Columbus Estate Lawyer
Looking for the Right Columbus Estate Attorney For Estate Planning or Probate (Estate Administration?)
Lift the Stress of a Complex and Intimidating Process and Have It Done Properly.
Avoid Future Hassles for You and Your Family.
As we grow older and pass through the different stages of life, we face new challenges. Estate and elder law issues can create difficulties and confusion if you don’t have the proper guidance.
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Why Choose Jarvis Law Office?
- Free Confidential Case Assessment – On your free, no-charge phone assessment, we will listen and help you determine your next steps.
- Focused Legal Practice – Our firm has always concentrated on wills, estate planning, elder law, asset protection, long-term care plans, and closely related areas.
- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee – We guarantee you’ll be happy with your experience with us.
- No Hidden Fees – Know the costs before starting (in most situations).
- Experienced – In our 18 years in business, we’ve helped hundreds of families protect their legacy and plan for their future.
- Custom Plans and Solutions – You and your family are unique. That’s why we don’t use fill-in-the-blank form documents. Your plan is YOUR plan. Together we create plans that best fulfill your dreams and goals.
- Highly Responsive – We strive for “freaky fast” returned client calls. No going dark or waiting days to hear back from us.
- Proactive Approach – We help clients prevent legal problems and mistakes before they happen.
- Client Education Focused – You’ll get a clear and concise understanding of each step in the process. We offer free monthly seminars to all interested in attending.
- Trusted – A+ BBB and BBB Accredited Business Member.
- We’re Here for You Afterwards – After creating your plan, we periodically check in with you and keep you informed and can meet to review changes in your assets, situation, or wishes.
- Highly Reviewed and Rated – 10.0/10.0 rating by respected legal website Avvo, 4.7 review rating on Google. See some of our client reviews below.
Why Clients Hire Us for Estate Planning
Did you know that if you pass away without an estate plan, you will have died “intestate?” That means the state of Ohio will choose what happens to your assets. Even worse, if you are a parent of minor children, the state will determine who will become their guardian. Instead of letting the state of Ohio make these important choices for you, contact a Central and Southeast Ohio estate planning lawyer.
When a life event happens or is potentially anticipated, creating a solid estate plan (or updating your existing plan) helps ensure your wishes are followed, and assets are protected. Although your situation is unique, our experience with numerous situations helps ensure we cover all the bases, especially things you may not have ever thought could or would happen or apply to you.
At Jarvis Law Office, we believe there is no time like the present to work on your estate plan. Many individuals think there is no need for estate planning because they are young or have no assets. While this may be true, the fact is that even those with little to no assets have thought about what they would like to happen when they are no longer with us. Working on an estate plan is important because it honors your final wishes and provides financial and other support for your family and loved ones during a challenging time. We will help you customize the best estate plan to meet your needs, whether a simple will, trust, power of attorney, health care surrogate, living will, or all of the above.
Jarvis Law Office understands that estate planning isn’t the most comfortable topic, and we make the process as painless as possible. Once our Ohio estate planning lawyer finishes, you will feel a sense of relief. It’s much easier to face the future when your estate plan is in place.
Why Clients Hire Us for Probate and Why You Should Consider Hiring an Attorney:
If You Don’t Know the Laws or Paperwork
Probate laws and even the forms are written in a detailed and hard-to-understand language. Many aspects of the probate process are not intuitive and must be achieved in a specific order. Failure to properly and timely accomplish tasks could cause you to be personally liable or, at minimum, cause delays.
Avoid or Minimize Family Disputes
Family members may simply disagree on how to handle the inherited property. These issues are often minimized or avoided altogether when a lawyer is involved.
As your Attorney, we help protect the Executor from personal liability for paying debts and taxes of the deceased.
Allows You to Focus on Your Family and Job
If you have little free time, getting help from a law firm saves you time.
Reduce Your Stress
Why guess or hope you are doing things correctly? We know the process, and we often carry the burden, so you do not have to worry throughout the process.
Your Reputation Can Be at Stake
If you were named the executor, you have a duty to act in the estate’s and heirs’ best interest. You can be personally liable if you fail in your duty, don’t pay taxes when due, or forget to keep heirs informed. An attorney ensures you do things properly.
Savings and Speed
Minimizes court supervision of the executor and saves money by reducing or eliminating amounts deceased owes creditors. Expedites sale of real and personal property and saves legal fees for the court to confirm the sale.
When Estate Assets are Complicated
Certain assets like real estate, art, or a business can create complications or additional steps like appraisals, protecting, and insuring. We’ve handled many of these situations to help maximize what the heirs receive.
Client Reviews – Jarvis Law Office
Even when extensive estate planning has taken place, you may face challenges to a Will, Trust, or Guardianship. Probate courts oversee property administration after death and guardianship of minors and incapacitated adults.Jarvis Law Firm provides varied probate services, understanding the sensitive nature of familial disputes and the need for guidance when maneuvering through complex legal hurdles. We can help you appoint a special representative to administer an estate, transfer property and assets, or open a Probate matter when pursuing a wrongful death claim. The death of a loved one is an emotional time for everyone. Disputes over an estate can heighten these emotions, so it is vital to retain experienced and skilled counsel to handle these matters for you.
Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Us & Their Experience
“Experts in their field,” “professional, courteous, and resourceful,” “the team to see for all of your aging needs,” “best in town,” “knowledgeable,” “helpful,” “wish I would have went there 1st,” “goes above and beyond,” “they genuinely care about their clients,” “take pride in delivering quality, professional service,” “company’s values shine through,” “very sound advice,” “extremely knowledgeable, and affordable,” “this firm is part of our family now,” “passionate and compassionate in assisting the elderly community,” “feel blessed to have found them as our ‘guardian angels’,” “has an in depth knowledge,” “very knowledgeable on Medicaid and VA benefits,” “concerned about the clients receiving maximum value from his services,” “extremely professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy,” “highly recommend him as an Elder Law attorney,” “you will not be disappointed in the peace of mind they bring to your family,” “professional and personal,” “professional specialized knowledge,” “wonderful attention to details,” “wonderful, compassionate and professional firm,” “experts in the areas of Elder Law, Asset Protection, VA Benefits, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning and Probate”
If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm, then contact us to see how we can help you and your family.
An Attorney You Can Trust
We help families locally or near the Columbus area and outside of Ohio when they need to handle issues or an estate for a family member within the state.
Clients come to us from Columbus, Lancaster, Pickerington, Logan, Athens, Circleville, Canal Winchester, Dublin, Plain City, Westerville, Worthington, Hilliard, St. Clairsville, Bellaire, Belmont, Cambridge, Wintersville, Marietta, Steubenville, and Woodsfield.
What To Do Now
We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and achieve the peace of mind that comes with having everything done properly and efficiently. Don’t let everything you’ve worked for just slip away due to a lack of proper planning. Invest the time now to learn your options by speaking with us and making the choices that best protect your legacy and wishes. Call us for one-on-one assistance at (614) 495-4185 with your questions, a description of your situation, or to schedule a consultation. You may also simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office. You can expect a reply within one business day and often within hours of the same day. All information is confidential. If you are not quite ready for a consultation, we invite you to attend one of our upcoming free webinars to learn more and get to know us.