Estate Planning Attorney Columbus Ohio
Prepare For the Future with Estate Planning
The Fox Law Firm Can Help
An estate plan is a set of legal documents that expresses your wishes regarding your estate in the event of your death. It lists what your assets are, whom they should be given to, and how and when they should be distributed.
An estate includes your Columbus home, business properties, and any other properties you own, along with the items inside of your home and properties. This includes objects like furniture, appliances, vehicles and more. Your estate also includes your financial wealth, including checking and savings accounts and investments.
Estate planning with a lawyer at The Fox Law Firm in Ohio ensures your documents are legal and your wishes will be carried out.
Make Sure Your Wishes Are Carried Out
Attorneys Provide Help During the Probate and Administration Process
Probate is the legal process of proving in court that a deceased person’s will is valid and distributing the decedent’s assets as outlined in the will. If a will does not exist, the court assigns a representative, called an administrator, to assist with the administration process.
Many issues can arise when there is no will to reference. Family members may not be happy with what they do or don’t receive, and can file a petition in probate court to contest the probate process. Not only does this extend the probate and administration process, it can also cause arguments between family members over who is entitled to specific items or money.
Estate planning with the help of a lawyer will make the probate process go smoother and save your loved ones from future stress and headaches.
Estate plans include a variety of legal documents. The Fox Law Firm in Columbus will review, draft and execute living wills, durable and health care power of attorney documents and living trusts.
A living will expresses what a person wishes to happen regarding their medical treatment in the event they become incapacitated. Having a living will in place relieves family members of having to make decisions about your medical care.
Upon a person’s death, their heirs may wish to sell their Columbus real estate and land, or the land may need to be sold to repay debt. Either way, the sale of the real estate and land is done through a land sale proceeding. These proceedings are complicated and it’s in the heirs’ best interests to hire a lawyer to assist with the process.
A living trust is a trust that a person creates while they are still alive, rather than a trust that is created by that person’s will. A trustee is responsible for managing the assets until it’s time for them to be transferred to a beneficiary. One benefit of a living trust is that it bypasses the probate process.
Durable and Health Care Power of Attorney Documents
A durable power of attorney allows another person to make legal, financial or medical care decisions on your behalf when you are incapacitated. A healthcare power of attorney says that someone else may make decisions regarding your medical care on your behalf should you become incapacitated.
Benefits of Hiring a Columbus Attorney
Contact Justin Fox with The Fox Law Firm
Columbus lawyer Justin Fox can help you plan ahead. He’ll walk you through the process of estate planning in Ohio, answer your questions and concerns, and discuss your needs and wishes for the future. Together, you’ll create a legal estate plan that you can feel confident in and that will give your family peace of mind.
The Fox Law Firm serves Franklin County and the surrounding area. Call us today at (614) 407-8998 to schedule your consultation.
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