Estate planning

No Estate Plan?

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Without an estate plan, the state decides how your property is dispersed when you die. It often involves probate court and can take more than six months to settle. It is also costly for your loved ones. 

Have Lawyer, Will Travel

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I make house calls! Work with me in the comfort of your own home. We will discuss your goals, and decide on the best plan for your estate.

Why an Estate Plan?

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 There are many reasons to have an Estate Plan. Provide financially for your spouse and family, arrange for the well-being of loved ones, minors, and pets, legally transfer property, ensure the maximum amount of your estate goes to your beneficiaries, and many more.

Everyone Needs a Plan

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 Most Americans do not have the essential legal documents needed for proper estate planning, such as wills and living wills .  Many Americans lack a living will in case they become incapacitated or terminally ill. In addition, those with a will often fail to keep the document updated. 

Final Expenses

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An Estate Plan will arrange and fund your funeral and  burial or cremation so your loved ones are not tasked with such a sad burden.

Debts after your death

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An estate plan minimizes potential creditor claims to your estate when you die and funds the debts your estate must pay. 

When Should I Consider an Estate Plan?

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Any person that has children or owns property, real estate or has a bank account should consider an Estate Plan. It can be as easy as filling out a form for a simple will, or if there is substantial assets, a large trust.

How Do I Get Started and how much will it cost?

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It is easy to get started, simply call 440-655-2342 or click here to set up an appointment on-line. The initial thirty minute phone consultation is free.  I will guide you through the process and make sure you receive the appropriate forms.  

Don't Forget Your Furry Family Members

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You can include your pets in your Estate Plan. Ohio is one of the states that allows Pet Trusts which would provide for their care if you became incapacitated or upon your death. Don't leave the future of your beloved animals uncertain or in a cage at the APL.