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Columbus, OH 614-360-2942
Huntington, WV 304-519-4354
New Albany, OH

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How to prepare financially for a divorce

Ohio is an equitable property division state, which means that you might be entitled to a majority share of a marital estate in a final divorce settlement. However, even if you are expecting to receive valuable assets as part of such a settlement, you'll still need to...

What to know about the Chapter 7 bankruptcy means test

Chapter 7 bankruptcy gives consumers in Columbus, Ohio, a legal way to remove burdening debt they can no longer handle. Only unsecured debts, such as medical and credit card debt, can get erased in bankruptcy. The secured debts, those that are backed by collateral,...

Contesting a Will During Probate in Ohio

When Ohio residents put together their wills and estates, they do everything in their power to make sure that they've covered all of their bases. They usually work with attorneys to make sure that their beneficiaries are clearly indicated, and they work on an asset...

7 steps to take after a car accident

In an instant, a car accident can change your life. You just could be on your way to work and a large SUV rams into the rear of your car. You could suffer serious injuries – broken bones, a traumatic brain injury and a back injury. Or a distracted driver could fail to...

What happens to a home in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

It may be possible to keep your Ohio home after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, that will depend on how much equity that you have in the property. Furthermore, you'll need to remain current on your home loan to retain ownership of the property. Let's take a...

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Probate is the process through which a person’s assets are distributed after his or her death. Even if the decedent had a will and an estate plan in place, depending upon the circumstances, there are times when his or her estate must go through a formal probate process to make sure that debts are paid and that assets are handed out according to his or her wishes.

With offices in Columbus, Ohio, and Huntington, West Virginia, the attorneys of Amy M. Levine & Associates handle a full range of estate planning and probate matters, including:

  • Estate planning — Our attorneys help individuals and families develop strong estate plans, from comprehensive, tax-saving plans to simple wills and trusts.
  • Estate administration — We help clients administer the estates of loved ones they have lost, guiding them through probate when appropriate.
  • Probate litigation — When disagreements arise, we help our clients protect their interests. Other lawyers often seek out our knowledgeable litigators in complex probate litigation matters.
  • Stepparent adoption — In the state of Ohio, adoption proceedings are supervised by the county court and require legal representation. We can help you adopt a stepchild and secure parental rights.

Can I Avoid Probate?

Few people look forward to the probate process, and many of our clients wish to avoid it altogether. To many people, the idea of the state distributing assets without regard for their wishes is unappealing. Fortunately, proper estate planning tools may help you avoid probate in the event of your death or incapacity. Developing a thorough estate plan allows you to make critical decisions about what will happen to your property in the future.

If your family situation has recently changed, now is the perfect to develop or update an estate plan. We can help you reach your goals for the future, whether you want to save for a child’s education, leave money to a charity you support or leave certain property to certain loved ones.

Respecting Your Interests And Your Loved Ones In Probate Matters

We understand that emotions are often running high in matters of probate, adoption and estate planning. We have helped hundreds of people with concerns just like yours, and we are proud to offer clients the sound advice and compassionate counsel they need when making difficult decisions.

From our office in Columbus, Ohio, we represent clients all over Franklin County. We also have an office in Huntington, West Virginia. To learn more about our practice and arrange a consultation, please call 614-360-2942 or send us an email using our contact form.

Probate

Amy M. Levine
View Profile

Our Latest Blog Posts

How to prepare financially for a divorce

Ohio is an equitable property division state, which means that you might be entitled to a majority share of a marital estate in a final divorce settlement. However, even if you are expecting to receive valuable assets as part of such a settlement, you'll still need to...

What to know about the Chapter 7 bankruptcy means test

Chapter 7 bankruptcy gives consumers in Columbus, Ohio, a legal way to remove burdening debt they can no longer handle. Only unsecured debts, such as medical and credit card debt, can get erased in bankruptcy. The secured debts, those that are backed by collateral,...

Contesting a Will During Probate in Ohio

When Ohio residents put together their wills and estates, they do everything in their power to make sure that they've covered all of their bases. They usually work with attorneys to make sure that their beneficiaries are clearly indicated, and they work on an asset...

7 steps to take after a car accident

In an instant, a car accident can change your life. You just could be on your way to work and a large SUV rams into the rear of your car. You could suffer serious injuries – broken bones, a traumatic brain injury and a back injury. Or a distracted driver could fail to...

What happens to a home in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

It may be possible to keep your Ohio home after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, that will depend on how much equity that you have in the property. Furthermore, you'll need to remain current on your home loan to retain ownership of the property. Let's take a...

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