Estate & Probate
Get your estate in order.
When you need an estate or probate lawyer, you want someone with the expertise to secure a worry-free future for your and your loved ones. From estate and probate proceedings to power of attorney and healthcare power of attorney, Grant Carpenter Law, LLC will put you on the path to peace of mind.
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Do you need an estate lawyer? Interested in setting up a power of attorney? Whatever you’re facing, you need strong representation to fight for your rights. Let a qualified estate lawyer evaluate your case for free today.
Do I need a living will if I plan on dividing everything evenly between my children?
You should always have a will in place even if you wish to have everything divided evenly. First, you may want to designate a specific child as the executor of your estate. Second, probate court can be a lengthy and complicated process for those that are not familiar with how it works. A valid will serves to simplify and expedite the probate process. It can also put your mind at ease to know exactly how your personal property will be divided once you pass away. Lastly, there may be specific items or heirlooms that should be specifically designated in a will. An Ohio estate lawyer can sort out all of these issues for you.
What exactly is a will?
A will is a legal document that expresses a person’s wishes for how their property should be distributed after their death. The will can also serve to designate who will manage the property until the will is finalized.
What is a power of attorney?
A power of attorney is a written agreement that allows for another to represent or act on the person’s behalf in banking, businesses, or some other legal matter.
What is a healthcare power of attorney?
A healthcare power of attorney is one person’s written designation that allows another to exercise medical decisions should the person be unable to do so themselves.
What is the difference between estate and probate law?
The probate process involves using a court to prove the validity of a decedent’s last will and testament. The person that carries out the terms of the will is known as the executor. The estate process, on the other hand, is the process of putting together a financial plan for your assets that will act as a will to manage your estate in the event of death or incapacitation.
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