Addressing The Needs Of Your Future
As adults, it is normal to worry about our loved ones. We worry about what will happen to our children if we die. We worry about whether our property will go to the right people. We worry about whether we will be able to afford the medical treatment we need. Although it is impossible to know what will happen in your future, good estate planning can help alleviate some of the fear of the unknown.
At Lustig, Evans & Lucas Co., L.P.A., we help clients throughout Cleveland, Ohio, draft estate planning documents that help them carry out their wishes. Learn more about protecting your future by contacting us online or by calling 216-539-8094.
Customizing Your Estate Plan
Our lawyers help clients use estate planning tools to clearly dictate their wishes. We take the time to understand our clients’ needs and goals, and we will work with you to create an estate plan that is tailored to meet your needs. We will also help you understand the implications of your documents, including the tax and Medicaid ramifications.
We draft and review estate planning documents, including:
- Simple and comprehensive wills
- A variety of trusts, including living trusts and revocable trusts
- Advance health care directives
- Powers of attorney
Assisting With Estate And Probate Administration
After a person dies, everything from their estate must be transferred to his or her heirs and beneficiaries. We work with administrators and executors to handle all aspects of probate administration.
Many clients are afraid of the probate process, fearing it will be difficult or overwhelming. When clients work with us, we give them the guidance they need to file forms, address tax concerns, pay bills and value all assets. The probate process is highly regulated, and there are strict deadlines and guidelines that must be followed.
Petitioning For Guardianship
When a loved one can no longer properly care for him or herself, it is sometimes necessary for a guardian to be appointed. We are experienced in assisting guardians with court filings and with understanding and carrying out their obligations to their loved ones.