Probate Attorney Lancaster Ohio
Legal Assistance from Ohio Probate Law Attorneys
Determining what to do with a loved one’s assets after their death can be stressful and time consuming. Let a Lancaster probate lawyer help. The legal team at Taneff Law can support you through the probate process and a handle variety of tasks for you, including collecting and distributing personal belongings, paying creditors, filing estate taxes, and more.
If you want to make sure your loved ones have a simpler probate experience after your death, we can help you too. An estate planning attorney will help you create a will, trust, power of attorney, or any other legal document needed in your estate plan. These documents clearly express your wishes for the future, including who should receive your assets and who should become guardians of your minor dependents. An estate plan makes it easier for your loved ones to manage your estate after your death, saving them time and energy and money.
Contact us to learn more about our services regarding Ohio probate law.
Estate Planning and Asset Protection in Columbus and Lancaster OH
The estate planning attorneys at Taneff Law can help you create an estate plan that ensures your wishes for the future are carried out after your death. An estate plan includes legal documents that state who should receive your personal and financial assets and when, making it easy for your loved ones to know what to do with your belongings. An estate plan can also help prevent excess taxes.
Your estate includes your house and all of the items inside, such as furniture, clothes, and jewelry. It also includes vehicles as well as financial assets like savings accounts, checking accounts, investments, and retirement funds. Business owners’ estates also include their business assets.
Our Columbus, Ohio attorneys are experts in probate law, real estate law, and elder law, and can help you make an estate plan that covers all the necessary bases. It’s helpful to first make a list of all of your assets and the beneficiaries you’d like to receive those assets. If you have minor children or other dependents, you can state who will become their guardian. During estate planning, you’ll also name an executor to manage your estate and oversee the distribution of your belongings.
If you pass away without a will or without naming an executor, the court will decide what to do with your assets and appoint someone to manage your estate. Having a will and naming an executor ensures a person you trust is in charge of making decisions on your behalf.
If you have been named the executor of a loved one’s estate, our attorneys can help guide you through the estate administration process and even handle a variety of tasks for you. Additionally, if you are involved in a dispute over a loved one’s will or estate plan, contact us and one of our attorneys can serve as a legal representative during litigation.
Wills include instructions for how your property should be distributed during estate administration. Your will should contain information like who will receive your money or personal possessions like your home, car, or family heirlooms after your passing. If you have minor children, you can also name the person you would like to become your children’s guardian. Our legal team can help you create a will that include all necessary information.
Trusts are legal agreements where you name a trustee to manage specific assets until it’s time to give those assets to the beneficiary. For example, you might put money into a trust for your child, who will receive that money when they turn 18. Trusts offer protection from creditors, avoid probate, and may even help avoid specific taxes. The attorneys at Taneff Law can help you create estate planning trusts.
Estate Executor Support
During probate, the person named in the will as executor is responsible for distributing – or administering – the deceased person’s belongings, as well as taking care of other remaining tasks. If this role has been given to you, having an attorney on your side can make estate administration much easier. An attorney at our practice can assist with a variety of estate administration tasks in Delaware, including verifying the will, collecting personal property, determining liabilities, paying creditors, filing estate taxes, and distributing property to heirs. Attorney Thomas Taneff has years of experience advising executors during estate administration and can alleviate the stress, time, and cost associated with handling administration on your own.
Estate Administration Lawyers
If you have been named an executor, you are responsible for overseeing estate administration – the distribution of your loved one’s property according to their will. Estate administration can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone. Our probate lawyers can take on a variety of tasks for you, such as collecting and distributing property, filing estate taxes, paying creditors, determining liabilities, verifying the will, and more.
Sometimes, disputes arise over a loved one’s belongings, even when there is a will in place. These disputes can strain family relationships and be emotionally exhausting. Whether you want to dispute a will or need help defending valid estate planning documents, contact Taneff Law for help from our attorneys. We can also provide legal assistance in cases regarding the appointment of executors or administrators, transfers outside of probate, compliance issues, suspicious real estate transfers, and more.
Our team can also assist with guardianship cases. A court may appoint a guardian if a person is deemed to be incapable of managing their own finances or personal affairs. When estate planning, you may also choose a guardian who would look after your children in the event of your death. Our attorneys can provide legal assistance if you suspect a guardian is mismanaging someone’s finances or if you’re worried that your loved ones are no longer able to care for themselves.
Benefits of Hiring a Probate Attorney
Probate can be complex and time consuming. A lawyer from Taneff Law can make the experience easier. Our team can assist with estate administration and other probate-related responsibilities as well as provide legal advice and explain what to expect. If you need estate planning assistance, we can help you create a will, trust, and other legal documents. We can also provide representation during legal disputes.
Our team has decades of experience helping individuals and families in Lancaster OH and the Central Ohio community through probate and other legal situations. Hiring a lawyer ensures you have someone on your side who is knowledgeable and dependable.