Deanna L. Durbin, Attorney


Akron Probate Attorney

330-472-2083

Akron Estate Planning Attorney

The primary purpose of a Will is to direct the disposition of any assets owned solely by testator upon his or her passing. 

A Power of Attorney documents a person’s wishes concerning who they want to serve as their agent(s) to handle their financial affairs, and what powers they want their agent(s) to have. Most POA's are durable, meaning they continue during any period of incapacity. 

Advance Medical Directives document a person's wishes concerning who they want to serve as their agent to handle medical decisions if they are unable to do so, as well as a person's wishes concerning end-of-life wishes.

It is very important to select someone you trust to serve as your Agent.

Call
330-472-2083 today for a free initial consultation to discuss your estate planning needs.



Estate planning should be tailored to each person's individual circumstances and needs.  Every adult should minimally have a basic estate plan in place. This consists of a Will or Trust to document a person's wishes as to how their property is to be distributed and who should handle their estate, and very importantly, documents to provide powers to a trusted agent(s) should the person become incapacitated.


These documents allow the designated agent(s) to provide assistance with financial and/or personal and medical matters based upon the person's wishes should a short or long term incapacity arise. Planning for long-term care needs in compliance with Ohio's Long Term Care Insurance program should also be considered for those wishing to include long-term care insurance in their estate planning.