Columbus Probate Attorney

Elizabeth Westfall Probate Services

The Law Office of Elizabeth Westfall helps clients with probate, estate planning and estate administration. Attorney Elizabeth Westfall helps executors and beneficiaries through the entire probate process from start to finish.

The Probate Process and Estate Administration

The probate process and estate administration involve taking care of many tasks. Attorney Elizabeth Westfall is experienced in helping executors handling issues in a timely manner and avoiding personal liability, including:

  • Locating and securing probate assets
  • Obtaining appraisals of the decedent’s property
  • Preparing and filing required documents by the probate court
  • Payment of decedent’s outstanding debts and final bills
  • Distribution of decedent’s assets and taxes
  • Retitling real estate into the names of the estate beneficiaries
  • Assistance with sale of estate property
  • Settling disputes among beneficiaries

Estate Planning

Even if you don’t have a Rockefeller-like estate, it’s never too soon to get your house in order. Attorney Elizabeth Westfall listens carefully to clients’ wants and wishes and educates clients on the best legal instruments. She has in-depth knowledge of power of attorney, living wills, trusts and special needs trusts. She will develop a well-planned estate plan to ensure your wishes are carried, and your loved ones are taken care of.

A will can make the transition after a loss smoother, as transfer of property is quick and tax burdens can be avoided. Depending on the size of your estate and your wishes, will can range from one page to many. With a living will, you can designate your health care preferences. Having a power of attorney allows you to name an individual to make medical treatment choices if you become incapacitated. Trusts are also estate planning tools that can be used in conjunction with a will. There are many different types will different functions. For example, an asset protection trust can protect your assets from future creditors, and a charitable trust can be set up to benefit a particular cause.

If you are ready for some estate planning or going through the probate process, turn to Attorney Elizabeth Westfall for legal guidance. She has in-depth knowledge and experience in probate and estate planning law. Attorney Elizabeth Westfall is there to ensure and protect your rights. Let her experience work for you.

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