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Estate Planning

What is an estate?

One’s estate is comprised of everything that they own - vehicles, houses, other real estate, checking and savings accounts, investments, life insurance, furniture, and other personal possessions.

What is estate planning?

The goal of estate planning is to simplify the burden that you place on your loved ones upon your death. There are many steps that you can take now to help avoid excessive legal costs for your family in the future.

Be sure that your most valuable possessions and assets are given to the people and the organizations that you care about most. Jennifer Bergert, Attorney at Law practices in the preparation of:

  • Living Wills
  • Transfer on Death Documents
  • Joint and Survivorship Deeds
  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Financial Power of Attorney

Good estate planning provides instructions for your care if you become disabled or face terminal illness.

Estate planning is for everyone, not just the retired or elderly. We can not predict how long we will live. Don’t put off estate planning and leave your family picking up the pieces in their time of grief.

Jennifer Bergert will explore with you the beneficial avenues for your individual needs.

If you need help with the estate planning process such as writing a living will in the Stark County Ohio area, contact Jennifer Bergert today.

Estate Administration in Probate Court

What is estate administration?

Estate Administration is the process by which a person's assets are collected, maintained and distributed among creditors, heirs, and beneficiaries according to the person’s will and state laws.

When a person dies, some of the person’s assets may be transferred by trust, joint and survivorship property, payable on death accounts, transfer on death property and to beneficiaries named under life insurance, retirement benefits, or contractual accounts. Other assets must be transferred through proceedings in probate court.

What if a friend or family member dies and leaves you the executor of their estate?

This can be both an honor and a burden. You have the right to either accept this position or decline it and let it pass to someone else. If, however, you choose to accept the responsibility, you do not need to be a financial wizard. You can hire professional legal help for estate administration.

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