Probate and Estate Planning

Unfortunately, all of us face the death of a family member at some point in our lives. Dealing with estate planning, will issues, probate issues, or establishing power of attorney can be overwhelming and stressful, especially when you are experiencing the grief of losing a loved one.

Many people also want to set up their estate planning and their will before the end of their life, in order to make the process easier for their loved ones once they are gone. At Sheppard Law, we have an experienced will attorney and a dedicated probate attorney to assist you with navigating these legal processes. 

No matter what situation you find yourself in, we can help you navigate the legal process and come to a resolution that is supportive of you and your loved ones. Contact our will attorney or probate lawyer today for a free consultation, and learn how we can help you achieve financial peace of mind!

A Columbus Probate Attorney Providing Effective Probate Services 

We offer Full Administration and Full Estate Services and our probate attorney is well-versed in the complexity of the legal footwork required to resolve probate issues with ease. If the total value of the estate is under $40,000, you can pursue a release from administration, which is only a one-day process. 

With higher-value estates, you can expect a case length to last 6-9 months or more. Sheppard Law Offices offers services including open state, inventory of estate, and accounting of estate. During the process, we also ensure that we assist you in paying your taxes and distributing the assets accordingly. 

In other situations, we also offer Relief or Release from Administration and Summary Release from Administration. The latter option is a good choice for those who want to pursue a resolution in which the dollar amount is low and the courts are the ones who make sure the funeral bill is paid.

If you are caring for a loved one who is not able to handle the mental load of their financial obligations, you can establish a living probate as a guardian. This individual, known as a guardian, will serve the interest of the individual (i.e. the ward) and their estate. Guardians are capable of signing power of attorney for individuals who aren’t mentally capable to do so for themselves at that time. 

Our Will Attorney Offers Caring and Thorough Estate Planning Services

Do you need assistance with establishing a will, a living trust, or power of attorney for yourself or a family member? Sheppard Law Offices is proud to offer caring and experienced legal services in this arena. Our skilled estate planning attorney brings decades of experience to the table when assisting you with planning and organizing the execution of your assets. 

Our will attorney can help you with establishing a will and can ensure that you and your loved ones are set up for success for years to come. Setting up a functional will is one of the most important decisions you can make for your own and your family’s financial wellness, no matter your current age or situation. If you have important assets you want to protect, we are committed to treating your case with the utmost discretion.

We also can assist with power of attorney issues in Columbus, including healthcare and financial (or durable) power of attorney. In some cases, establishing a living trust can be the best option, especially if you are concerned about the financial well-being of your descendants. Our will attorney mainly focuses on establishing and protecting revocable living trusts for our clients, as it’s the best option for security for years to come. Irrevocable trusts are also available. Trusts are beneficial as they help avoid probate down the line.

Unsure of Where to Begin with Probate Issues or Estate Planning? Contact Us for a Free Consultation! We understand that dealing with the grief of losing a loved one is overwhelming, but you don’t have to go it alone. Whether you are looking to establish a will or power of attorney for yourself or assisting a loved one with their financial obligations when they aren’t able to do so themselves, our dedicated will attorney and probate lawyer at Sheppard Law Offices are here to stand beside you every step of the way.

Contact our caring and experienced team today for a free consultation and learn how we can make the will, probate, or estate planning process as peaceful as possible for you and your loved ones. Always remember, you aren’t in this alone!