We have over 25 years of experience in estate planning, trusts and probate. As a result, our attorney has an in-depth understanding of the laws surrounding the distribution of your assets to your loved ones when you pass.
We have a history of helping guide clients in Avon, Ohio, and surrounding areas through the estate planning process. Our attorney specializes in estate and probate law and strives to provide the best service to each client.
Our attorney has over 25 years in the field and is ready and willing to help you plan for the future. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with our probate and estate planning attorney in Avon, Ohio today.
Probate & Estate Planning Attorney in Avon, Ohio and Surrounding Areas
Neil H. Spike
Attorney at Law
Probate & Estate Planning
When you write a will, it's crucial to include each family member who may have a claim to your assets in the document. Properly constructing your will during the estate planning phase can help prevent probate issues. If the executor of the will needs assistance during probate court, our attorney can also provide high-quality legal representation for our clients.
Real Estate Law
Whether you're looking to own a home, have issues with builders, contractors, or simply need information on complex real-estate issues, our attorneys have a plethora of resources. Our attorney is here to assist with deeds, land contracts, purchase agreements, and more. We encourage potential clients to reach out to us if they need more information on real-estate law to learn how we can help.
Business law, asset protection, and estate planning often go hand-in-hand. As a result, we are comfortable helping our clients establish a business that provides them with legal protections. Ultimately, we believe that properly utilizing business law directly helps protect your most valuable assets from legal repercussions. We serve clients in Avon, Ohio, and all of the surrounding communities.
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Trusts & Wills
Our clients often understand how important it is to plan for the inevitable, which is why we offer a host of high-quality legal assistance to individuals looking to establish trusts or create a will. These steps can help protect your assets and help your loved ones receive the inheritance you intended.
Additionally, establishing a trust can allow you the peace of mind in knowing that your loved ones are using their inheritance as you intended. Trusts allow you to outline specific guidelines for how family members can utilize funds, up to and including requiring documentation and approval before funds are distributed.
Probate often occurs as a failure to properly plan your estate. Typically, probate court takes place when a family member contests the will or if a will was not put in place prior to an individual's death. Probate court reviews each family member's claim to the deceased individuals' assets and dictates distribution.
Working with an estate planning lawyer can help prevent probate court from occurring and often makes the executor's role much easier. When you work with our attorney, we can help you identify potential issues that may lead to probate and prepare to mitigate these problems in advance.
What Exactly Is Probate?
Probate is a legal proceeding to administer certain kinds of property (called probate property) owned by someone who has died (the decedent), to see that claims, expenses, and taxes are properly paid, and to see that the remaining estate is distributed to those entitled to receive it under the terms of the decedent’s will or under Ohio law.
Planning Ahead for Families in Avon
We understand that no one wants to consider the fact they'll one day no longer be with their loved ones. As a result, many individuals don't take the time to plan their wills, establish trusts, and safeguard their assets for their loved ones. Our attorney understands how overwhelming estate planning can be, which is why we strive to be open and knowledgeable on estate planning and probate law. We want to provide individualized assistance for our clients in Avon, Ohio, to help protect their family assets and legacy.
We also understand how difficult it can be to be the executor of a will and estate after a loved one has passed. Our attorney provides clients with legal guidance during each phase of execution and can help mediate probate issues as they occur. Throughout the years, we've seen the emotional toll these duties can take on an individual, which is why we are here to help. Our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of estate law and know how to navigate even the most difficult cases without causing additional stress during an already trying time.