One of the single most important things you can do for you and your family can be done years before it is needed: Create a comprehensive estate plan. Without a will, trust, power of attorney or advance health care directive in place, what can happen to you and your estate may be very different than what you would want.
Your family may be put in a position where they don’t know what to do and you may not be able to communicate your wishes to them. It’s one of the most emotionally difficult times in a family’s life, and having proper estate planning in place can make it smoother for everyone involved.
The Law Firm of Amy R. Turos can provide you with the correct estate planning strategy for your needs, including all necessary documentation and pre-planning. Your assets can be protected through the creation of a trust; your end-of-life wishes can be documented and carried out, giving you and your family peace of mind.
Families already involved in the Ohio probate process rely on the team at the Law Firm of Amy R. Turos as an efficient, educated partner in navigating the complexities of the court system. We provide reasonable, cost-effective guidance in the settling of an estate in Portage, Geauga, Summit and Trumbull Counties.
Estates can be complex, we can help
Every estate plan is unique, and we will begin with a review of your entire estate to determine the best option for you. At that point, we will draft any necessary documentation that will assist your family in completing your wishes, from asset allocation through a will or trust to health care directives.
Your advance planning will give your family clear direction on what type of care you wish to receive should you be unable to form or communicate these decisions on your own. Your will and trust will clearly explain how you wish your assets to be distributed or managed. Finally, this advance planning will also aid your family through the probate process.
We can also help you review and revise your estate plan when important life changes occur. A change in marital or parental status, job change, retirement funding or an unexpected windfall, are all reasons to review your existing estate plan.
Should you fail to make your intentions known through a formal estate plan, your assets and your health care decisions will be managed in accordance with Ohio law, even though your family members may wish to help on your behalf. A lack of a will or trust can also cause an estate to spend additional time moving through the probate process, which can generate a financial strain on your family.
We can help you with your financial planning
The Law Firm of Amy R. Turos is available to assist you with your estate planning needs. To speak with a qualified member of our team, call our office at 330-221-3104 or use the contact form.