Wills & Estate Planning
Why do you need a Will and need to think about Estate Planning?
At Somos Law Firm we provide experienced will and estate
planning attorney services to the Columbus, Ohio and surrounding
It is important that you have a Will because you yourself get to name the executor and successor executor of your estate, the powers granted to the executor, and the option to waive the need for executor to post a bond. Without a Will, the state would determine these issues.
If you have minor children, a will provides you with the opportunity to name and appoint guardians of children, and if the need be, successor guardians should your original guardians be unable or unwilling to act as a guardian. Without a Will, litigation over the care of your children could ensue and a temporary guardian, completely unknown to you and your family may be appointed by the state.
A Will allows you to appoint an individual to oversee the management of your property and property distribution. This person need not be the same individual appointed as guardian of your minor children.
A Will prepared by our Columbus, OH lawyers can provide answers to other numerous questions that arise after your death, such as whether there is to be a trust or life estate granted to any individuals, the payment of debts, allocation of estate taxes, and distribution of property in case of a disclaimer by a beneficiary under the Will.
A properly executed Will allows you to include clauses to reduce the risk of a Will Contest. You may change or revoke your Will as often as you want as long as you remain legally competent. You should periodically review your Will. Since there are technical rules that must be followed, you must obtain the assistance of a qualified attorney.
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Columbus, Ohio, please complete our Consultation Form or call us at 614.488.2270.