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Douglas R. Fouts Attorney at Law in Solon

Office Locations

30775 Bainbridge Road

Suite 170

Solon, OH 44139

Phone: 440-248-6700

Fax: 440-248-7511


Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Weekend - By Appointment Only


Experienced Ohio Trust and Estates Attorney

With 38 years of experience, I possesses in-depth knowledge about all aspects of trusts and estate issues, including:
  • Estate Planning
  • Living trusts
  • Estate tax issues
  • Probate
  • Executorship duties
  • Probate and will disputes
  • Guardianship
  • Wills drafting and execution
  • Living wills/Healthcare Powers of Attorney
  • Powers of attorney
Estate planning
I can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. One of my strengths is the ability to translate complicated legal concepts into understandable words and ideas.  I thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. I can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts if they would be beneficial to your estate.

I apply my knowledge about Ohio probate courts to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. I assist executors in all steps of the process, including:
  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Valuing the estate
  • Filing the will with the probate court in Ohio
  • Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
  • Opening and closing bank accounts
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professionals and experts when necessary

Probate disputes
When disputes occur between beneficiaries, I represent your interests. I have the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. I can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or scrupulously pursue your rights in court when necessary.

Contact estate planning lawyer Douglas R. Fouts
Douglas R. Fouts serves clients in Solon and throughout Ohio. Call the firm at 440-248-6700 or contact me online.