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Estate Planning

Estate Planning: Services


Probate can be expensive and time-consuming process. The court determines the validity of a deceased person's will and distributes assets as directed by the will. If there is no will,the laws of the State of Ohio determine how the property gets distributed. We can help you avoid probate by using methods other than a will to distribute your assets.


You have less control over what happens to your estate if you die without a will. Don't let a court distribute your assets, when you can make that determination. We can help you write a will to ensure your assets are allocated properly.


Trusts are another easy way to avoid probate. We can help you establish a living trust to ensure your assets will be distributed as you intend.

We can also answer your questions about powers-of-attorney, living wills, guardianship and other estate-related issues.

Real Estate

Our qualified attorneys at Pater, Pater & Halverson have combined more than 90 years of experience practicing real estate law for individuals, businesses and organizations. We are committed to helping you maximize your real estate assets for both now and the future.

Did you know that if you are married and do not have certain language in your deed you could incur major probate costs at a later time? This is just one issue with which we can assist you. Areas of expertise include title searches, real estate closings and deed drafting, among others.

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