Probate Administration & Estate Planning

Probate Administration

Summit County CourthouseAFTER THE LOSS of a loved one, it can often be difficult to transfer their assets and financial holdings to the heirs. Banks, counties, and the BMV require specific documents or court orders before they will transfer the assets and titles of the deceased. However, the process doesn’t have to be difficult. With the assistance and support of our attorneys, we can help your family deal with the probate estate during this trying time.

If one of your loved ones has passed, their property may have to be processed through a Probate Estate in order to be distributed to the heirs or beneficiaries. Hiring an attorney to assist in the probate process simplifies the process for you and ensures that the correct paperwork is filed with the court. An attorney can also help you negotiate with creditors of the estate in order to preserve assets for the heirs and descendants of the deceased.

If you are named the executor or executrix in a someone’s Last Will and Testament, or if your loved one did not have a will and you are the heir of their estate, call us and we’ll help you through the probate process in any estate in Summit, Medina, Portage, or Stark County.

Estate Planning

Last Will & TestamentWE ARE EXPERIENCED in preparing the documents you need to protect your estate from creditors and to simplify the probate process for your loved ones. Such documents include a Last Will and Testament, Family Trusts, Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Transfer on Death Deeds.

Contrary to popular belief, estate planning does not have to be expensive. An estate plan has the potential to preserve thousands of dollars in assets for your family, especially when combined with sound legal advice from an attorney.

Please contact us via e-mail, or call 330-535-8171 to schedule an appointment.