Probate Attorneys Serving Toledo, OH
Toledo is located in Lucas County in northwest Ohio, bordering the state of Michigan. Initially founded in 1833, Toledo’s growth was accelerated by the Miami and Erie Canal and its position on the railway line between New York and Chicago. Over the years, Toledo has become well known for the glass and auto assembly industries and arts, culture, and education.
Welcome to Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC, we are a probate law firm that is located in the renovated historic Rossford Savings Bank building in downtown Rossford, Ohio, which was first built back in 1917. Our probate attorneys have over 150 years of combined experience to offer you, and several of our attorneys are not only licensed to practice in Ohio but Michigan as well. Our experienced legal team has extensive experience handling all aspects of probate, estate litigation, and estate planning, as well as real estate, labor & employment, and business and corporate law.
Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC was established in 2010 by attorneys Kevin Heban, Gary Sommer, and Kent Murphree. Together, our three partners have more than 75 years of collective experience to offer our clients. Our probate law firm is also made up of valuable associate attorneys, Melissa Purpura, John Lewandowski, Gerald Galernik, and Philip Davis, who serve in counsel roles. In addition, our exceptional legal team is supported by three outstanding paralegals who see that our licensed attorneys receive the assistance they need to focus their efforts on successfully resolving our clients’ cases.
Need Professional Legal Support?
At Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC, our legal team provides knowledgeable guidance, insight, and representation in various probate and estate-related matters. For example, suppose you need assistance establishing a robust estate plan to give you and your loved ones financial security. In that case, we can help you determine which estate planning tools, such as wills and trusts, you need to preserve your wealth and minimize taxes.
If you have been appointed a personal representative and need assistance with the probate process, or if you are a beneficiary who wishes to contest a will, we can provide you with the legal representation you need to resolve your matter effectively. Since we focus a significant part of our practice on estate litigation, we can assist clients in cases of breaches of fiduciary duty and defending lawsuits on behalf of an estate.
In addition to handling probate and estate matters, our experienced legal staff handles guardianships, labor & employment law, and various civil litigation matters, including real estate and businesses. Suppose you’re searching for a highly trained, competent professional to represent you in an estate planning or probate matter. In that case, we highly recommend that you arrange a free consultation with a probate attorney at Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski LLC. We provide clients with one-on-one, compassionate legal support and always strive to find effective and optimum solutions while reducing costs as much as possible.
What are the Main Parts of an Estate Plan?
Your estate plan outlines your wishes for your property and other assets after your death. An estate plan has four main parts. A will is an essential document in the plan, but plans may also have a living will, power of attorney documentation, and a trust. Working with an estate planning attorney can help you create these documents and ensure they line up properly with Ohio probate law. Professional help can also protect against the potential for estate or land disputes.
When preparing your estate plan, you can protect your beneficiaries and assets with the right structure. Reach out to a probate attorney from our firm to get the right guidance as you start this process.
What is the Probate Process?
When someone dies, the Ohio probate courts will determine how to distribute the estate’s assets properly. They consider the validity of any estate planning documents based on Ohio probate law, including the will, and ensure that the beneficiaries receive what was promised to them. Probate is also where estate disputes take place.
This is not a complex process if the individual’s estate planning documents are in good order. However, sometimes disagreements or contested wills create issues and delays. If you’re facing an inheritance dispute, you may need the services of a probate litigation attorney.
Professional Legal Help for the Probate Process
Many people get through the probate process without an attorney’s help, but there are times when professional legal advice is helpful. While the probate process is relatively straightforward, it can have several potential delays and pitfalls. If you suspect there will be a will contest or have concerns about the estate, partner with a probate lawyer from Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC, to navigate the process.
What Is Probate Litigation?
Probate litigation is the process of challenging a will or other estate planning document. Probate litigation is where estate disputes occur, and the probate courts oversee the process of resolving these disputes. Whether you are the one who is bringing the challenge, or you find yourself needing to fight a challenge brought by another beneficiary, you will want a probate and estate planning attorney to help. Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC will work to ensure your rights and interests are protected.
The most common problems that happen during probate litigation are will contests. Toledo residents who suspect something may be amiss with the will of a loved one need to seek professional legal help immediately. Heban, Murphree & Lewandowski, LLC assists with will contests and other probate litigation needs.