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Brecksville, Ohio Will Lawyer

Brecksville, Ohio Lawyer Explains Details on Brecksville, Ohio Wills


Brecksville, Ohio Will Lawyer

Brecksville, Ohio Will lawyer, Eric Valente, assists individuals and families with their wills and other estate planning documents.

Requirements of Executing a Will in Brecksville, Ohio

Executing a will in Brecksville, Ohio has the same requirements as all other places in Ohio. All wills executed in Ohio, including Brecksville, are governed by Ohio Revised Code Chapter 2107Title excerpt of Brecksville, Ohio Will A will must be signed, and witnessed by 2 adults.

What is the Purpose of a Will?

The purpose of a will is to accomplish the following main objectives.

First, to appoint a guardian for minor children. Second, to appoint executor. Third, to specify who get your assets.

Contesting a Will

If you believe your loved one signed a will under fraudulent pretenses, or while lacking mental capacity, or that the will is a fake, then you should contest the will. Valente Law’s will contest lawyer can assist you in this lawsuit. Here is Ohio’s law on contesting the validity of wills.

Brecksville, Ohio Will Lawyer Resources

Brecksville, Ohio residents can deposit their wills at the Cuyahoga County Probate Court.

Brecksville, Ohio real estate deeds are recorded with the Cuyahoga County Recorder’s Office.

Brecksville, Ohio Will Sample

Here is a sample of a Brecksville, Ohio Will, which is technically referred to as a “pour-over will.”

Last Will and Testament



I, _____________________________, of the City of Brecksville, County of Cuyahoga, State of Ohio, being of lawful age, sound mind and memory, and under no restraint, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other Wills and Codicils heretofore made by me.

I am married to _______________________. I have ______ biological children. They are _____________________________________.


Children. “Children” means the lawful blood descendants in the first degree of the parent designated. A person who has been adopted shall be considered a child of the adopting parent. The term “children” shall also include children born after the execution of this Will.

Per Stirpes. The term “per stirpes” means in equal shares to each member of a specified class with the share of any deceased member being divided proportionately among his or her children. It is used in this Will in the same manner and with the same meaning as that term is used in the Statute of Descent and Distribution, §2105.06 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Tax Terms. As used in this Will, estate tax terminology, including without limitation “annual exclusion,” “exemption equivalent,” “gross estate,” “marital deduction,” “net taxable estate,” “taxable estate,” “unified credit,” and any other word or words which, from their context, refer to the Internal Revenue Code, shall have the same meaning as such words have for the purposes of applying the Internal Revenue Code to my estate. Construction and application of such terms shall be in the sole discretion of my Executor consistent with the conservation of my estate and minimization of estate and/or income taxes.

Revocable Living Trust. The term Revocable Living Trust shall refer to my revocable living trust established by me as Trustor and Trustee, which I executed on _____________________________, and which is more formally known as The _____________________________ REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST dated _____________________________.


Payment of Debts. [INSERT LANGUAGE] in my Last Will and Testament.


Payment of Taxes From Residuary Estate. [INSERT LANGUAGE]

Payment of Taxes on Non-Probate Property. This Item deals with taxes assessed with respect to property or interests includable in my gross estate under the Internal Revenue Code sections pertaining to:



Pour-Over To Inter Vivos Trust. [INSERT LANGUAGE]


Incorporation of Trust by Reference. [INSERT LANGUAGE] into this Last Will and Testament.


Appointment and Powers of Executor. [INSERT LANGUAGE]


I appoint the following, in the order named, as guardian of each child of mine who needs a guardian:



Ancillary Administrations. In the event it becomes necessary for a representative of my estate to qualify in any jurisdiction other than Ohio, [INSERT LANGUAGE] copy of this Last Will and Testament


Order of Decease. If [INSERT LANGUAGE] that the beneficiary predeceased me.


Powers of Appointment. I [INSERT LANGUAGE].

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and acknowledged and published this instrument, consisting of this and ______________ other typewritten pages identified by my signature as my Last Will and Testament, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, on _____________________________ at Brecksville, Ohio.



We, the undersigned witnesses, hereby certify that _____________________________, the Testator named in the foregoing instrument of writing, subscribed his name thereto on this day, in our presence, in the City of Brecksville, State of Ohio, and to us declared the same to be his Last Will and Testament; that we subscribe our names hereto as witnesses in the presence of and at the request of said Testator, and in the presence of each other, and that at the time of the execution of said instrument as aforesaid, and of our subscribing the same as witnesses, the said Testator was of sound and disposing mind, to the best of our knowledge, information and belief.

WITNESS OUR HANDS at the City of Brecksville, County of Cuyahoga, State of Ohio, on _____________________________.

______________________________ address:       7650 Chippewa Road, Suite 214

Eric D. Valente                                                        Brecksville, Ohio, 44141

_____________________________ address:       7650 Chippewa Road, Suite 214

Eric D. Valente                                                        Brecksville, Ohio, 44141

This Instrument Prepared By:

Eric D. Valente


Brecksville, Ohio Will Lawyer

7650 Chippewa Road, Suite 214

Brecksville, Ohio 44141

(440) 792-6777

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