The attorneys of Godbey & Associates provide professional advice and effective representation in a wide range of estate matters. Our areas of practice include:
Estate planning involves preparation for the distribution of an individual's property at his or her death, taking into account wills, taxes, insurance, property and trusts so as to gain maximum benefit of all laws and, at the same time, to carry out the person's wishes. It also involves decision-making with regard to heath care and the future of loved ones. Our attorneys excel at the preparation of tailored estate plans that enable our clients to achieve their goals.
Wills and Trusts
Our knowledgeable lawyers will take the time to understand your individual and family needs in helping you create or update your will as part of a comprehensive estate plan. We can also advise you on whether a trust will help you provide for important present and future needs and avoid taxes.
Financial Powers of Attorney
A power of attorney (or POA for short) enables an individual to designate another person to make important decisions on his or her behalf. Depending on your needs, our firm can help you establish a general durable power of attorney that will cover a wide range of decisions, or a specific limited power of attorney that will apply to a specific issue during a limited period of time.
Living Will and Health Care Powers of Attorney
Our firm can help you prepare yourself and your family for medical challenges with living wills, powers of attorney and other important estate planning tools.
Probate and Estate Administration
Our attorneys can assist you in navigating every aspect of the probate and estate administration process. Whether you need assistance in reviewing estate documents and weighing your options, or you need strong representation in court, we can help.
Will Contests, Inheritance Disputes and Beneficiary Rights
Our attorneys can help you find resolution to will contests and inheritance disputes that require knowledgeable legal representation. If you are concerned that your rights are not being honored in the administration of an estate, we can help you protect your interests and make sure you are treated fairly.
Godbey & Associates is known for effective representation in probate litigation. We have been successful at resolving difficult estate matters because of our thorough understanding of the law and our ability to facilitate communication and fight for fair outcomes.
Guardianships and Conservatorship
We handle all types of guardianship and conservatorship matters, including those that relate to elderly parents. If you need assistance in petitioning a court for guardianship or conservatorship of a loved one, or if you have questions about whether you need to make or change guardianship arrangements, our attorneys can help.
Our attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of the adoption process. We can assist you in completing and submitting paperwork, handling background checks and home studies, and managing necessary court proceedings.
Ohio Estate Planning Attorneys | Cincinnati Wills and Probate Lawyers
The attorneys of Godbey & Associates can help you address your concerns about estate planning and estate administration. Contact us for a free consultation with an experienced estate planning and probate lawyer who can evaluate your situation and help you make important choices.