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, we can help family members 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.

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 help.

Will Contests

One of the most emotional issues after the death of a loved one involves disputes among family members. It is best to create an estate plans that avoid this confusion,  but if the 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.
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