 21 States
Dozens of Legal, Financial and Lay Organizatons
Numerous, Nationwide - 21 States
Dozens of Legal, Financial and Lay Organizatons
Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
Ohio State Bar Association/Ohio Supreme Court
Leave-A-Legacy Award
Central Ohio Council on Planned Giving
Nominated by the Ohio State University Office of Planned Giving for Leadership in Structuring the founding gift for the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, and other community planned giving activity
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
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Activities: Estate Planning & Probate Law Committee
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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4th Circuit
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6th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Elder Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Trusts & Trust Administration
  • Asset Protection
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. My mom passed no will. Her house was in a reverse mortgage She has little money in frozen bank acct. What do i do?
A: If the reverse mortgage balance is lower than the amount you will net by selling it, you can sell it, pay off the mortgage company and keep the balance. You will need to open a probate estate to get both the house and the bank account. It will cost you little or nothing to consult with an expert probate lawyer to help you with this process, or at least give you advice on the specifics of your situation.
Q. If someone inherits a home and all heirs agree do we have to wait til probate to evict tenants so we can move in?
A: If they do not have a lease, the Executor can evict them ... or demand that they pay a market rent. In fact, the Executor has an obligation to protect the value of the assets, and arguably to maximize the value of those assets. If this estate has real property and multiple heirs and the Executor is trying to do this himself or herself without the assistance of expert probate counsel, he or she is potentially liable to the other heirs. There is no excuse for failing to get expert help in this situation.
Q. Ma father passat in his will he states house cars and all assets go to me and brothers equly before we got here the exc
A: Verbal agreements made during lifetime mean absolutely nothing after death. With approval of all other heirs, the Executor may choose to honor such a statement, but is under absolutely no obligation to do so. Your brother has acted improperly, and his action is criminal theft. It is unlikely the police will do anything in this type of situation without a court order, so you are almost certainly going to need an expert probate lawyer to force him to give back the items he took.
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