Solid estate planning is not about obtaining a set of documents. It is about making a series of informed decisions and taking a series of thoughtful actions, all of which are designed to ensure things will transition in the way you hoped.
A comprehensive estate plan can look at how best to preserve and protect assets from estate taxes, future creditors, and lawsuits. Your plan should always include a transition for the management of your assets in the event of your disability or death so that your estate can continue to run and function without the need for court interference.
If you have wishes or religious concerns about health-care related issues including end-of-life care or organ donation, estate planning can and should include a mechanism to make sure those wishes are both known and respected.
Your comprehensive estate plan may include the following legal instruments:
- Ohio Last Will and Testament
- Powers of Attorney
- Advance Health Care Directives
- Ohio Legacy Trust
- Ohio Living Trust
The attorneys at Tompkins, Selph, & Associates, Ltd. take pride in serving as your trusted estate planning advisor. Aaron Tompkins can assist you through the difficult decisions you need to make to create an estate plan uniquely tailored to your needs.