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Meetings can be held at my office or for your convenience at your home. Nursing Home and hospital visits are also an option.



Estate Planning

I am able to provide you with an analysis of your current legal documents to determine whether they are relevant to you and your family’s current  situation. Time is taken to learn about you, your family and your estate planning goals. Not sure what you need? We can walk you through the many components of estate planning, explaining them in a manner easy to understand. Legal documents are drafted specifically to your needs. Estate planning documents include:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
    • Testamentary Trust
    • Living Trust
    • Irrevocable Trust
    • Insurance Trusts
    • Special Needs Trusts
    • Education Trusts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Living Will
  • Power of Attorney for Healthcare
  • Deads

Probate Administration

Probate Administration is the process of transferring a decedent’s assets according to the Will, or if no Will was signed, then the transfer will occur according to Ohio laws.
With nearly 30 years of probate administration experience, I can assist an Executor or Administrator throughout the process. Heirs have also retained me to represent their personal interests.
My office strives to make the probate process as stress-free and easy as possible for the estate fiduciary as well as all the heirs.

Adult Guardianship

Guardianship will be granted by the Probate Court when it determines a person is incompetent to care for themselves or their assets. There different types of guardianships, but generally, a guardian will make medical and financial decisions for the person.

If you believe a friend, neighbor or loved one needs a guardian, please contact me for further information.

Real Estate Transactions

My office has represented buyers and sellers in residential as well as commercial transactions. Whether reviewing a sale contract prior to signing or drafting a sale contract for you, my office can be involved from the beginning to closing.

If you have rental property, my office can help you to protect your investment by creating custom commercial or residential leases to suit your individual needs.

Should your circumstances change, my office can assist by drafting and recording a new deed for you.

Estate & Gift Taxation

In 2011, decedent’s having an estate of $5 million dollars or less will not have to file a Federal Estate Tax Return. In addition, the tax rate decreases from 55% to 35%. However, the Ohio Estate Tax limit of $338,333.00 remains the same.

Anyone can gift $13,000.00 per person in any calendar year without having to file a Federal Gift Tax Return. You can also gift any amount in excess of the $13,000.00, but you then need to file a Federal Gift Tax Return even though no tax will be due. Gifting is often a good estate planning tool.

My office can assist you in developing a plan to achieve your goals by maximizing the benefits of these and other tax codes.


Business Law

Servicing the needs of the small business owner.


My office takes pride in servicing small business owners ~ those already in business and those looking into launching a new business. We can help you decide which type of business entity is right for your business:

  • C- Corporation
  • S- Corporation
  • I – Corporation
  • LLC
  • LLP
  • Partnership
  • Sole Proprieto

Choosing a business entity is only the first step. We also provide following services:

  • Incorporation / LLC Formation
  • Corporate Recording Keeping / Meeting Compliance Requirements
  • Bylaws / Rules and Regulation Drafting
  • Document / Contract Review
  • Reporting Requirements

Think of us as your “go to” representation for all your business needs.




      maryann@maryannlegal.com :: phone 440.237.2800