Columbus Estate Planning and Probate Attorneys

Do you want to minimize the costs associated with probate? Provide for the care and financial future of your children if you die before they reach adulthood? Direct how, to whom and when your assets will be distributed after your death? Provide for your spouse after your death? Direct that you are not to be kept alive by artificial means? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need an estate plan. Unfortunately, most people put this task off until the occurrence of some significant life event. By that time, it might be too late to establish the estate plan you desire or need. At Walker Novack Legal Group, we make the estate planning process simple, easy to understand, and most importantly, affordable. Regardless of whether you need a will, trust, general durable power of attorney, health care power of attorney, or living will, we can assist you with these items as well as many other estate planning tools.

Do you need to finalize the affairs of a deceased friend, significant other, or loved one? Our attorneys can assist you in this process commonly referred to as probate. Sometimes it is necessary to open a full estate, but in many instances no estate administration may be required at all, or an abbreviated probate process can be used allowing for the opening and closing of an estate in the same day. Further, we can assist in establishing guardianships for minors or those who have been determined to be mentally incompetent, as well as conservatorships for those who are either temporarily or permanently physically impaired, in addition to a number of other probate-related matters.

Our estate planning and probate attorneys provide the following legal services to the central Ohio communities of Columbus, Westerville, New Albany, Pickerington, Gahanna, Worthington, Lewis Center, Dublin, and Johnstown.

Estate Planning

  • Estate Tax Planning
  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • LGBT/Common Law Relationships
  • Living Will
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Probate Avoidance
  • Trusts
  • Wealth Succession
  • Wills

Probate

  • Ancillary Administration
  • Conservatorships
  • Estate Administration
  • Guardianships
  • Heir Representation
  • Relief from Administration
  • Will Construction Actions
  • Will Contest Actions