If you do not yet have a valid will in Ohio, it is time to fill in that gap in your financial planning. There is no time like the present to create a will that makes your wishes clear about:

  • How you wish to designate your assets after death
  • Who you want to administer your estate
  • Who you prefer to serve as a guardian of your children, if applicable
  • Whether you want to put one or more trusts in place to help beneficiaries avoid probate for some or all of your assets

Perhaps you have a will from another state or from a previous season of your life — before your marriage, divorce or parenthood. Perhaps you are about to start a business and want to align your estate plans with business succession plans. At Atkins and Atkins, Attorneys at Law, LLC, in Columbus, we emphasize personalization of legal counsel. We would like to get to know you and understand your starting point. We would also like to explain our estate planning services and how we can help you put your will in order.

What Kind(s) Of Trust Or Trusts May Meet Your Needs?

As part of your will — or standing alone in addition to your will — you may wish to create a trust.

  • A revocable living trust, for example, allows you to keep control over your assets during your lifetime while also providing for a simplified transfer of those assets to a trustee after your death.
  • A special needs trust, a generation-skipping trust or family corporation may protect assets and streamline legal processes.

Many families find trusts to be useful ways to keep family matters private, limit estate taxes, minimize necessary steps after a death in the family and prevent family disputes.

Whether You Need A Simple Will Or A More Complex Estate Plan

Schedule a consultation with an estate planning lawyer to discuss your Ohio estate plan. Atkins and Atkins, Attorneys at Law, LLC, is ready to offer the information and guidance you seek. We offer truly customized legal services. Learn more by sending an email message through this website or calling us at 614-485-8248.