While no one enjoys thinking about disability or death, developing a comprehensive estate plan is one of the most important steps that you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. When you fail to establish an estate plan, you risk leaving it to others or Ohio law to make vital decisions that will impact your children, family, finances, and legacy. Estate planning isn’t simply about drafting wills, trusts, and other instruments. It provides the basis for identifying, expressing, and securing your most meaningful personal objectives that would otherwise go unfulfilled. Call our estate planning lawyer in Columbus, Ohio for your free consultation.
Although your estate plan does provide a road map for the distribution of estate assets upon death, the focus of a comprehensive estate plan will be to protect and grow your estate assets while you are alive. Without a plan to protect and grow your assets there may not be any assets left to distribute when you die. Toward that end, your estate plan may include a variety of components, such as:
Each of these components is designed to work independently and collectively to protect your estate while you are alive as well as provide for your loved ones after your death.
At Calig law Firm, we view estate planning as a lifelong process. We will work closely with you at the outset to develop a full understanding of your interests and objectives. We will then help you create a customized estate plan that protects what matters most. Ultimately, your plan succeeds only if it works when tested, so we will focus on building a lasting relationship with you and your family. We want to become your most intimate and trusted advisor to whom you turn for ultimate peace of mind that your plan and family remain protected through life’s twists and turns. Contact an estate planning lawyer at Calig Law Firm in Columbus, Ohio today to get started!