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Estate Planning 101: 15-minutes with Mark Turner

By October 2, 2019April 8th, 2021No Comments

Get the basics on estate planning in this overview with Mark Turner, partner and head of the Gertsburg Law Firm’s Estate Planning practice. In this conversation with Alex Gertsburg, he covers the essential documents you should have in your estate plan and why they’re important.

  • Estate planning simplifiedHeadshot of Mark Turner, Esq.
  • Basic documents and beyond (Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Will, HIPPA Waiver, Trusts)
  • What is a Will and who needs one; What happens if you don’t have a Will
  • What does probate mean and which assets are probate-able
  • Types of Powers of Attorney; Healthcare Power of Attorney vs Living Will
  • Why does it matter? Costs and benefits


Listen to the conversation on the audio player below, or download this talk to listen off-line (right-click on the link and select “save as” to save to your device):


Contact Mark Turner by email at [email protected] or by phone at 440-571-7773. Mark is available to speak to your organization or staff on topics related to estate planning. Visit our Speaking Opportunities page if you would like Mark, or any of our attorneys, to speak to your organization on this or other topics. Explore Gertsburg Law’s estate planning and probate practice at

Mention that you heard this podcast to receive 10% off estate planning services at the Gertsburg Law Firm.


Articles for Further Reading:

Knowledge is Power: Understanding the Different Powers of Attorney and Your Financial Power of Attorney Agent: What They Can Do and What They Cannot Do, by Mark Turner and Cindy Menta

Handwritten Wills in Ohio: Are they Valid? by Nick Weiss

What Is the Difference between Conservatorship and Guardianship? by Mark Turner


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The Gertsburg Law Firm produces these Legal Talks to give insight into legal issues for non-lawyers and to share our experience with the community. The contents of this interview are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.

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