Practice Areas

Probate & Estate Planning

Probate & Estate Planning:

Nearly everyone experiences probate & estate planning issues at some point in their lives. Effective estate planning reduces the risk of facing difficult probate issues.

Estate Planning encompasses such items as the preparation of living trusts, probate avoidance, wills, life insurance trusts, supplemental needs trusts for the disabled, qualified personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts (GRAT) and grantor retained uni-trusts (GRUT), family limited partnerships, and charitable trusts for planned giving to charitable institutions.

The federal estate tax is given careful scrutiny in the implementation of any plan. Business formation and succession planning are integral components of some plans that involve family farms or businesses.

Our estate planning services include probate (if applicable) and termination of trusts. We are experienced in the handling of estate and trust administration.  Property or assets that have not specifically been designated to transfer outside of probate may encounter the Probate process requiring survivors to work with Probate Court for the proper distribution. This process is often overwhelming when grieving family members encounter it unprepared.

Elter Law Office has the experience to guide clients through the often-lengthy Probate process with a minimum of frustration.

Elder Law

Elder Law involves the counseling of individuals on Medicaid and Medicare law. Many times, the issues involving nursing home planning are of paramount importance to our clients in the Columbus, Ohio and Dayton areas.

Retirement benefits, both public and private, are also an integral part of Elder Law and as such, they need to be periodically reviewed. In some circumstances, conservatorships and guardianships may be necessary for some of our older clients.

Social Security issues, long term care needs, and discussions of the various long term care policies offered are something we are happy to review and discuss with our clients. Additionally, we can answer any questions, and offer guidance, for our older clients who especially may be curious about supplemental health insurance.

We understand Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning aren’t the most appealing parts of life’s planning, but that they are essential. We want to make it as straightforward and seamless as possible to ensure you understand, are prepared, and get everything you want and need.

We know that the process of working through probate issues and making financial decisions can be overwhelming, so we shoulder as much of your frustration and anxiety as possible.    

We heartily believe you deserve stress-free planning so that you can get back to enjoying your life, knowing your affairs are settled and cared for by professionals.

Areas of Specialty:

Estate and business planning can quickly become complicated. Elter Law Office serves all of the estate needs of our clients so that they can be assured that every detail is covered just as they wish.

  • Probate
  • Living Will
  • Living Trust
  • Elder Law
  • Free 1 Hour Consultation
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Charitable Gifting
  • Estate Planning
  • Free Annual Review

Call 513-696-4552.

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