Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills)
An estate plan is the best way to organize your life so that you and your loved ones are taken care of in case of disability, sickness or death. It's one of the best gifts you can give your family. A foundation for an effective estate plan includes the following:
Please call or email Ellen Keller to discuss your estate planning. Or, if you are ready to schedule an appointment, click here.
Special Needs Planning
If you have a family member with a disability, especially if he or she qualifies or may qualify for medicaid waivers or or other need-based government aid, then it is very important to plan appropriately for their inheritance.
Please call or email Ellen Keller to discuss your special needs planning. Or, if you are ready to schedule an appointment, click here.
Probate is the legal process by which a person's debts are paid and assets are distributed upon his or her death. Ohio laws direct the probate court how to distribute the deceased's estate. Local procedures vary greatly, so, it is important to consult a firm with expertise in this area of the law to ensure that the deceased's assets are distributed correctly. An experienced attorney can also help you through this difficult time by assisting executors and trustees with carrying out their fiduciary duties and related responsibilities to the Probate Court and the beneficiaries they represent. It is important to consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in probate and estate tax issues.
Please call or email Ellen Keller to discuss your probate legal matter.
Divorce, Dissolution, Post-Decree, or Custody Issues
There is no entity in our society more powerful than the family. As a result, legal issues arising out of intra-family matters can be devastating. Even if you are fortunate enough to live a life free of divorce, dissolution, and/or child custody and child support matters, it is likely that others close to you have dealt with these types of issues, or will in the future. If you or someone you know is facing divorce, dissolution and/or child custody and child support issues, there is a need for legal advice. There are rarely simple and easy solutions to Family Law issues; however, with proper guidance a great many of the legal, financial and emotional obstacles that face those going through the ending of a marriage and/or the determination of the custody of a child, can be avoided and/or minimized. An attorney knowledgeable in Family Law issues can provide you or those close to you with information regarding:
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We can meet all of your legal needs in this real estate market. We have extensive experience representing buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, creditors and debtors, and even receivers in all forms of real estate transactions and disputes. We regularly assist our clients with such matters as:
Please call or email Amy Higgins to discuss your real estate legal matter.