Estate Planning In Madison County
How Our London Estate Planning Lawyer Can Help You
Estate planning entails protecting your assets, providing health care directives, and making sure your assets and property are distributed based on your wishes. Without a thorough estate plan, you cannot control what happens to your assets after you pass away.
The estate planning services at Bridges, Jillisky, Weller & Gullifer, LLC are designed to fulfill the specific needs and desires of each and every client. Our London legal team also represents spouses and families and guide them through the probate process when a loved one dies. Through meticulous planning and ample experience, we help our clients protect property and maintain good family relationships.
Personalized Estate Planning
Estate planning is designed to distribute your assets and property to the heirs you decide. Not only does estate planning involve the distribution of assets after someone passes away, it ensures individuals are taken care of in the event of any temporary or permanent incapacity.
The following are the types of estate planning options our firm can help you with:
- Wills – A will can help you protect your family and property by naming the heirs of your assets, a personal guardian to care for your minor children, a trusted individual to manage property you leave to minor children, and an executor to make sure the terms of your will are carried out.
- Revocable and irrevocable trusts – Advanced strategies to protect assets from probation, litigation, and taxes, ensuring that your assets are distributed to your heirs, generate income, or provide for charity or special needs.
- Powers of attorney – A legal document which gives another individual the legal right to do certain things for you and handle issues that may arise if you are incapacitated.
- Health care directives – If you lose the ability to communicate, these directives can specify the type of medical and personal care you would want.
Ohio Probate Process
Probate is the legal process of administering certain assets and property of an individual who has died. It involves verifying that the will—if there is one—is valid, identifying and collecting the assets of the deceased, paying any valid taxes or expenses of the estate, and distributing the remaining property to the heirs of the estate.
This process allows the executor or administrator (if there is not a will) legal authority to handle and administer the defendant’s probate assets. The probate court supervises the work of the executor or administrator.
Due to the complexities of such matters, having the experienced legal assistance of an attorney is often necessary to ensure your estate stays protected. Our London probate attorney can help you create a plan to avoid probate altogether.
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At Bridges, Jillisky, Weller & Gullifer, LLC, we have many years of experience in estate planning to help you create an effective and personalized plan for you and your family. Do not wait until it is too late to prepare for the future.
For more information, contact us and speak with our London estate planning attorney today.