Hoping for the best, planning for the worst
Unfortunately for all of us, estate planning documents are insurance policies that are guaranteed to pay out at one point or another. For the sake of your family, friends, and other loved ones, please do not wait until it is too late – the law office of Suzanne K. Sabol will compassionately guide you through this inevitable process:
Your passing will be a highly emotional and very stressful experience for your loved ones. The last thing you want is for your friends and family to be left guessing or fighting over who gets your assets and items of sentimental value. Even less desirable is the fact that a probate court may decide for you.
At the Suzanne K. Sabol Law Office, we understand that your own mortality is a difficult topic to face head-on. However, our compassionate, professional, and highly-organized approach will ease the process for you, your friends, and your family.
The designation of a guardian or guardians for minor children is the single most important reason for preparing a Will and other estate documents. If you do not make this designation before your passing, a probate court will make the decision for you. In our 30+ years of combined experience, we’ve never had a single person tell us that this was an okay outcome!
Additionally, in Ohio, there are specific ways in which assets must pass to a minor beneficiary. It is important to contact a lawyer to find out how your minor child(ren) can successfully inherit, and the ramifications and limitations of that inheritance.
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These are the documents that will come into effect while you are still living, but unable to make informed decisions for yourself. Absent these documents, your friends and family may be left arguing with medical staff, financial advisers, or a judge while you lay in a hospital bed. It is essential to have these documents in place to ensure a seamless transition in this time of anguish.