A Full Spectrum Of Estate Planning And Administration Services
No one likes to think about leaving their loved ones behind. However, there are ways to protect them even when you are gone. Estate planning allows you to provide for your loved ones in the future and protect your legacy.
At Schraff Thomas Law, we are estate planning and trust administration lawyers who assist clients throughout northeast Ohio with every step of the estate planning and administration process. We understand how sensitive these cases are. You’re considering not only your future but your family members as well, and tensions can often run high between them. When you work with us, we will help you navigate complicated family dynamics while ensuring that you understand your legal options.
Protecting Your Future Through Estate Planning
It is never too early or too late to create or modify your estate plan. As your life changes and significant events happen, your future goals and desires may change. Your estate plan should reflect your unique circumstances, whether you just had another child, entered into a new marriage or your first grandchild was born.
An estate plan can include a variety of documents and tools to protect your loved ones and estate, including:
- A will
- Living will
- Powers of attorney
- Guardianship designations
- Beneficiary designations
Whether you own multiple properties or have a smaller estate, at Schraff Thomas Law, we can help you build an estate plan personalized to meet your needs. Depending on your goals, your estate plan can provide for your loved ones, secure long-term care planning and name a power of attorney in case the time comes when you can no longer make decisions for yourself.
Helping You Through The Estate And Trust Administration Process
After losing a loved one, the idea of administering their estate can feel overwhelming. At Schraff Thomas Law, we can provide valuable assistance through each step of the administration process.
The process of administering an estate includes:
- Paying debts and taxes
- Filing the will
- Taking an inventory of the estate
- Notifying beneficiaries
- Distributing assets
While estate and trust administration is complicated, we will work with you to ensure that you understand your responsibilities and have the tools to carry out your duties. If a dispute arises, we can represent you in probate litigation matters.
Compassionate Guidance For You And Your Family
No matter where you are in the estate planning process, we can help you see it through. Contact us to schedule a consultation at one of our offices in Willoughby Hills, Chagrin Falls or Strongsville. Get in touch by calling 440-569-1505 or completing our online contact form.