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Helping You Plan For The Future – Estate Planning And Elder Law In Ohio

People are living longer, active lives well into retirement. Still, at some point, an illness or accident could occur or age might simply catch up. Ideally, elderly individuals have anticipated death or incapacity and planned accordingly. In reality, many times the family is caught off guard.

Elder law is an umbrella term for legal matters related to aging, from asset protection strategies to a health crisis. At Mahaffey & Associates, we have responded to the increasing need for both proactive planning and urgent intervention.

Our Toledo elder law attorneys offer comprehensive guidance to elderly clients planning ahead as well as assistance to adult children who are stepping in on behalf of aging parents. We regularly counsel out-of-state clients who need help with legal documents or legal proceedings in Ohio.

Elder Law Solutions

Our legal team has the experience to address many needs and scenarios:

We are often engaged in crisis situations. Our lawyers intervene quickly to assess the situation and take steps to protect your loved one and his or her personal and financial interests.

It’s More Than Just A Will: Estate Planning Can Avoid A Future Crisis

Many people think that a will is sufficient. What they do not understand is that a will offers no guarantee that your loved ones will not have to deal with a lengthy and expensive probate process.

Our attorneys handle all aspects of the estate planning process, including:

  • A will: The foundation of an estate plan that appoints an executor; a will explains how property should be distributed and lists a guardian who would care for minor children.
  • Trusts: These legal vehicles appoint a trustee to manage assets on behalf of a beneficiary who receives property in the trust.
  • Powers of attorney: These documents give another person legal authority to make financial or medical decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated.

We can help you create a comprehensive estate plan that will ensure your loved ones are adequately protected.

Understanding The Benefits Of Estate Planning

At Mahaffey & Associates, we recognize that planning for the future is about more than just assets – it is about peace of mind for you and your loved ones. As your dedicated estate planning attorneys, we will guide you through the creation of a comprehensive estate plan tailored to your unique circumstances. With thoughtful estate planning, you can ensure your wishes are respected and your family is protected.

Key benefits of having an estate plan include:

  • Protecting your real estate and other valuable assets for the benefit of your heirs
  • Ensuring your health care decisions are carried out according to your wishes with medical directives
  • Assigning a durable power of attorney to a trusted individual to manage your affairs if you become incapacitated
  • Minimizing estate taxes and legal hurdles for your loved ones

Without a sound estate plan in place, your family may face unnecessary legal challenges and financial burdens. Our estate attorneys are here to prevent that, with personalized legal counsel that addresses all facets of your estate.

Estate Administration And Probate

We also help executors and trustees administer estate plans, and we will represent beneficiaries who are looking for help protecting their rights in probate and will contests.

Schedule A Free Phone Consultation

Mahaffey & Associates serves northwest Ohio from our Sylvania office. We have flexible office hours and provide timely, quality legal service at cost-effective rates. Call us at 419-741-0111 or send a message to get started with a free consultation.