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Estate Planning & Probate Law

Our Estate Planning attorneys can assist you with developing your estate plan and drafting the necessary planning documents to accomplish your goals.  We also provide assistance to individuals named in estate planning documents or appointed by the court to administer a deceased individual’s estate or trust.

We can assist you in many areas of estate planning, including:

Contact KWGD today to discuss ways we can assist you in developing your estate plan.

Estate Planning & Probate Law Attorneys

  1. Richard E. Davis
    Rick joined the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 1998. He chairs the firm’s Estate Planning and Elder Law practice groups. His focus is primarily in estate planning, elder law and special needs… Read more about Richard E. Davis Attorney At Law
  2. Dianne Blocker Braun
    Dianne is a director with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Her practice focuses on the areas of estate planning and business law. She counsels individuals, families and closely held businesses. Education:… Read more about Dianne Blocker Braun Attorney At Law
  3. Aletha M. Carver
    Aletha joined the litigation section with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2011 and is a director of the firm. She comes to the firm with a great depth of knowledge in the fields of appellate law, government… Read more about Aletha M. Carver Attorney At Law
  4. James F. Contini II
    Jim is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., and currently serves as a member of the firm’s management committee. Jim is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the Ohio… Read more about James F. Contini II Attorney At Law
  1. Ronald W. Dougherty
    Ron is a senior partner of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. He was the third member of the law firm, served as the managing partner for 17 years and has been instrumental in the firm’s steady growth. Ron served… Read more about Ronald W. Dougherty Attorney At Law
  2. Dino Saint Paul Giannobile
    Dino Saint Paul Giannobile
    Dino is an attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. The New Philadelphia native, focuses in the areas of estate planning, elder law, business law and business succession planning. In the estate… Read more about Dino Saint Paul Giannobile Attorney At Law
  3. Stephanie Haight
    Stephanie is an associate with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Company, L.P.A.   Her practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, trusts and probate law and elder law, which includes the drafting of Wills,… Read more about Stephanie Haight Attorney At Law
  4. Fred J. Haupt
    Fred began his professional career with KWGD in March of 1967 as the firm's sixth attorney. Although his practice began in the litigation area, he quickly became focused primarily in the areas of business, contract and… Read more about Fred J. Haupt Attorney At Law
  1. David J. Lewis
    Dave is a director and shareholder of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and practices out of the firm’s Northeast Ohio offices. His areas of concentration include:  corporate, individual, partnership,… Read more about David J. Lewis Attorney At Law
  2. Jennifer L. Lile
    Jennifer L. Lile is a director with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Company, L.P.A. Her practice focuses on the areas of estate and special needs planning, trust, probate and elder law.  Her practice areas include: … Read more about Jennifer L. Lile Attorney At Law
  3. Catherine A. Pastore
    Catherine is a staff attorney with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Company, L.P.A.   Her practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, trusts and probate law and elder law, which includes the drafting of… Read more about Catherine A. Pastore Attorney At Law
  4. John M. Tucker
    John, a Director and Shareholder, has been with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths and Dougherty Co., L.P.A. since 1995, and regularly represents clients on transactional matters, as well as by serving as outside general counsel for many companies.… Read more about John M. Tucker Attorney At Law
  1. Jeffrey A. Willis
    Jeffrey is a Director at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Section representing corporations and business entities regarding general corporate matters, as well as specific… Read more about Jeffrey A. Willis Attorney At Law

Estate Planning & Probate Law News Articles

Asset Protection & Estate Planning for Mineral Rights
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
03.24.15
Asset Protection Planning Developing an estate/asset protection plan for mineral rights has become a very hot topic for individuals.  If you own mineral rights, have not entered into an oil and gas lease agreement, and are afraid… read more of "Asset Protection & Estate Planning for Mineral Rights"
Consider Digital & Other Unusual Assets When Planning Your Estate
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
03.24.15
Digital assets are online accounts which you own and access using your computer.  Digital assets include email accounts such as gmail, and yahoo, social networking accounts such as linked in, and facebook, online shopping accounts, and… read more of "Consider Digital & Other Unusual Assets When Planning Your Estate"
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Estate Planning & Probate Law Legal Alerts

An Inhertance May Affect Your Governmental Benefits
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
03.24.15
If you are fortunate enough to receive an inheritance from a loved one, you need to determine the effect of that inheritance on any type of benefits you are receiving.  If you are only receiving a retirement benefit from your previous… read more of "An Inhertance May Affect Your Governmental Benefits"
Things for the Landowner to Consider Before Executing an Oil and Gas Lease
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
03.24.15
As a result of oil companies’ expectations of significant oil and gas production from the Utica shale formation in Ohio, area landowners have been taking advantage of the opportunity to sign an oil and gas lease with these… read more of "Things for the Landowner to Consider Before Executing an Oil and Gas Lease"
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