Planning For Your Future And Beyond
Many people delay planning their estates because they think that it will make them face uncomfortable, personal topics or that what happens after they are gone is none of their concern. In fact, many aspects of estate planning can actually be very important to you while you are alive. Leaving a well-planned estate is one of the best gifts you can leave to your loved ones.
At The Law Office of Debbe A. Levin, LLC, attorney Debbe A. Levin helps individuals and families with the full scope of matters in estate planning and probate law, including:
- Powers of attorney
- Health care documents
- HIPAA authorization
- Estate administration
- Probate law
With all these matters, Ms. Levin takes the time to craft solutions that meet your core values, life circumstances, your current needs and your wishes for the future.
Getting Your Estate Ready For The Future
To illustrate why everyone should have an estate plan, it may be necessary to explain what happens if you do not have one.
If you do not have an estate plan, the laws of the state of Ohio decide how your property will be distributed, according to what is known as the law of intestate succession. This means that a probate court will appoint someone to research your family tree, track down your relatives and distribute your estate according to the state’s rules. All of this takes time and money, and it can lead to results that are nothing like what you would have wanted.
Wills and trusts are tools for avoiding these problems. A will allows you to determine who will inherit your estate, so you can leave your assets to your loved ones and favorite charities as you see fit. A trust can accomplish many goals, including preserving wealth, protecting young and vulnerable beneficiaries, providing more detail than a will can and avoiding probate.
An estate plan only has to be as complex as you want it to be.
If you are looking for a wise lawyer to establish or update your estate plan, chart out retirement issues or probate your loved one’s estate, call The Law Office of Debbe A. Levin, LLC, in Cincinnati at 513-909-3388. You can also send the firm an email to arrange for a consultation.