Estate Planning For Your Peace Of Mind, Your Family And Your Legacy
Do not make the mistake of believing that estate planning is a morbid topic or for elderly people. None of us knows how long we will live. A glance at any major newspaper reminds us that people die unexpectedly. Many will not have the luxury of time to plan for passing on assets when death is near. Preparation today can preserve assets for tomorrow.
Estate planning is an important aspect of financial management and planning for any adult with assets and/or family members. This means almost everyone needs a will at the very least. Without a will, your property would be distributed according to state laws after your death. Most people have more specific intentions for the use of their assets after their lives are over.
Attorneys at Atkins And Atkins, Attorneys At Law, LLC, can help you translate your wishes into legally effective documents. With our help, you can prevent future family disputes over your estate. We serve young families, senior citizens and all age groups in between. Clients come from throughout the Columbus area and elsewhere in Ohio.
Planning Ahead To Reduce Your Family’s Stress
For the sake of your family or representatives of charitable causes you may include in your will, you need sound legal advice when preparing estate planning documents such as:
- Trusts — either stand-alone trusts or trusts built into wills
- Powers of attorney for financial, legal and/or health care purposes
- Advance directives or living wills, clarifying your wishes in case of medical incapacity
Plan now to protect whoever will take care of your assets and affairs after you pass away. You can spare your family much expense and trouble if you designate agents who can act on your behalf when you are unable to — both before and after your death.
Create Or Update A Will And Other Estate Planning Tools
Reach our real estate attorneys by email or by phone at (614) 485-8248. We are available and will be glad to help you review your estate planning options and plan efficiently for the transfer of your assets “someday” to the next generation.
Trustworthy, Reassuring Legal Help With Probate And Estate Administration
A death in the family is normally a time for grieving a loss and regrouping. It is also a time with many legal duties to fulfill. While your family is grieving, who wants to handle the responsibilities associated with estate administration? What if there is a dispute or contention that you made a mistake as personal representative or executor? Our Ohio law firm can help you through these and other challenges that arise when a loved one dies.
Most people do not know what to do to close an estate, and need the help of a probate lawyer. Furthermore, other pressing issues in the family can be overwhelming and an attorney’s guidance and assistance become vital.
We Are Here To Handle All The Details For You
You can trust our probate attorneys in Columbus, Ohio to bring compassion along with skills and efficiency to the task of helping families with probate and estate administration. Specifically, we facilitate the process through a series of detailed steps, including:
- Preparing for all steps in estate administration
- Gathering information and valuations of all assets owned by the decedent
- Filing necessary paperwork with financial institutions and government agencies
- Preparing documents required to liquidate or transfer assets in probate and manage each transaction correctly
- Assisting with claims from the Ohio Medicaid Recovery Program
- Distribution of assets to named beneficiaries
If there is real estate to sell or lease after a death, our probate and real estate attorneys can help with all phases of the process.
Note: If your loved one died in an accident, Atkins And Atkins, Attorneys At Law, LLC, is here to assist your family in pursuing a wrongful death claim.
We Are Here For You
Our compassion and passion for helping people shine through when we help clients through probate and estate administration. We hope you will give us a call at (614) 485-8248 or send an email inquiry through our online form on the Contact page.