What happens if I don’t have an estate plan?

If you do not create an estate plan, Ohio laws and courts determine who receives your property when you die and who makes decisions for you if you become legally incapacitated. In both cases, application of the laws may have results that are completely inconsistent with your own wishes and intentions. Creating a thoughtful estate plan with help from an estate planning lawyer is the only way to ensure that your wishes are carried out if you become unable to make decisions or when you pass away.