A Law Firm Offering Comprehensive Estate Planning, Probate and Administration Services

Despite what you may be thinking, estate planning does not need to be stressful, time-consuming or expensive. When you work with experienced lawyers like those at Witschey Witschey & Firestine Co., LPA, the process is likely to be easy and efficient. In most cases, we can draft and finalize your estate plan in just two or three sessions.

Wills and trusts are the foundation of most estate plans, but they are just the beginning. Our firm is ready to help you construct a customized estate plan to address your assets, specify your wishes for medical care and name trusted loved ones to make important decisions on your behalf if you ever become incapable to make or communicate those decisions for yourself.

When we discuss your estate plan, we will cover topics such as:

  • A last will and testament
  • Basic and advanced trust planning
  • Designated durable power of attorney
  • Designated health care power of attorney
  • A living will
  • Asset protection planning

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to estate planning. Yours should accurately and completely reflect your circumstances, needs and goals, which is why it is so important to work with a knowledgeable attorney.

Probate Services And Litigation

Avoiding probate is a worthwhile goal in planning your estate. Unfortunately, probate isn't always avoidable. In such cases, we are ready to handle the entire process for you so that you can focus on devoting time with your family at this time of loss.

In many cases, probate is a legal formality. But there are times when a will is being contested or an executor is being challenged. In addition to probate services, our firm offers experienced representation in probate litigation.

Estate Administration And Trust Administration

If you have been named as the administrator of an estate or a trust, you may have multiple duties for which you are unfamiliar.  With trusts, for instance, the named trustee is required to give an annual report of financial accounting (to beneficiaries) each year that the trust is in existence. To make sure you are in full compliance with these requirements, it can be helpful to work with an experienced attorney.

Consultations Available — Contact Us Today

Witschey Witschey & Firestine Co., LPA, is based in Akron. We serve clients in Summit County and throughout northeastern Ohio. To take advantage of an initial consultation about your estate planning or probate needs, call us at 330-576-9770, or send us an email.