Probate & Estate Planning

Probate refers to the court process of enforcing the terms of a will and distributing the assets of a deceased person’s estate according to the person’s wishes as stated in his/her will. The process includes filing a will, appointing an executor or representative to administer the estate, distributing the deceased person’s assets to his/her intended beneficiaries and receiving court review and approve ensuring that the estate was distributed correctly and in accordance with the deceased person’s wishes. The administration of an estate can proceed smoothly without complications. However, disputes and issues may arise during the administration of an estate.  Beneficiaries may disagree to the intended distribution, family members may dispute the validity of the will, creditors of the deceased person may make claims that they are entitled to the estate assets. Our attorneys can assist you and your family throughout the probate process to make it proceed as smoothly as possible and to address any complications that may arise.

Additionally, Giardini, Poplar & Mason, LLC can assist you with planning your estate to protect your assets, provide for the care of loved ones, leave bequests to charities that are meaningful to you and assist you in formalizing your wishes regarding distribution of your assets following your death. Our attorneys use various legal tools to ensure your wishes are honored and followed, including wills, advanced directives, trusts, limited liability companies and other estate planning and property distribution strategies.

Giardini, Poplar & Mason, LLC of Lorain County Ohio are your trusted local Attorneys.  We handle Probate & Estate Planning for all the communities of Lorain County, Ohio such as Lorain, North Ridgeville, Amherst, Sheffield and Vermilion and Elyria Ohio.

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