Probate & Estate Planning Attorneys in Dayton, Ohio

Throughout your life, you have worked hard and invested carefully. If you are like many people, you want to ensure that your physical and financial needs are met and that your assets will be passed on when you pass away.

At StachlerHarmon Attorneys at Law, we help people create estate plans that fulfill these goals from our office in Dayton, Ohio. We stand ready to protect and assert your rights in litigation if any disputes arise in the probate and estate administration process.

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Skilled Guidance In The Probate Process

Probate is a complex and unique area of law concerning the process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims against that estate, and distributing the deceased person's property according to a will. It also addresses the estates of incapacitated people who, for various reasons, are no longer able to handle their own affairs.

For the past 25 years, StachlerHarmon Attorneys at Law has represented hundreds of local clients in the Dayton, Ohio, area in probate-related matters. We are committed to simply solving complex issues.

A Full Range of Probate & Estate Planning Services

Our attorneys can assist you with any probate or estate planning problem, including:

  • Administration and settlement of decedents' estates
  • Probate litigation involving will contests, wrongdoing by fiduciaries, or other disputes about estate issues
  • Business ownership, succession, and management issues in probate
  • Simple wills and wills with contingent trusts
  • Trust administration, including traditional A/B style credit shelter trust planning and more advanced planning techniques such as charitable remainder trusts/unitrusts, sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts (IDGTs), grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), charitable lead unitrusts (CLUTs), qualified personal residence trusts and spendthrift trusts
  • Intestate Administration (administering a person's estate if he or she dies without a valid will)
  • Advance directives/living wills
  • Appointments of guardians or conservators
  • Exercising powers of attorney
  • Exercising guardianship and conservatorship powers and other fiduciary responsibilities
  • Administering guardianships and conservatorships
  • Health care proxies
  • Completing name changes

Of course, putting such arrangements in place is only half the story. Our law firm focuses much of its practice on resolving disputes when something goes wrong. This includes disputes among family members and other issues that can arise.

How Probate & Estate Planning Attorneys Can Help

A team of probate and estate planning attorneys can make the process feel less overwhelming. At StachlerHarmon Attorneys at Law, our team not only assists clients in creating solid estate plans; we provide advice and legal guidance to clients who are Executors,, Administrators, Trustees or potential beneficiaries of estates. We will also represent you at probate court or in probate-related negotiations, mediations, or arbitration. Further, our seasoned attorneys can advise you in matters related to the sale and distribution of estate property and the filing of estate-related taxes.

As your legal partners, we will collaborate with you to ensure the future of your or a loved one’s estate. If you live in Dayton, Ohio, or in the surrounding communities of Centerville, Springboro, Miamisburg, and Vandalia, contact StachlerHarmon Attorneys at Law today to get started.

Probate & Estate Planning Attorneys Serving Dayton, Ohio

Planning for your legacy’s future—or the legacy of a loved one—can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. A team of knowledgeable probate and estate planning attorneys can address any questions or concerns you may have throughout the process. Schedule a consultation with StachlerHarmon Attorneys at Law in Dayton, Ohio, today to get the guidance you deserve.