North Central Ohio's Probate & Estate Planning Attorney

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Practice Areas

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Estate Planning

Benjamin Franklin said that nothing can be certain but death and taxes. Attorney Elgin deals with both. Everyone has an estate plan. If you have not taken the time to make yours, the state has a default plan for you that likely does not do exactly what you want it to do. The state’s default plan is structured for ease of administration, not for maximizing benefits to your heirs or minimizing tax burdens at death.

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Estate Administration

The loss of a loved one is stressful enough. Combine that with the process of winding up their affairs and distributing their assets and the process is a nightmare. Attorney Elgin assists families in navigating the probate process and closing out your loved one’s estate. The probate court has strict deadlines and forms for nearly everything — an experienced probate attorney can help you navigate the process and protect your rights.

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Tax Law

Tax problems will not go away by themselves. The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) has powerful recovery methods and can garnish wages, freeze assets, and assess compounding interest and penalties. Revenue officers can place liens on your property and compel you to address your tax problems. The job of revenue officers is to maximize recovery for the government – not protect your interests. You should not face the IRS or Ohio Department of Taxation alone. Attorney Elgin can assist you in maximizing your benefit while resolving your tax issues.

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Guardianship

When a loved one's physical or mental functioning starts to deteriorate, tough decisions have to be made, quickly. Guardianship is legal arrangement that provides for the care and supervision of an individual deemed incompetent. An experienced probate attorney can help you navigate the complex process and help you do what you do best -- support your loved one.

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Adoption

Adoptions are one of the happiest times in a families’ lives. The legal process, however, is complex and time consuming. An experienced probate attorney will help you navigate the intricacies of the process and ensure your adoption matter moves forward as quickly and easily as possible. 

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Probate Litigation

The probate court in Ohio covers a significant portion of civil law. The probate judge of a county has over six hundred statutory duties. These duties range from supervising adoptions, to administering estates, to establishing guardianships to involuntary commitment of the mentally ill and much, much more. The breadth of knowledge required for probate practitioners is tremendous — you should trust your most important matters to a practitioner who focuses on this type of law.

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Small Business Law

Small businesses are the heart of our economy, locally and nationally. 98% of employers in the United States have fewer than 100 employees. Attorney Elgin is experienced in small business formation, continuity planning, buying and selling, and dissolution/consolidation.

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Civil Litigation

Sometimes things happen in life that require the assistance of the court system to resolve. If you've been the victim of personal injury, automobile accident, medical malpractice or if you've experienced a breach of contract or unsavory practices of a creditor, Attorney Elgin can help evaluate your case. Attorney Elgin practices civil litigation throughout Northern Ohio.

 
 

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