Areas of Practice

If you have a need for legal representation we are able to help you in a variety of areas.

Wills, Trusts, Guardianship and Probate

Who needs estate planning?…Everyone!

Do you have a Will?  The State of Ohio will write one for you if you don’t and it may not be what you want.

Do you have a Designation of Agent (formerly called a Durable Power of Attorney)? If you become incompetent, even for a short period of time, no one can access your accounts for you to pay your bills. In addition, should you need a guardian it will be left up to the Probate Court to appoint one. It may not be who you would have chosen but you have no say in the matter.

Do you have a Living Will or Health Care Power of Attorney? Without these documents to communicate your health care wishes, who will see that your wishes are followed?

So, if any of your objectives are: 

  • Maximize the estate left to your heirs
  • Minimize the tax burden
  • Manage your assets while you are alive
  • Name who will make health care decisions for you if you are unable
  • Determine who will receive your assets after you die.

You need estate planning.

If you have a relative that recently died you may need to file with the Probate Court to get their property transferred out of their name, we can help.  The probate of assets does not have to be a long process if done correctly.

More Information on Wills, Trusts and Probate

Real Estate

Buying or selling a home?  Are you a landlord or renting from one?  Do you live in a condominium complex and wonder what your rights are? Facing eviction and don’t know what to do?

Any questions you may have about any of the above can be answered by a free consultation in our office.  Click below for a brief summary of some of the areas we practice in. 

More Real Estate and Landord/Tenant Information

Family Law / Domestic Relations

One of the most, if not the most, stressful times of a person’s life is a divorce. It is the time when someone you at one time opened yourself up to unconditionally and trusted with your innermost secrets and feelings to is now seeking to walk away from you and leave you totally alone…emotionally, financially and physically.

More Family Law Information

Help With IRS Problems

If You Owe Taxes, You Have Options on Paying…The worst thing you can do if you owe taxes to the IRS is to do nothing.  Recent changes at the IRS provide many new ways for taxpayers to pay the IRS or to settle with them over time.

Most taxpayers panic when they can’t pay what they owe the IRS. They don’t realize you can make arrangements with the IRS to pay only what you can afford each month.  Even if a levy or tax lien is in place we can help you relieve the constant pressure of the IRS breathing down you neck.

Some taxpayers are qualified for an IRS program that allows them to pay less than the amount they currently owe.  Almost every taxpayer is eligible for some type of IRS repayment program.

You must remain current with future year’s tax filings to avoid getting further behind and for the IRS to talk with you. The IRS still charges you penalties and interest on your unpaid balance.

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More IRS Information

Corporations and Limited Liability Companies

Starting a new business and are unsure whether to set up a C Corporation, Limited Liability Company or Sole Proprietorship? Have a current corporation or LLC and have not kept up with the paperwork? When, or if ever, am I liable for debts of the company?

If you have a corporation with only a few shareholders what happens when one dies? Are you now partners with his or her children or spouse?

What happens when one shareholder becomes disabled and is no longer able to contribute to the day-to-day work in the company? Who picks up the slack and who pays for it?

To all these questions and more we have the answers for you.

 More Information on Corporations and LLCs

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