When someone passes away, their property is distributed according to the directives in their estate plan. The estate plan can include wills, trusts and other legal documents. Without a will, the property of the deceased will be distributed according to Ohio law. To ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes upon your death, you must have a will.
Unfortunately, not every will is valid. If you have reason to believe that your loved one’s will is invalid, you have legal options.
James Bart Leonardi, LLC can help! We will meet with you to discuss your objectives and directives, then we will draft a will for your review. Your will is one part of an overarching estate plan. We can also assist you in contesting a will, or defending its validity, should the need arise.
Writing a will
A will is a legal instrument that declares how you want your property distributed and to whom. In fact, a will is the bare minimum of an estate plan—every adult should have a will, no matter their age, marital status, parental or health status.
A will can:
- Distribute your assets to specific beneficiaries
- Appoint an executor—the person you want to oversee the distribution of your assets, and probate
- Appoint a guardian for your minor children
Working with a certified and highly experienced estate planning attorney such as Bart Leonardi, is the best way to ensure your will can withstand legal scrutiny. You can rest assured your wishes will be carried out within the boundaries of Ohio law.
Call James Bart Leonardi, LLC today to schedule a consultation with a certified specialist in probate, trust, and estate planning.