Understanding Estate Planning and Ohio Estate Litigation
No one looks forward to thinking about what will happen to their family in the event of their death. However, it’s necessary to ensure that your family is protected and your assets are distributed according to your wishes.
Without a will in place, your assets are subject to intestate succession, meaning that the state of Ohio will decide how to divide your assets and who receives them. Careful planning is key to avoiding unnecessary taxes and easing the burden of your passing on your family.
How to Avoid Estate Litigation in Ohio
An up-to-date estate plan is by far the easiest and most effective way to alleviate most, if not all, of your family’s stress about your final wishes after your death. A carefully created trust communicates to your family what you want with your remaining assets and liabilities and can potentially eliminate the need for probate.
A comprehensive estate plan includes how to administer trusts, your selection of power of attorney if you become incapacitated, and clearly outlines the distribution of your assets. Our estate planning attorneys can guide you through the process of creating a will that provides your family with protection and inheritance after your passing.
Understanding Ohio Estate Disputes and Litigation
If a loved one has passed away and there is a dispute about their will’s validity, you will need to go through the process of estate litigation in Ohio. Whether you are questioning the legitimacy of the will yourself or are involved in a dispute with someone else questioning the legitimacy of the will, the estate litigation process can be complicated and overwhelming. It’s essential to have sound legal representation when Ohio estate disagreements arise to protect your rights and the wishes of your loved one.
The Importance of Having an Ohio Estate Litigation Attorney on Your Side
At Seif & McNamee, LLC, we handle estate matters with compassion and are committed to providing each client with the most comprehensive legal support possible. Our estate litigation lawyers can help you gather the documentation needed to prove your loved one was of sound mind when they created or updated their will. We can connect you with expert witnesses who can testify that your loved one could comprehend what they signed, agreeing to the plan.
Seif & McNamee, LLC is here to help you and your loved ones understand business law, personal injury, estate planning, elder law, probate, collections, and municipal law. Our experienced Ohio lawyers help you accomplish more. We welcome you to contact our Chillicothe or Waverly law firm to learn more about how we can help you achieve favorable results in business and personal legal matters in Southern Ohio, statewide, and across the Midwest.