Estate Planning and Probate
Ohio Estate Planning and Probate Lawyers
James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA, is a Columbus, Ohio law firm that also serves the Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton areas. We work with clients to guide them in estate planning and probate.
No one wants to think about his or her own mortality. However, planning for yourself and your loved ones is critical to your future and theirs. Will your family be properly taken care of if something happens to you? Will your family be able to properly care for you if you become disabled? Estate planning not only entails making arrangements for after your death, but for making plans for during your life as well.
We provide estate plans for estates both large and small. Regardless of your age, it is important that you have an estate plan in place. A properly devised estate plan includes arranging for the orderly transfer of your assets and property following your death to the people or organizations that you designate in the manner that you want. Your plan will involve difficult decisions, such as who you want to serve as executor or trustee and who you want to be the guardian of your children. Your estate plan should also include directives for handling your finances and making decisions regarding your medical care in the event that due to accident or illness you are unable to do so. We can help you with those tough choices.
Every client’s situation is unique and often complex. We will take the time to discuss your circumstances, needs, and wishes, and then recommend options that work for you and give you peace of mind. We have expertise in advising individuals and implementing estate plans, in drafting of wills and related documents, in formation and implementation of lifetime gifting strategies through use of trusts, family entities, life insurance, dynasty trust and multigenerational transfer tax planning, philanthropic and charitable giving, asset protection strategies, and estate administration.