Drafting an estate plan is a way to ensure that your loved ones are provided for after your passing. An estate plan ensures that your final wishes are upheld in addition to providing for your heirs and beneficiaries after you pass away. The only way to legally protect your estate and your loved ones in Ohio is by creating an estate plan with an experienced estate planning attorney. In Avon Lake, many people have turned to the knowledgeable attorneys at Kryszak & Associates for their estate planning needs. Providing a wide range of estate planning resources and services, our lawyers are prepared to meet all of your estate planning needs. Call or contact our office today to schedule a consultation to discuss your wishes for an estate plan.
Our expert Ohio estate planning attorneys have experienced drafting, reviewing, and modifying a number of different elements of a successful estate plan. Some of the most common estate planning instruments Kryszak & Associates creates on behalf of our Avon Lake clients includes the following:
A last will and testament lays out your final wishes for your estate. This usually includes how you would like the assets of your estate distributed to your loved ones. You can also name an executor in your will who is responsible for the administration of your estate after your passing. If you do not create a will, your estate will go through probate upon your death and your assets will be given out according to Ohio state law, which may not comport with your wishes.
This form gives the authority for another person to make legal and financial decisions on your behalf if you become unable to due to disability or incapacity. This includes paying bills, buying and selling assets, and other decisions that can significantly affect both you and your estate. It is crucial that you select someone you trust completely in your power of attorney form.
The Ohio Living Will states your wishes as to whether or not you want to receive artificial hydration and nutrition to be kept alive, if you are determined to be in a permanently unconscious state, as determined by two or more medical doctors. It also allows you to name who your medical contact people are.
Similar to a power of attorney, the person named in a health care power of attorney has the authority to make medical decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so yourself. If you also have a living will, your health care proxy is bound by your wishes in that instrument.
While many people do not like to consider their inevitable passing, the sooner you create an estate plan the better off you and your loved ones will be. To learn more about your legal options for creating an estate plan in the Avon Lake area, call or contact the office of Kryszak & Associates today to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable Ohio estate planning attorneys.