Wills & Will Contests
Do you know how you would like your property to be distributed to your beneficiaries? Unless you are comfortable with the state making these important decisions — through Ohio’s intestate laws, the creation of a will is the only way for your wishes to be followed.
The law office of Charles Bendig LLC in Columbus Ohio, provides detailed estate planning services to assist you with the formation of a last will & testament. Additionally, the firm will help family members to resolve will contests and estate disputes.
Wills: Simple & Complex
Without a will, the state will determine how assets are distributed to heirs. In most cases, this means that a spouse will receive 50% of the estate and the children each receive an equal share of the remaining 50% of the estate. In estates without children, the spouse typically receives 100% of the estate. If you have other wishes to distribute your assets, you definitely need an estate plan.
Based upon the unique goals of each client, estate planning lawyer Charles Bendig can help draft carefully thought-out wills. Whether your needs are complex (i.e., containing trusts and naming guardians for minor children) or you simply need to name beneficiaries for a small amount of assets, we can assist you.
One of the most emotional issues after the death of a loved one involves disputes among family members. We strive to create estate plans that avoid this confusion. But if language is ambiguous, the decedent’s state of mind questioned, or a family member is omitted, will disputes or inheritance disputes may arise. We work to swiftly resolve these issues so that the decedent’s final wishes are followed.