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Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning Attorney
in Columbus, OH

Experienced and Caring Lawyer in Columbus for Wills, Trusts, and Estate Plans

As an experienced wills attorney and estate planning lawyer in Columbus, I can help prepare the critical legal documents needed to protect your assets and provide for your loved ones. Working with an estate planning attorney benefits everyone, no matter the size of your estate.

Whether you need a simple will, a comprehensive trust, or an advanced estate plan, I have the expertise to guide you through the process. I take the time to understand your unique situation and goals, ensuring your wishes are properly documented and your assets are distributed according to your desires.

Skilled and Compassionate Wills Attorney in Columbus

A well-crafted will is crucial for ensuring your assets are distributed according to your wishes after you pass away. As a skilled wills lawyer in Columbus, I can guide you through the process of creating a will that specifies:

  • Beneficiaries to receive your property, real estate, business interests, etc.
  • Guardians for your minor children
  • An executor to oversee the distribution of your estate

I understand the complexities of will creation and probate, giving you peace of mind that your will meets all legal requirements.

Knowledgeable and Trusted Estate Planning Lawyer in Columbus

In addition to wills, I am an experienced estate planning lawyer in Columbus, offering comprehensive services like:

  • Revocable Trusts – Specify asset management during life and distribution after death
  • Living Wills – Document your medical treatment preferences if incapacitated
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney – Name someone to make medical decisions for you
  • Financial Power of Attorney – Authorize someone to manage your finances if needed

With my expertise as an estate planning attorney in Columbus, together we can develop a tailored plan to protect your legacy and interests.

Why Work With a Dedicated Wills Lawyer in Columbus?

Hiring a qualified and experienced estate planning lawyer in Columbus provides peace of mind that your affairs are in order. Proper legal documentation avoids confusion, conflict, and stress for your loved ones during difficult times.

Why Choose Me, Mary Lewis Turner?

I understand your immense trust in someone when selecting them as your will and estate planner. When you choose me as your lawyer, you can expect excellent, caring service that includes:

  • My extensive experience in wills, trusts, and estate planning law spans over a decade. I have guided countless clients through this complex process.
  • I provide compassionate, personalized guidance explicitly tailored to your unique situation and goals. I take the time to truly understand your needs.
  • An unwavering commitment to ensuring your wishes are legally documented accurately and thoroughly provides peace of mind.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Protecting your legacy is crucial. Schedule a consultation with me today to discuss how I can help safeguard your and your family’s futures. As an experienced Columbus will and estate planning lawyer, I am here to make this process as smooth as possible for you.

Frequently asked questions

One of my children suffers from addiction, and I am worried that leaving them a large sum of money will cause more harm than good. I do not want to exclude this child from their inheritance, but I want to ensure they are protected. Can I do this?

Yes. This is a common concern for many families who have a loved one suffering from drug addiction or alcohol addiction.  In these situations, a Trust can ensure that your loved one will receive their inheritance, but under the protection and control of another person that you select to be your Trustee.  Your loved one will receive the benefits of their inheritance in a controlled and safe manner.

I have sole custody of my child, and I am afraid that their other parent will become their guardian if I die. Can I prevent this?

There is no guaranteed way to prevent a parent from obtaining custody or guardianship of their child, but you can specify your wishes and reasons for not wanting the other parent to have guardianship or custody in your Will.  If you have sole custody of your child, you do not have to name the other parent to be your child’s Guardian if you die.  If the other parent contests your appointed Guardian, the Court will have a hearing to determine what is in your child’s best interests at that time, and the Judge can take your wishes into consideration.

If you are my attorney, will you be my Executor or Trustee?

No.  I do not serve as my client’s Executor or Trustee.  Most clients choose a family member or trusted friend to serve as the Executor of their Will or Trustee of their Trust.

The material on this webpage has been prepared by Lewis Legal Solutions for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific matter.  No attorney-client relationship is implied or created by the information found on this website.  Lewis Legal Solutions practices law within the state of Ohio.  Individuals should seek the advice of legal counsel licensed in their state.