Most Ohio parents understand the value of discussing how grateful they are for their many blessings with their older children. Many do this on a regular basis. Others take it a step further and are not afraid to talk about the future, including important matters having to do with how many of their material blessings will be distributed at the time of their deaths. Asset protection, wills and other estate planning issues seem to be uncomfortable topics for some; yet, it is good for all to know that there is legal help available when the time comes to create a thorough plan to secure the inheritance one has in mind for one’s children.
Mahaffey & Associates, LLC, serves clients in northwest Ohio and surrounding communities. Our clear understanding of probate and estate administration law enables us to provide sound legal guidance in all aspects of the estate planning process. We can assist you as you address your desires for asset distribution at the time of your death and also help you arrange for care and appoint someone to make certain decisions on your behalf should the time arise when you are no longer able to do so.
Many people are misguided in thinking that as long as they have a will, their assets will all go to those they have named in their will. However, a mere will is often no guarantee that your loved ones will not get caught in a lengthy and often complicated probate process. An experienced attorney typically knows how to draft an estate plan that helps beneficiaries avoid probate and pay the least amount of estate tax possible.
Mahaffey & Associates, LLC, has three offices in Ohio that you can contact to schedule a free consultation. Our guidance and assistance can help you maintain a thorough and updated plan as time goes on and life-changes occur that necessitate adjustments in your documents. We are dedicated to helping you execute all estate planning documents so that your assets and your heirs are protected.