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Ohio Estate Planning for LGBTQ Estates

Ohio has strong LGBTQ and same-sex marriage rights, and your estate should have the same strong protections. Do you have a will, probate plan, health care directive, estate tax savings, power of attorney plan, and final arrangements in place? We can help you protect your loved ones.

Why Choose Estate Planning?

Proper LGBTQ estate planning, through a will and a living trust, allows your loved ones to avoid probate.

Why Avoid Probate? 

Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone dies, with or without a will. There are a number of reasons to avoid it:

  • The probate process is expensive and eats up your estate's value.
  • Probate court can tie up property and assets for months, sometimes more than a year.
  • The probate process is complicated and everything involved in it is public record.

Estate planning spares your family from the frustrating probate process, providing security and peace of mind.

 

What about hospice, palliative care, and end of life options?

It’s not pleasant to think about, but planning is crucial. If you need hospice or palliative care, or if you pass away, your loved ones will need guidance about what to do next. Download our free guide for difficult times.

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What is included in Estate Planning?

Our experienced lawyer assist clients with irrevocable and revocable trusts, wills and testaments, durable powers of attorney, guardianships, medical directives, business succession planning, and asset protection.

Developing an Estate Plan

Nothing is more personal than planning for the future of your family. The unique nature of any family’s needs requires a trusted adviser who understands estate and probate law. The law firm of Port Legal has years of experience assisting Ohio’s LGBTQ families.

Whether you need a personalized will or an all-encompassing trust, Port Legal will protect your well-being and preserve your family’s future. We provide expert and proprietary care, always in a private and secure setting.

Wills, Testaments, Trusts, Powers of Attorney & Other Documents

In addition to a will or trust, it’s also important to arrange other documents such as powers of attorney and advanced health care directives that will fully accomplish your plans. We’re here to help you understand an choose the right path - and the sooner you plan, the better your family is protected, now and in the future.

Estate Plan Reviews & Revisions

Do you already have an estate plan that’s old or out of date? A new examination will ensure the plan is still relevant for your family. Protect the integrity of your plan and ensure everything is in place.

Estate Planning
for Individuals & Spouses

If you have a family, an estate plan can protect you and your loved ones from the unexpected. An estate plan is more than an insurance policy - it’s a shield that will guard, guide, and defend you, your family and your assets. Above all, having a secure estate plan in place can help you achieve peace of mind. You can rest easy knowing that when you pass away, your assets will be distributed to your loved ones, special charities or other beneficiaries just as you choose. Port Legal can provide you with experienced counsel to ensure you have a well-crafted, individual estate plan that meets your unique needs, as well as all of the related documents to ensure proper execution.

Estate Planning
for Business Owners

If you have a business, how will your interests be passed down to your family and how will the business continue to operate? How will your partner come up with the funds to compensate your family? If your partner passes away, how will you come up with the funds to compensate his/her family, and ensure you don’t have an unwanted new business partner? These are crucial issues which many business owners never consider. Port Legal can guide you through these difficult issues to protect all vested interests and guard the gates of your business’ future.

Estate Planning Services

  • Long term planning
  • Avoiding Probate
  • Protection of assets from creditors
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Wills & Testaments
  • Protection of business interests in small companies, including planning for the death of a partner
  • Buy/Sell agreements between business partners

Estate Planning Resources

Contact an LGBTQ Estate Planning Attorney Today

We can assist you with LGBTQ estate planning. Our initial exploratory consultations are completely free of charge and will help you make the best decision for you, your family, and your business.

Are you ready to get started? Call 614-641-7399 or fill out the form to request your free consultation and start crafting your secure estate plan.