04. Estate Planning & Probate

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail"

                                      - Benjamin Franklin

Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Trusts, & Guardianships

Where there's a will, there's a way!  Protecting your or your family's financial future is an important decision and should not be taken lightly. Whether you are interested in the protections of a Will or Trust, creating a Financial or Healthcare Power of Attorney in the event of incapacity, or securing an Estate Plan to avoid unnecessary tax obligations in probate, we have a solution tailored to protect your rights and assets.

Simply put, we understand the law as it applies to Ohio Wills & Trusts and can help you plan for the future and ensure your wishes are properly conveyed.


We provide representation in all areas of Wills & Trusts, including:


  • Wills

  • Powers of Attorney (Financials and Health Care)

  • Living Wills (Do Not Resuscitate Document) 

  • Trusts

  • Guardianships for Minors/Incompetents 

  • Transfer on Death Designations (TODs)

  • Survivorship Deeds

Estate Administration

Dealing with the death of a loved one is by far one of the most difficult life experiences a person will ever encounter. Not only is that special person no longer around to provide love, support and companionship, but the administrative tasks associated with their passing can often linger and inhibit the grieving process and your road to living a happy life once again.


Simply put, our goal is to take the pains and stresses out of those administrative tasks and allow you to

focus on the more important things that matter to you most. We are here every step of the way to provide support throughout the Estate Administration process, and will help guide you through these most difficult times with compassion, dignity and respect.  

We provide representation in all areas of Estate Administration, including:


  • Summary Release from Administration of Estate

  • Regular Release from Administration of Estate

  • Full Administration of Estate


The Probate Court is a division of the Ohio Court of Common Pleas that handles matters relating to the following areas of law: 

  • Adoption

  • Birth Correction

  • Conservatorships

  • Costs Deposit

  • Deposit of Wills

  • Disinterment

  • Estate Administration

  • Guardianships

  • Marriage Licenses

  • Mental Illness Issues (Involuntary commitment to psychiatric facility/Involuntary administration of psychiatric medication)

  • Minor Settlements

  • Name Changes

  • Paternity

  • Trusts (Inter Vivos & Testamentary)

Give Joe Tekulve a call at (513) 752-0001 or email at joetekulvelaw@gmail.com to discuss your Estate Planning or Probate matter today. 

Probate & Estate Sources

Joe Tekulve Law

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© 2019 by Joseph G. Tekulve, Attorney at Law

785 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245

Tel: (513) 752-0001 / Fax: (513) 752-0289

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