Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorneys Serving Ohio
Nobody can predict the future—but everyone can plan for it. The steps you take now can help to ensure that your future is a fulfillment of your most cherished dreams, not your worst fears. And you don’t have to take those steps toward a secure future by yourself.
At Gudorf Law Group, our estate planning and elder law attorneys have been helping Ohio individuals, families, farms, and businesses plan for the future since 1992. Our team includes attorneys who are board certified by the Ohio State Bar Association in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law—a distinction that fewer than 200 attorneys in the entire state have achieved.
No matter what your circumstances, planning for the future will yield not only a better outcome in years to come, but greater peace of mind in the meantime. We have a nearly-unmatched depth of experience in estate law, asset protection, and elder law that enables us to help our clients navigate the most complex needs.
Let the caring, capable team at Gudorf Law Group partner with you to address your needs both today and in the years to come.
Caring for Ohio Families For Over 35 Years
The experienced Gudorf Law Group team has served clients in the Dayton area and throughout Ohio for over three decades. We are committed to achieving our clients’ goals: to provide a secure future for themselves and their families, and to ensure that their hard work benefits the people they intend it to.
To learn more about planning for your unique needs and those of your family or business, we invite you to contact Gudorf Law to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Upcoming Dinner Seminars
Gudorf Law Group, LLC hosts numerous free estate planning seminars and workshops throughout the year. These intimate and informal gatherings are a critical first step to our unique and comprehensive approach to estate planning. If you would like to RSVP, please view the invitations, pick a date and complete the reservation form below or contact our Dayton law office.
October 10th, 2023 6:00pm
October 12th, 2023 6:00pm
November 7th, 2023 6:00pm
November 9th, 2023 6:00pm
Estate Planning Services to Prepare for Your Family’s Future
The design of your estate plan will depend on your unique situation and needs. The Gudorf Law team has created the Family Estate & Legacy Program to help families and individuals seeking a lasting relationship with an estate planning team who will help develop and maintain an effective personal, financial, and estate tax plan. To learn more about how we can help clarify your goals, and craft a customized plan to meet them, watch our on-demand workshop.
And as your life, family, and assets change, Gudorf Law Group offers you Legacy Club membership to ensure that you can update your estate plan easily and cost-effectively.
Elder Law Attorneys Helping with Nursing Home and Medicare Planning
At Gudorf Law Group, we regularly assist our older clients with their various legal needs, including planning for nursing home care. Many times our clients are planning ahead for the possibility that care will be needed in the future. However, sometimes we are called on for assistance by family members when there is a crisis or sudden need for the care of an adult.
We have extensive experience helping families protect loved ones and assets in both situations. Our elder law services also include help with Medicaid planning, veterans’ benefits, guardianships, and preventing elder abuse and exploitation.
Farm and Business Succession Planning
Your family farm is more than just a business; it’s your life’s work, and a legacy for your loved ones. But research shows that only about 30% of family-owned businesses survive into the second generation. If a family farm business does continue to thrive, it’s not by accident; it’s through careful, customized planning.
Gudorf Law Group has decades of experience helping farmers and business owners put succession plans in place to ensure a smooth transition, as well as helping families plan for equitable treatment for heirs who will continue to work on the farm and those who will not.
Asset Protection Planning
You have worked hard for what you have, and you want your wealth to benefit the people you love. Without proper planning, a lawsuit from a tragic car accident to professional malpractice could threaten those assets. You should consider asset protection planning if you have significant assets, you are a professional who could be sued for malpractice, you want to prevent your children from losing their inheritance, or you own a business where people on the premises could be at risk of injury.
Gudorf Law Group can help you put measures, like asset protection trusts and limited liability companies, in place to protect your assets from potential creditors.
Get One of Our Books
"The Estate Planning Guide"
We're offering our book free! Inside you'll find valuable information on why you need to update your estate plan and why your current plan might not be quite right for you.
"When a Loved One Dies: A Legal Guide"
In this book Ted Gudorf, J.D., LL.M and Andrew T. White, J.D. explain the issues families are likely to face and the steps you can take to ease the transition following a loved one’s passing.