Skilled Guidance In Estate Matters

One of the greatest services we can provide to our loved ones is to properly plan our estates. Careful consideration of the tax and legal issues involved in estate planning can relieve a significant burden on family members at an emotionally difficult time.

At Hanna Rasnick Evanchan Palmisano Hobson & Fox, LLC, our comprehensive estate planning services includes a careful assessment of your current estate, anticipated changes to the estate, and developing an understanding of your family structure and any special issues that need to be taken into account.

Give us a call today at 330-253-2227 to arrange to discuss your specific situation with an attorney at our firm. Based in Akron, we serve clients throughout northeast Ohio.

Full Range Of Estate Planning Services

We offer a full range of estate planning techniques, including simple wills, testamentary trusts, and revocable trusts. For more complex estates, the use of family limited partnerships or family limited liability companies can provide a means for lifetime gifting in order to reduce the size of the taxable estate, while retaining significant control of assets.

Charitable planning can also be taken into account, and used to maximize tax savings, either through direct giving, giving of tax-deferred accounts, or more complex strategies such as a Charitable Remainder Unitrust or Annuity Trust.

For individuals who may be subject to litigation liability or malpractice actions, we also provide a full range of asset protection planning guidance, using techniques to reduce the size of the attachable estate, or to help protect such assets through the use of an offshore trust.

Guidance In The Probate Process

The loss of a loved one can be a difficult time, and the legal requirements involved in the probate of an estate can add to that emotional burden. Our experienced staff can assist you in navigating the probate process, and accomplishing a fluid transition of assets under the terms of the loved one's estate planning documents.

In addition to assistance with probate court filings and responsibilities, our firm also prepares Ohio and federal estate tax returns, addresses the transfer of title for vehicles, real estate, and investment accounts. Our lawyers handle all types of probate cases, from simple cases with no will to very complex cases with several trusts and significant assets.

In addition to end-of-life issues, our probate practitioners also provide representation in guardianship matters for both minors and adults. We can assist with guardianship of the estate when assets need to be governed on behalf of an individual, or guardianship of the person when an individual, either because of minor status or incompetence, cannot make his or her own care decisions.