Canton Estate Planning Lawyer Helps Clients Achieve Their Goals
Experienced Ohio attorney develops effective estate plans and trusts
Careful estate planning gives you the ability to provide for your family no matter what occurs. By creating legal instruments such as wills, trusts and power of attorney documents, you keep control over critical personal matters such as your medical treatment and how your assets will be distributed upon your death. If you’re ready to begin the estate planning process, a knowledgeable attorney can advise you about the best ways to accomplish your objectives. That’s where Douglas D. Jones Co., LPA comes in. My Canton firm has been a trustworthy counselor to Ohio individuals and families for decades. I will outline the pertinent legal standards and help you put an effective, enforceable estate plan in place.
Firm delivers comprehensive guidance on the drafting and revision of wills
Effective estate planning starts with an authoritative will that creates a fitting legacy and minimizes the likelihood of disputes. I handle all types of concerns related to wills, such as:
- Drafting — Whether your bequests are straightforward or highly complex, my firm will draft a document that suits your wishes and satisfies the legal requirements necessary to establish an enforceable will.
- Revisions — Wills shouldn’t be put away forever once they’ve been completed. Priorities, relationships and financial fortunes change. Accordingly, testamentary documents should be regularly reviewed and updated when appropriate. If you haven’t looked at your will in a few years, I can answer any questions you might have and make any revisions you need.
- Business succession — The untimely death of a business owner could put the entire operation in jeopardy. Dealing with the loss of leader is difficult enough, but if confusion exists about who is to take over, the business might not recover. My firm offers knowledgeable counsel about the establishment and execution of succession plans so companies can manage ownership transitions successfully.
My extensive experience handling Ohio wills and probate matters can help you find creative solutions to any complex estate planning challenges that you face.
Skillful attorney establishes trusts to meet specific needs
After discussing your estate and long-term care objectives, you might find that a trust is the best option to fulfill a particular need. Many people use living trusts to shift assets upon their death in a manner that allows beneficiaries to avoid the probate process. Individuals and families who seek to qualify for assistance with long-term care costs might decide to place assets into a trust. My firm also advises on trusts to limit estate tax liability, support a charitable cause or direct how funds should be used.
Legal counselor prepares living wills and power of attorney documents
You have the right to control the procedures doctors perform on you, even if you are incapacitated due to injury or illness. With a health care power of attorney, you can designate an agent who will be in charge of decisions regarding your treatment if you are unable to communicate. This saves your loved ones from potential disputes and difficult conversations about what you might have wanted. My firm helps to create power of attorney documents along with living wills, which clearly state what extraordinary measures you do and don’t want to prolong your life in an end-of-life situation.
Firm gives executors valuable assistance with estate administration
Being named as an executor in someone’s will is a serious legal responsibility. My firm assists estate representatives with every step of the administration process whether formal probate is required or the nature of the estate allows for a simplified proceeding. I support clients as they locate beneficiaries, bring assets into the estate, create a detailed inventory and seek court approval to distribute the decedent’s property.
Contact a respected Ohio estate planning lawyer to schedule a free consultation
Douglas D. Jones Co., LPA in Canton advises Ohio clients on a wide array of estate planning matters, such as the creation of wills and trusts. You can set up a free initial consultation by calling 330-649-2372 or contacting me online.