ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE LAW IN BRUNSWICK, OHIO
Estate planning involves effective structuring of the process of transferring your valuable property to your family members to insure an orderly transition with a minimal amount of interference. Probate is the court supervised process in which the assets of a decedent are identified, debts and obligations are satisfied, and the remaining property is transferred to their family members to insure that the desires and intentions of the decedent are fully satisfied. Probate also encompasses the procedure for guardianship of elderly individuals who are unable to attend to their own financial and personal affairs and for minors who unfortunately do not have the benefit of biological parents to care for them and to manage the property that they own. The combination of estate planning and probate process overlaps with effective Medicaid planning which permits the sheltering of property of elderly individuals such as to become eligible for Medicaid benefits to satisfy expenses which the elderly and infirm frequently encounter in their later years.