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 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.
Health and long-term care planning
Powers of attorney
Advance health care directives
Asset protection planning
Discretionary dynasty trusts
Domestic asset protection trusts
Offshore asset protection trusts
Family limited partnerships (FLPs)
Special needs trusts
Elder abuse, neglect or exploitation
Nursing home neglect and abuse
Estate tax and gift tax planning
If a loved one of yours has recently passed and you need a Cleveland probate lawyer, I 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 Office 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.
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.
A trust is a helpful estate planning tool for those people who wish to avoid estate taxes and the costs associated with probate.
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 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 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.
A good estate plan includes directions for your health care. In the event you are unable to deliver them yourself, someone you select will make decisions for you with regard to your health care and medical issues.
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.