Shelby County Estate Planning Attorney
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If you pass away, who would be in charge of your affairs and assets? If you suddenly become ill and unable to voice your medical options, who will be your advocate? If you are unable to make financial decisions, who will be there to provide sound legal advice? It is essential to the future of your estate and loved ones that you have an effective plan in place to ensure the assets and affairs in your estate are distributed according to your wishes.
For many years, our Shelby County estate planning lawyer at Bridges, Jillisky & Streng, LLC has provided effective and personalized estate planning services to clients throughout Ohio. Our compassionate legal team is equipped with the knowledge and skill to offer insightful solutions in order to fulfill your goals for the future.
Thorough Estate Planning Services
Estate planning involves protecting your assets, offering health care directives, and ensuring that your assets and property are distributed based on your wishes. Without an estate plan, you won’t have any control over your estate after you die. It is our Shelby County estate planning attorney’s objective to help you remain on top of your affairs and ensure that your loved one has taken care of once you pass away.
Our estate planning services include the following:
- Wills, including living wills
- Trusts, including revocable and irrevocable trusts
- Durable powers of attorney
- Health care directives
- Business succession planning
- Tax planning
Probate is a court-supervised legal process that may be necessary in the event someone passes away. The purpose of probate is to ensure the deceased individual’s debts and taxes are paid and that assets are transferred to the people who are entitled to them. Probate can be a lengthy and expensive process; however, it can be avoided with careful estate planning.
An important part of creating an estate plan is choosing an executor for your will, or a person to administer your estate on your behalf after you die. The executor is responsible for locating and notifying heirs, beneficiaries, and the appropriate creditors of your death. He/she must prove your will is valid, inventory and safeguard your assets, pay debts and taxes, and distribute the remaining property of the will.
Our firm can represent the executor or administrator in court. We can also help you file the proper paperwork prior to the required deadlines.
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Your best protection against being treated unfairly or ignored in the probate process is a lawyer who knows Ohio law and will represent your interests. Our Shelby County estate planning attorney is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal counsel.
For more information about our services, contact us and speak with our legal team today.