Probate and Estate Planning
A properly prepared and implemented estate plan will save you and your loved ones considerable time and money in the long-run. At Katz, Pryor & DiCuccio, LLP, our Columbus Attorneys at Law can help. We work with you to establish an effective estate plan that you and your family will be comfortable with. Whether you need an attorney to help with estate planning, estate administration, or probate litigation, the experts at Katz, Pryor & DiCuccio, LLP have you covered.
What is Probate?
Probate is generally referred to as the legal process that occurs after an individual dies, from determining assets, to distribution of said assets. Probate law can be complicated, especially if there was no clear estate plan established ahead of time. Probate includes several steps, such as:
- Validating the deceased person’s will in court
- Determining and inventorying the deceased’s property
- Property appraisal
- Settling debts and taxes
- Distribution of probate property
At Katz, Pryor & DiCuccio in Columbus, we ensure that the entire probate process is as easy and straightforward as possible. We use a variety of specialized estate planning tools available to facilitate the transfer of assets and protect your family and property. Probate and Estate Planning law can be complex, but we can help. At Katz, Pryor & DiCuccio, LLP, our probate and estate lawyers work through the entire process with you.
What is Estate Planning?
Estate planning is the process of preparing your estate and assets in the event of your death.
It is a common misconception that estate planning is a concern reserved for only the elderly. Whether you have a family to provide for, concerns regarding your future in the event of an injury, or need asset protection, it is important that everyone has a proper estate plan in place.
A well-prepared estate plan ensures that after your death, your assets will be distributed the way you would like, while limiting potential complications. At Katz, Pryor & DiCuccio, LLP, our attorneys work with you to create an estate plan that works for you and your family. This includes
- Establishing trust accounts in the names of beneficiaries
- Determining legal guardians for living dependents
- Naming an executor of the estate
- Updating existing plans such as life insurance, 401(k)s and IRAs
- Determine Power of Attorney to take charge of other assets and investments
- Writing a will
Estate-planning can be extremely complex, but the attorneys at Katz, Pryor & DiCuccio can help. Whether you’ve already begun the process or need to start from the beginning, the Probate and Estate Attorneys at Katz, Pryor & DiCuccio, LLP in Columbus can work with you to create a comprehensive estate plan that is tailored to your specific needs.
Do you need help creating an estate plan or administering an estate? The Columbus probate and estate planning attorneys at Katz, Pryor & DiCuccio can help. Contact us today to learn more, or for a consultation.