Ohio Probate and Estates Attorney Helping You Plan
Preserving your family’s wealth for future generations
Whether you’re planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Clemens, Korhn, Liming & Warncke, Ltd. can help with all aspects of probate and estates issues, including:
- Estate planning
- Estate tax issues
- Choosing the appropriate executor
- Living wills
- Living trusts
- Wills drafting
Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. The lawyers at Clemens, Korhn, Liming & Warncke, Ltd. thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
The process of probate
Most executors have rarely if ever probated a will and know little about the probate process. Clemens, Korhn, Liming & Warncke, Ltd. can guide you through the complex probate process, including:
- Filing the will with the Ohio probate court
- Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
- Finding and collecting assets
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Paying estate taxes
- Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring experts, when appropriate
Draft your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet – making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
Clemens, Korhn, Liming & Warncke, Ltd. attorneys can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
Contact an estate planning law firm you can trust
For estate planning and probate services in Defiance and throughout Ohio, call Clemens, Korhn, Liming & Warncke, Ltd. at 419-782-6055 or contact them online to schedule a initial consultation.