Limited Clients. Proven Results.

Everyone should have an estate plan. It’s the complexity of the estate plan that should vary to each individual situation. Brecksville Estate Planning Attorney Robert Stiefvater formed Stiefvater Law, LLC in order to provide cost effective estate plans for select clients. Our estate plans typically cost only a fraction of the expenses that are saved by streamlining or avoiding the probate process. A small investment now can save big later on. By limiting the number of clients we represent, we are able to provide individual service that is practically unheard of in this day and age. Our Estate Planning Attorneys prepare only those documents that are necessary for our clients. We never sell services that aren’t recommended. We take our estate planning seriously – let’s talk.

A good estate plan in Brecksville, Ohio will streamline the process of distributing your assets as well as make sure you are taken care of when you are unable to make those decisions on your own. An estate plan is personal. There is no one size fits all plan. Online forms are simply fill in the blank and do not take into account your personal wishes or complete picture of your assets. Estate Plan Creation Attorney Robert Stiefvater takes the time to understand the big picture – and creates the documents for your estate plan accordingly.

Our Brecksville Estate Plan Creation Law Firm offers a basic estate plan package. This package contains the documents that everyone should have – regardless of the size of estate. Some clients may need additional documents but at the core, our Estate Plan Package is a must have for individuals.

The basic estate plan package consists of the following documents:

1. Last Will and Testament;

2. Durable Power of Attorney;

3. Living Will; and

4. Health Care Power of Attorney

Speak with one of our Brecksville Estate Planning Lawyers about your specific estate planning goals.

Living Will:

Legal Document that provides instructions regarding end-of-life care if you are unable to make those decisions on your own. Ensures that your own choices and medical wishes are honored and how you should be cared for in end-of-life situations when you become incapable of communicating your wishes. Sets forth your wishes on topics such as resuscitation, desired quality of life and end of life treatments, including organ donation and treatment you do not want to receive. Without a living will, the laws of the State of Oho will determine who will make your health care decisions.

Do Not Resuscitate (DNR):

One of the most important parts of your Living Will includes indicating your wishes regarding resuscitation. Your Living Will expresses your wishes regarding resuscitation. This issue still needs to be addressed with your doctor and a state specific form needs to be completed and signed by the physician to start taking effect. This is especially important in a pre-hospital situation to prevent paramedics or your health care facility from trying to resuscitate you if your wish is not to be resuscitated.

The Estate Planning process uses many terms specific to the practice area. The Estate Plan Creation Attorneys at Stiefvater Law will be sure to explain these terms throughout the estate planning process. Our goal includes insuring that our clients understand the process, which includes the terminology! Below is an example of some of the more common and uncommon terminology:


A term used to identify someone that is entitle to receive real property pursuant to a Decedent’s Will.


A gift made to someone through a Decedent’s Will.

Power of Appointment:

A power granted to someone in a Decedent’s Will which allows that person the ability to appoint their allocated inheritance to someone else. This power can be limited to certain people, or can be general and applicable to anyone.


If a Decedent had minor children and they children had no living parents after the Decedent’s death, the Guardian is the person that takes custody and discretion over the minor child.

Stiefvater Law, LLC pledges to take the necessary time with each of our limited clients to ensure that they are comfortable and have a complete understanding of the estate plan they are creating.

Call the Brecksville Estate Plan Creation Attorneys at Stiefvater Law to find out if we are currently taking on new clients. We are the Estate Planning Attorneys in Brecksville, Ohio, 44141.

Cities in Cuyahoga County: Bay Village, Bentleyville, Bedford Heights, Bedford, Beachwood

Zip Codes in Brecksville, Ohio: 44141