Sometimes it is impossible to predict what might happen in five minutes, let alone five years. The best thing you can do is plan in advance by drafting wills and trusts, determining guardians and granting powers of attorney.
For more than 35 years, I have been helping clients in Central Ohio prepare for all of life's unexpected turns through estate planning. Estate planning is more than just preparing for who will inherit your property. You must also arrange for the later years of your life. Whether you want to set up a health care directive (living will), manage wealth protection or wish to assign a guardian, I can assist you.
At Riddell Law Office, we use proven estate planning tools to ensure the cost-effective transfer of your property. We never take a one-size-fits-all approach to estate planning. High-value estates are more prone to tax liability and require a qualified attorney to save you taxes whenever possible. We tailor your estate plan to your particular circumstances. Some of the tools we use to assist you include:
Wills: A will is a document stating your intention for how you want your property to be distributed to your heirs.
Trusts: Trusts can take the place of or supplement a will. A trust manages the allocation of property by giving its benefits to many individuals and can be used while an individual is still living. Trusts become more useful for high-value estates and tax avoidance.
Health care directives: Also known as living wills, these documents express how you would like to be treated in different medical situations.
Powers of attorney: Granting a power of attorney to an individual allows them to act on your behalf in various business and legal matters.
Pete Riddell is familiar with drafting wills and trusts, powers of attorney, and estate asset protection options. Contact Pete Riddell at 614-478-3676.
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