- Probate and Trust Administration
- Probate litigation
- Estate planning
- Living Wills
- Powers of Attorney
- Personal Injury Litigation
- Real estate
- Business Law
- Guardianships/Elder Care
Probate administration and estate tax preparation
Through the efficient use of our attorneys and staff, S&W assists spouses, heirs and other beneficiaries in the administration of estates and trusts.
S&W is one of the most experienced law firms in central Ohio in the area of will contests, both in the defense and the contest of Last Wills and Testaments. We also assist clients in contested trust and guardianship matters. Our members are also available to serve as expert witnesses in probate litigation and fee disputes.
S&W has a long history of working with families to plan and execute estate plans, including wills and trusts. Considerations include tax consequences, family succession, protection of minor children’s inheritance, and all other estate planning issues.
A living will is a document that allows a person to state in advance his/her wishes regarding the use or removal of life-sustaining or death delaying procedures in the event of illness or injury. S&W is ready to assist you in the preparation of this advance directive.
Powers of Attorney
A general power of attorney is a legal document that authorizes another person to act on one’s behalf, usually in financial matters. A healthcare power of attorney is an advanced directive that authorizes a family member or friend to make medical and other healthcare decisions for an individual when he or she is unable to do so. S&W is experienced in assisting in the preparation of all of these documents.
Personal Injury Litigation
Our attorneys and staff have more than 30 years experience in protecting the rights of people injured or killed in accidents of all types and representing litigants in contract disputes, construction cases and other civil matters. Before you talk to the insurance company come and speak with us.
S&W is ready to assist in the preparation or review of residential or commercial real estate contracts or leases, as well as representation at closing. The members of S&W also own and operate a title insurance agency known as Chicago Title West (CTW), providing real estate title and closing services for clients in the sale, purchase and refinance of their homes and investment properties. CTW has been active in helping For Sale by Owner real estate transactions to successfully close.
S&W is experienced in the creation of Subchapter S corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships together with the winding down or dissolution of them. These entities are especially useful for owners of rental or investment real estate in order to limit personal liability. We can also server you by preparing mechanics liens and assisting with evictions.
S&W assists in handling the affairs of incompetent or disabled family members, or minor children, through the establishment and maintenance of guardianships.