With convenient locations on both the west and east side of Cleveland, our firm makes itself available to our clients throughout the Greater Cleveland area. We serve clients in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, Geauga, and Medina Counties and throughout Northeast Ohio. Call us today to schedule a consultation at 440-892-3373.
Can I Change My Will?
Yes. Your will is valid and effective until it is revoked, destroyed or invalidated by writing a new will. You can make a whole new will or you may alter an existing will by making a codicil. A codicil modifies an existing will so long as it is executed in compliance with applicable state law. You cannot simply cross out language within your current will or add a new provision as this type of action does not usually meet the legal requirements for executing a valid will.
An estate plan allows you to plan for your life objectives, such as retirement or travel. You can set out college funding needs, as well as the needs of surviving family members. It will also provide direction about the disposition of your assets. Certain individuals, including business owners and professionals, may also have asset protection and estate tax concerns that can be addressed in a well crafted plan. Learn more about Bart Leonardi's Estate Planning Services, including wills and trusts.
If you have been designated an executor of a will or an administrator or trustee of a trust, or if your loved one died without a will, we are available to assist you. We will help you avoid common mistakes made during this trying time. We understand that this is a difficult and unfortunate situation and we treat our clients with the consideration they deserve. Ohio Probate & Trust Administration Information