Many people put off consulting with an estate planning lawyer. Let’s be honest – estate planning is not the most comfortable thing to consider since it inherently involves thinking about your own incapacitation or death. However, if you want to protect those most important to you, including yourself, you should never put off consulting with an estate lawyer near you. Do not wait to make an appointment with Kryszak Law Firm, Co. to discuss your options.
A last will and testament is the foundation of many estate plans. Having a valid will makes the probate process simpler and less stressful for your family members, and it can help to avoid disputes regarding your estate. Your will can achieve the following:
You want to ensure that your will is valid and enforceable under Ohio law, and an estate lawyer can help you do just that.
Even better than making probate easier for your loved ones is helping them avoid probate altogether, which you might achieve with the help of a living trust. If property is held in trust, it does not have to pass through the probate process. Trusts can have other benefits, as well, as they can give you more control over estate distributions to your beneficiaries, and you can also create special trusts for different complex needs.
Not everyone needs to create a trust, but this is definitely an option you should explore with an estate lawyer. You can remain in control of your trust property until you pass away or become unable to manage it, and then the successor trustee who you selected will take over.
Not all estate planning is about when you pass away, as several legal tools help make sure that you have proper care if you suffer an incapacitating injury or illness. This could be a coma from a car accident that lasts a couple of weeks when you are younger, dementia as you age, or any other conditions that keep you from taking care of your own affairs.
You can appoint someone to serve as your power of attorney in these situations, including:
These may or may not be the same individuals. Ohio law has requirements for powers of attorney to be valid, and you want to make sure everything is in place should something happen to you.
Having a comprehensive estate plan in place can give you peace of mind, so you should not wait to contact an estate lawyer at Kryszak Law Firm, Co. We are here to help, so contact us for more information.