At Staton, Fisher, & Conboy LLP, we assist families in Dayton and throughout the surrounding areas of Ohio with estate law and probate matters. Our lawyers are well-equipped to help you with Probate Matter in the following counties: Montgomery; Clark; Greene; and Miami.
Wills - If you pass away without a valid will in place, you are leaving the distribution of your estate up to the government. Take action and make your own wishes known by creating a will.
Durable powers of attorney - These documents give the person of your choice the ability to make decisions and conduct business on your behalf. A power of attorney for health care specifically designates someone to make medical decisions for you, should you become incapacitated.
Living will - Officially called "advance health care directives," these documents let you put your end-of-life wishes in writing. If you want to be kept alive on a ventilator, for instance, you can specify this and save your loved ones from uncertainty.
Transfer on death (TOD) designation affidavits - This can allow real estate to immediately pass to the person or persons you choose, without having to go through probate.
Quitclaim deeds - This deed can be used to transfer your interest in real property (such as your house) to someone else.
Probate and estate administration - After a loved one's death, the last thing you need is to navigate the probate or estate administration process on your own. Let us guide you through each step, from understanding the responsibilities of the executor to distributing assets to the appropriate heirs.
Arrange for probate of the will
File with the court the required documents to move the will through probate
Represent the personal representative in court
Arrange for repayment of debt
Coordinate the distribution of gifts according to the bequests made in the will
Contact us to set up a free initial consultation about your estate planning or probate concerns. We provide advice and counsel on estate matters, including wills, living wills, and related tax, probate, insurance, and property transfer issues. Whether you need a simple will or an entire estate plan, we can work with your existing insurance and financial planning professionals, or we can bring in our team of professionals to assist with this sensitive process. We help you establish beneficiary designations and implement a plan that reduces transfer tax burden by taking full advantage of existing tax laws.
Call our office at 937-519-2957 or email our attorneys today. We are here to help you and your family successfully navigate the legal system and develop a secure foundation for the future.