Many refuse to think about the future simply because doing so is too depressing or uncomfortable. Some feel that estate planning is only for the wealthy. Others fail to plan for the future because they think they are too young and that planning for the future is unnecessary because they have not acquired considerable wealth. However, it is vitally important for all families to have estate plans.
Although some may feel the initial discomfort of thinking about becoming incapacitated or passing away, having an estate plan can actually provide you with a sense of peace and confidence. An estate plan will enable you to know that you have done everything in your power to protect and provide for your family when you are no longer able to do so.
A Commitment To Your Success
Founded in 1996, The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., has provided individuals and families in Columbus, Delaware, Cleveland, Mt. Gilead and throughout Ohio with caring and knowledgeable legal counsel for all types of estate planning matters. Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience, and our approach to representation is characterized by a commitment to our clients' success. This approach has not gone unnoticed; we have been named as one of the Best Law Firms by Best Lawyers ® U.S. News and World Report in both 2016 and 2017 and the Columbus Business First Central Ohio Top Firms.
Effective Preparation Is Crucial To Protecting Your Interests
Preparing an estate plan is an important step in planning the distribution of your assets and estate following your death. Your estate plan should outline how you would like your assets to be distributed to your children, spouse, other family members and even pets. It can even address end-of-life care and medical treatment.
We can assist you with drafting and filing an effective estate plan that addresses the following:
Our team at The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., also guides clients through the probate process after their loved ones have passed away.
Why Do I Need An Estate Plan?
If you do not have an estate plan, Ohio law will determine how your assets will be distributed upon your death. More often than not, the law typically does not distribute your assets in the manner that you would have wished. If you are married, have children, own a business or have significant assets, you should have an estate plan. You should also update your estate plan if you experience any major life changes such as the birth of a child or a divorce.
Failing to do so could result in your assets being distributed in a way that you would not want, which could subject your family, children or spouse to financial strain in the future. Creating a plan with an experienced lawyer from our firm will help you avoid costly mistakes and accomplish your goal of protecting your family.
Secure Your Future With The Law Offices Of Saia & Piatt, Inc.
Ohio law requires that certain formalities be followed in order for a will, trust or other aspect of an estate plan to be valid and enforceable. Our law firm can help you prepare an estate plan that is recognized as a legal document in court. Seeking solid representation from our attorneys at the outset can minimize the possibility of subjecting your family to unnecessary and costly lawsuits in the future.
We can make sure that your estate plan is properly prepared so that your wishes for your assets and estate are honored. We know that a well-crafted estate plan takes time, and in the end, our clients are grateful for our thorough work ethic.
If you are ready to secure your finances and future, we can help. Contact The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., to speak with one of our lawyers. We offer free consultations. We are excited to learn more about your goals for your family and create a unique estate plan that can be implemented to protect your family's legacy.