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Our seasoned team of Estate and Trust litigators routinely handles disputes that involve probate, estate and guardianship matters. Learn more about the complex arena of probate, trust, and estate litigation by reading our blog posts, legal insights, law updates, representative cases, resources, and more.


The Person Behind the Will: The Contest of the Will of Michael Posey

The subject matter at issue in probate litigation is almost always intrinsically human. We are dealing with a person who writes a will, an object of that person’s affection that receives the benefit under a will, and a person who, for lesser motives, preys upon the condition of the testator to gain an advantage under a will. To successfully pursue, defend, and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a will contest, the critical thing to understand is the person who wrote the will: why would that person execute this document?

A will, once executed, tells its own story. The ... Read More ›

In Brief: Ohio Estate & Probate Litigation Updates May 2022
Untangling incompatible beneficiary provisions, Ohio case law updates, free "Overcoming Disinheritance" e-book, and more.... check out our latest monthly e-newsletter, In Brief: Ohio Estate and Trust Litigation Updates, focused on estates, trusts, and guardianships and the disputes surrounding them. Read it here.
In Brief: Ohio Estate & Probate Litigation Updates April 2022

Breach of fiduciary duties, Ohio case law updates, free "Overcoming Disinheritance" e-book, and more... check out our latest monthly e-newsletter, In Brief: Ohio Estate and Trust Litigation Updates, focused on estates, trusts, and guardianships and the disputes surrounding them. Read the latest edition here.

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In Brief: Ohio Estate & Probate Litigation Updates March 2022

Finder's fees, undue influence, free "Overcoming Disinheritance" e-book, and more... check out our latest monthly e-newsletter, In Brief: Ohio Estate and Trust Litigation Updates, focused on estates, trusts, and guardianships and the disputes surrounding them. Read the latest edition here.

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Shana DeMooy Joins Reminger's Estate and Probate Litigation Team

We are pleased to announce the addition of Shana DeMooy to our Columbus office. Shana joins us as an associate attorney and focuses her practice on on probate estate and trust disputes, matters of undue influence and financial exploitation, and guardianships.

Prior to joining Reminger, Shana was an associate at a midsize Columbus law firm. Shana graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she served as the Production Editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Vice President of the Truancy Mediation Project. She also served as a Judicial ... Read More ›

Adam Fried and Timothy Gallagher Obtain Jury Verdict in Favor of Client in Undue Influence Will Contest Case 

After thirty months of hard-fought litigation, Adam Fried and Timothy Gallagher were pleased to obtain a defense verdict in favor of their client in an undue influence will contest case. Our client was accused by her twin sister of unduly influencing their mother to change her will. After four days of trial, the jury returned a 7-1 verdict in favor our client.  

This was Reminger’s fifth consecutive successful will contest representation at trial in the last four years. 

At Reminger, we have more than 100 combined years of experience guiding clients through Ohio's probate and estate ... Read More ›

In our new e-book, Overcoming Disinheritance: Decoding the Estate Plan to Find a Path Forward, Adam Fried reviews the anatomy of an estate plan to help you estimate the value of an estate and examine how inheritances can be diverted by bad actors. 

We are proud to announce that 6 of our Trust & Estate attorneys were honored as 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Super Lawyers

  • Adam Fried (also recognized as a Top 50 Cleveland and Top 100 Ohio attorney)
  • Franklin Malemud
  • Russell Meraglio, Jr. 
  • Leon Weiss 

Rising Stars

  • Timothy Gallagher
  • Paul Shugar
In Brief: Ohio Estate & Probate Litigation Updates November 2021

Property deeds, year-end gifting, new attorneys, and more... check out our latest monthly e-newsletter, In Brief: Ohio Estate and Trust Litigation Updates, focused on estates, trusts, and guardianships and the disputes surrounding them. Read the latest edition here.

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Consult Attorney When Considering a Financial Gift
Thinking about making a year-end financial gift? Barbara Janovitz, Chair of Reminger's Estate Planning Group, reviews the benefits of making your gift before December 31st, and commonly made gifting mistakes. Read the article from Cleveland Jewish News here.
If you have questions or concerns about your estate planning and planning options, please contact a member of Reminger's Estate Planning team.

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