Ohio Estate Planning Lawyers
Ohio estate planning is a practice that involves the drafting of wills, trusts and other estate planning instruments as well as assisting in the probate process of estate in Ohio. There are a number of important documents involved in a comprehensive estate plan in Ohio. This includes a will, potentially a trust, and some power of attorney documents at a minimum. There’s also an important aspect of a full and complete estate plan that includes beneficiary designations on various products where available. Ohio law is unique as it relates to estate planning (similar to most States which have their own system governing estate planning law). This is a mixture of statutes and case law in Ohio.
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Estate Planning Law in Ohio
Wills in Ohio
The law governing wills is found in Ohio statute in Ohio Revised Code Chapter 2107. These statutes contain important rules regarding wills in ohio. First, the person who may make a will is governed by ORC 2107.02. The next section governs the validity of a will in Ohio by established the method required for a legal enforceable will. As each section progresses, more rules are specified for things such as the rules governing devisee/witnesses, revocation of wills and oral wills are covered by these Ohio statutes.