A will is a document that tells a court what should happen to your assets when you pass away. Most adults know they need a will. Everyone should have a will that is current and thorough.

You may be visiting this page because you need a will for yourself or a family member. You may need to review or update a will that is outdated. You may need a lawyer to deal with a problem related to a loved one's will. I can help you address any of these concerns.

Plan Wisely. Plan Ahead. Prevent Problems.

I am Dorothea J. Kingsbury, a Cleveland attorney for wills, trusts, guardianships, powers of attorney, and other important estate instruments. I help my clients protect their families, express important wishes, give to good causes, avoid waste, and prevent unnecessary tax exposure. I can help you answer questions like:

  • What is the smartest way for me to leave something for my children and/or grandchildren when I pass away?
  • What can I do to prevent future disputes between my heirs?
  • How can I make sure I can give to charities I care about?
  • Should I be concerned about estate taxes? Why or why not?
  • Will a trust be beneficial to me and my family?
  • Does a will address my medical preferences in the event of incapacity?
  • Is drafting a will something I can do myself?
  • Is my will OK the way it is?

A comprehensive, current will can save your family aggravation in the future and give you peace of mind now. As your lawyer, I will see to it that your will is everything it needs to be.

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You can make decisions now that will help you "stay in the driver's seat" with regard to your assets and your future. Don't let a stranger (such as a probate court judge) make important decisions for you and your family because you didn't plan properly.

Contact me for advice about your will. I serve families throughout northern Ohio.