Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning
Wills and Estate Planning
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 and 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.