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Estate Planning & Probate

Are you one of the thousands of people who haven’t contacted an estate planning attorney?

If you have property or children, having an estate plan will simplify your family's life after your death.  A proper estate plan will make those difficult times that much easier by not having to worry about where all the property goes now or who must take responsibility for minor child.

An estate plan will help protect your property and provide for your loved ones. Regardless of your situation or income level, the Law Offices of Simon W. Johnson can assist you in developing a custom estate plan that is right for you and your family.

By working with an estate planning attorney, you can even minimize estate taxes, protect your property, and keep more for your family's benefit, rather than for the government.  Most importantly, you can provide for your loved ones and ensure their future is safe and secure.

  • Health and Long-Term Care Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Healthcare Directives
  • Guardianship
  • Estate Matters
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Will contests
  • Trust contests
  • Concealment actions
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Discretionary dynasty trusts
  • Domestic asset protection trusts
  • Offshore asset protection trusts
  • Exemption planning
  • Family limited partnerships (FLPs)
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Elder Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
  • Assisted Living
  • Estate tax and gift tax planning

If a loved one of yours has recently passed and you need a Cleveland probate lawyer, we can assist in handling your loved one's estate through the probate court.  There is no reason why you should suffer anymore by dealing with complex legal issues.  Contact an Ohio probate attorney and I will be sure to follow their last wishes.

If you would like to start planning for your family, contact us. It’s never too early. Your children deserve a secure future and your assets need protection from the government.

At the Law Offices of Simon W. Johnson, I will work with you to develop specific solutions tailored to your needs.  Services can range from drafting a simple will to preparing a comprehensive care plan for you or your elderly family member.

Wills

A last will and testament is a document that provides for the disposition of your property at the time of your death. This document details exactly how you want your various assets to be distributed. A will can also provide for the care of family members as well.

Trusts

A trust is a helpful estate planning tool for those people who wish to avoid estate taxes and the costs associated with probate. There are different types of trusts that can be formed depending on your goals—

  • Charitable trusts give property to a charity in order to avoid taxes
  • Revocable trusts can be altered during their lifetime
  • Marital trusts transfer title of your property to your spouse
  • Special needs trusts help protect disabled family members

Probate

Probate is the process of distributing an estate after a person dies. It is necessary to pass title from the deceased to the heirs. It is advisable to have a comprehensive estate plan in place.

Powers of attorney

Powers of attorney are used to protect a person and their property in the event they become unable—mentally, physically, or emotionally—to make decisions. A power of attorney grants a designated individual the ability to help the grantor with decisions if they become incapacitated or incompetent.

Advanced healthcare directives

A good estate plan includes directions for your healthcare. In the even you are unable to deliver them yourself, someone you select will make decisions for you with regard to your healthcare and medical issues.

Estate tax and gift tax planning

Federal tax law allows individuals and spouses to make gifts of a certain amount each year, and over a lifetime, without incurring a gift tax.

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Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when a person's negligence causes another person to die. If your family has suffered such a loss, it may help to discuss what happened with a Beachwood Ohio wrongful death attorney.
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PDC Building
3659 Green Road, Suite 325
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Phone: (440) 477-6075
Fax: (216) 292-4615
Fax: (440) 756-1334
swj@swjlawoffice.com
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