Many people think of a Will when they think of estate planning. A Will offers instruction to an Executor about how your assets should be managed after your death. But it can do much more than simply name someone who gets what you left behind after you pass away; it might also include details about guardianship for minors. A trust is also a useful tool to provide greater control over your assets and interests. If you're thinking about setting up a Will or trust, reach out to our estate planning attorneys. We work with you to build a Will or trust you're satisfied with.
A Will isn't the only way to handle your estate. Powers of Attorney and Advanced Directives are usually needed as well. Clients may also create multiple trusts, transfer and retitle their assets, create a long-term plan to provide retirement income, protect assets from excessive taxation, or build a business succession plan. If you have a lot of complex assets or simply want control over your estate, we can help. We are experienced estate planning attorneys that know how to handle even the most complicated estates. Our attorneys can help you avoid probate expenses and help you with trusts, wills, and other estate planning.
Probate is the process Ohio courts undertake to determine if a Will is valid. During this process, the courts will name an Executor or Administrator to oversee asset distribution according to the Will. If someone dies without a will, the court applies intestate succession law to distribute the assets and appoints an Administrator.
The probate process can be tedious and complicated, but you can avoid it with proper estate planning. Our probate attorneys can help you avoid probate expenses and help you with trusts, wills, and other estate planning.
During the probate process, an Executor or Administrator has many duties and responsibilities. This job can be challenging and frustrating, and mistakes can have costly and severe consequences. If you’re appointed a Personal Representative you may benefit from consulting one of our experienced attorneys.
Whether you were on foot or behind the wheel, being involved in a car accident can be a difficult and traumatic experience. The lasting effects of the event—physically, financially, and legally—continue to linger. Our personal injury lawyers can help you find justice. We work with health professionals, investigators, and experts to build the best case for you. Our goal is to help you receive all the compensation you deserve for your traumatic incident.
According to premises liability law, property owners have a legal obligation to keep their premises safe and secure. If you were injured by tripping over a hazard, slipping on a slippery surface, or falling down on uneven flooring, we can help. Our personal injury attorneys have a long and successful track record, and we have helped our clients find justice. We can meet with you to determine if liability might exist in your case. We are a trusted legal team that strives to help you recover damages for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
As consumers, we expect a certain level of quality and safety in all our products. If you were injured by a defective product, then you may be able to file a lawsuit. Products that lack a safety guard or device can also be considered defective. As your trusted personal injury attorney, we work with engineers and experts to build a case for you. Our attorneys have years of experience handling these cases, and our law firm can offer valuable assistance in navigating these complicated issues.
Often, negotiating a settlement before filing a lawsuit is a smart choice. We can negotiate a settlement and find a solution that both parties agree on. This helps save time and money, as a lawsuit can take years to resolve.
Declaring bankruptcy is a major decision, but it's not the end of your financial journey. Filing for bankruptcy can often be the smartest move. A bankruptcy can stop foreclosures, wage garnishment, and creditor harassment. Our law office works closely with a talented bankruptcy attorney, Roger Slain. Whether you are considering filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or if you simply need information about bankruptcies, Roger can help.
A lawsuit isn’t the only way to resolve conflict. Our lawyers are also trained mediators who strive to find win-win solutions for everyone. If you were referred for mediation by a court or want to try mediation before beginning a lawsuit, reach out to our office.