Estate planning gives you the chance to have some control over what happens to your money and property after you die, or if you become incapacitated. You can maximize the value of your estate, minimize taxes and other expenses to loved ones, and any intended beneficiaries, and minimize their legal headache. Our Ohio estate planning lawyer can help.
Estate Planning Services
Estate planning and related services provided by The Thompson Law Firm include:
- Simple wills
- Complex wills
- Living wills
- Living trusts
- Irrevocable trusts
- Powers of attorney
- Family limited partnership
- Charitable giving
- Estate planning
- Incapacity planning
- Trust administration
- Probate litigation
Why Estate Planning is Important
Estate planning protects everything you have worked so hard for in life, and ensures that your loved ones and anyone else you wish to designate as beneficiaries receive as much as possible and in the proportions you choose.
You also have the opportunity to choose guardians for your minor children and dependent impaired adults.
An important aspect of estate planning is incapacity planning. Powers of attorney let you designate who will take the reins, and how, should you become incapacitated. Without a durable power of attorney, your financial affairs will be in limbo until the courts appoint someone as your guardian. This can cause significant problems for you and your loved ones.
Why You Need an Estate Planning Lawyer
Many people feel that a simple hand-written will is sufficient, and it probably should be, but life has become very complicated. Estate planning is complex. An estate planning lawyer can help you create documents that are legally binding and not in conflict with each other.
We can help you plan for the unexpected and avoid unnecessary costs and court proceedings for your loved ones in the future.
If you or a loved one are in need of legal assistance with estate planning in Ohio, please call a stock broker fraud lawyer of The Thompson Law Firm at 1-614-461-9000 or toll free 1-800-461-9013 or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge. Fees and costs are discussed up front so that you always know what to expect.