Kroener Hale Law Firm

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We are here to listen, learn & help

TEXTS ONLY: 513-828-7510

During these hard and uncertain times, the staff at Kroener Hale Law Firm are still here to serve you. Please contact us at any time to schedule a free 30 minute telephone/skype consultation to discuss your legal needs. We will continue to diligently protect the rights and interests of our clients through these tough times.

Providing The Advice & Guidance You & Your
Family Need To Make Informed Decisions

Providing The Advice & Guidance You & Your Family Need To Make Informed Decisions

For many people in Ohio, dealing with estate planning can be an unwelcome and emotionally jarring task. Since it involves the distribution of assets among loved ones and forces people to think about their deaths, many individuals are relieved upon completing the task. In addition, many people believe that once they have developed a will and related documents, they have done all they need to do to protect the future of their family. However, due to changing family circumstances as well as changing laws, it can be very important for a person to regularly review and update his or her estate documents.

Problems can arise over the years when estate planning documents go for years without being reviewed since it could impact the desired distribution of assets. When reviewing or updating an estate plan, there are several key priorities to keep in mind. While every estate plan should include a will, an advanced medical directive and a financial power of attorney, a review by a lawyer every 10 years or after a major life event can help to ensure that the plans remain complete and effective.

The birth of additional children and grandchildren could lead to changes needing to be made to a will or other documents. One of the most common reasons that people revise their wills is to add new beneficiaries. It can also be important to keep an eye on the executor. If a person who is deceased or unavailable is named in the will, the probate court will choose and appoint a replacement administrator.

Keeping estate plans updated can also be important as the estate tax exemption and other legal changes continue to impact what could be the best decisions for one’s family and property. These changes could lead people to deal differently with significant parts of their estates. Working with an estate planning lawyer can help people protect the future of their family and property.