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

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Ruling limits when police can conduct searches without a warrant

When a person is subject to a police investigation in Ohio and the officers want to conduct a search, it can be difficult to know if they need a warrant. In recent years, these types of incidents have been a subject for debate. Understanding the limits under which...

Courts may be wise to reconsider their stance on police dogs

Ohio residents have likely read media stories about large drug seizures being made during vehicle stops after police dogs were alerted to the scent of narcotics, but this kind of reporting may have given law enforcement canines a reputation for reliability that they...

How vehicle accident fault could impact insurance claims

Every state has a law that applies when auto accidents occur, and especially when cases go to court. While most motor vehicle accidents in Ohio with obvious fault evidence are settled beforehand, this is not true in all cases. Insurance companies and claimants often...

Common things couples might overlook during their divorce

A divorcing couple often faces emotional and financial turmoil during the process. Dividing a single household into two futures, even if it is the best decision for both spouses, can cause significant stress and worry. Unfortunately, many couples become overwhelmed...

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...

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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
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Our Latest Blog Posts

Ruling limits when police can conduct searches without a warrant

When a person is subject to a police investigation in Ohio and the officers want to conduct a search, it can be difficult to know if they need a warrant. In recent years, these types of incidents have been a subject for debate. Understanding the limits under which...

Courts may be wise to reconsider their stance on police dogs

Ohio residents have likely read media stories about large drug seizures being made during vehicle stops after police dogs were alerted to the scent of narcotics, but this kind of reporting may have given law enforcement canines a reputation for reliability that they...

How vehicle accident fault could impact insurance claims

Every state has a law that applies when auto accidents occur, and especially when cases go to court. While most motor vehicle accidents in Ohio with obvious fault evidence are settled beforehand, this is not true in all cases. Insurance companies and claimants often...

Common things couples might overlook during their divorce

A divorcing couple often faces emotional and financial turmoil during the process. Dividing a single household into two futures, even if it is the best decision for both spouses, can cause significant stress and worry. Unfortunately, many couples become overwhelmed...

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...

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