Timothy J. Melena & Associates serves clients throughout northeast Ohio in the areas of estate planning and settlement. We are dedicated to providing personalized legal services in a thoughtful, considerate manner. Through our ProtectPlan Legal Services, we offer continuing estate plan counseling to help ensure the best results for you and your family.

Is A Trust Right For Me?

Many people believe that trust-based estate planning is only necessary to avoid or minimize the impact of the estate tax. There are, however, additional benefits to creating a trust-based estate plan tailored precisely to your family's needs. Avoiding the time and costs associated with probate is one very important benefit. Other advantages include protections from events like judgment creditors, divorce, bloodline, bankruptcy and catastrophic illness. Trusts are an excellent vehicle for ensuring your assets are handled in the manner you want.

Learn More About Your Estate Planning Options

Call 800-678-2139 or complete our online contact form to set up your free initial consultation. We also regularly conduct no-cost, no-obligation seminars, titled "The Truth About Estate Planning." This seminar provides substantive information about estate planning in an informal environment. If you are interested in attending one of our seminars, we invite you to contact our office to learn when our next seminar will take place.