Responsible Planning for Individuals and Families in Central Ohio
As the definition of a family has changed over time, the law has not always kept up. Many families with non-traditional relationships can face difficult situations when it comes to issues of property sharing, estate planning and business formation, and may be concerned that their loved ones may not have any rights or say in those legal decisions. Fortunately, alternative lifestyle planning can help these families account for their loved ones' needs. It is important to consult with an experienced attorney to help you take control of your estate and plan for your future.
At the law firm of Schulze, Howard & Cox, we can help you protect your rights and your relationships through responsible estate and alternative lifestyle planning. When drafting these documents, it is important that the agreements capture the nature of the relationship, what will happen in the event of a split, disability or death and how property will come out of the relationship. By hiring a skilled estate planning attorney at our firm in Marysville, Ohio, you can ensure strong assistance in structuring the legal and organizational aspects of your alternative lifestyle plan. You can feel confident that your partner and your family are legally protected.
Contact us to learn more about alternative lifestyle and estate planning for non-married couples and families in the GLBT community in Ohio.
Alternative Lifestyle Estate Planning
If you are in a relationship that is not legally recognized by the State of Ohio, and you do not create an estate plan, the state will make decisions for you regarding the disposition of your estate. Your partner may be left out entirely in this process. Fortunately, a comprehensive estate plan, which includes wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other documents, can protect your partner and his or her ability to make important decisions.
- Business planning and formation, including family businesses and partnerships
- Health care decisions and end-of-life care
- Financial decisions
- Probate and estate administration
- Decisions about children and pets
Regardless of the nature and structure of your relationship, you need to consider these ideas and protect your future through responsible planning. For those clients in non-traditional relationships, the state of Ohio forces us to look at alternative solutions to solve many of these issues. Our lawyers have the experience necessary to complete your estate plan in a responsible and cost-effective manner.
Speak with an experienced lawyer in Central Ohio about creating an alternative lifestyle plan to protect yourself, your partner and your family. Start planning for your future today. Contact us by e-mail or call us at 937-644-3849 to schedule a consultation.