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Estate Planning Checklist

Estate Planning Lawyers Who Represent Cleveland's West Side and Northeast Ohio

Ohio Law Firm Focuses on Estate Planning

You need experienced Ohio estate-planning attorneys like those at Manning & Manning, LLC in North Ridgeville to help you establish and implement the most effective estate plan possible.

What if I Don't Have a Will?

If you die without a will and own real or personal property, your assets will be distributed according to Ohio intestacy law. With a few exceptions, designated beneficiaries under Ohio intestacy law are not allowed to receive land or personal property until the probate court approves its transfer. Probate court will appoint an Ohio resident to administrate your estate in the following order of preference:

  • Spouse
  • Next of kin
  • Another suitable Ohio resident

Our Attorneys Can Help

We handle all matters related to the administration of an estate, including the filing of all required documents, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Living and testamentary trusts
  • Revocable and irrevocable trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Living wills
  • Health care directives
  • Payable on death designations
  • Transfer on death designations

We will represent you in all hearings and other proceedings, assist in preparing an inventory of the assets of the estate, ensure that the final debts and taxes of the estate are paid, help with the distribution of property in accordance with the wishes of the decedent, act as advocate for the estate should any claims be filed against it, and if necessary handle acclaims at probate court. Our firm also handles elder law issues, including Medicaid and asset protection planning.

Looking for an estate-planning attorney who will make you their first priority? The attorneys at Manning & Manning, LLC are lifelong residents of the North Ridgeville area, and understand the needs and values of those throughout west Cleveland and northeast Ohio. Contact us online or call 440-290-5970 to schedule your free initial consultation today.

Manning & Manning, LLC
7064 Avon Belden Road (State Route 83)
North Ridgeville,
OH 44039-3775

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