Compassionate attorney providing quality legal service for more than 35 years
John S. Jones, in Worthington, Ohio, represents clients in throughout Central Ohio, focusing on estate planning, estate administration and individual income taxes. John has more than 35 years of experience advising clients and helping to develop effective estate planning strategies, appropriately administer estates and prepare individual income tax returns. I work diligently to understand your individual legal needs and apply my extensive knowledge to help ensure a positive outcome. I am compassionate and pay attention to the details to provide the best quality advice and secure your peace of mind. I am interested in your concerns and derive my professional and personal satisfaction from helping clients. I offer flat fees with no hidden costs. Call John today to schedule an appointment and find out how I can help you secure the future.
Ethical practice guiding clients through the legal process:
I am committed to providing personal service as I help my clients with their legal needs. When you bring your case to me, you benefit from my:
Interest - I am genuinely interested in my work, and I believe in getting to know my clients so that you feel comfortable. My clients know they are in good hands and trust me to help them. I return your trust by getting results for you.
Compassion - I approach every client with compassion, recognizing the importance of understanding your unique legal needs. I know that estate planning can be emotional, so I work closely with you to ease you through the process.
Experience - I have more than 35 years of experience helping clients address their legal needs and secure the future. I apply my knowledge to reach your goals.
Devoted attorney focused on estate planning, estate administration and individual income taxes:
I provides direct, quality legal services in estate planning, estate administration and individual income taxes.
Estate planning - In my estate planning practice, I assist clients in planning for their own future and the future of their families. I can advise you on estate tax issues, choosing an executor, guardianships, wills and trusts.
Estate administration - I help clients in matters of estate administration, including guiding executors and beneficiaries through the complex probate process, handling estate taxes and transferring assets.
Individual income taxes - For your individual income taxes, I enjoy completing returns and offer effective and timely services.
867 High Street, Suite C
Worthington OH 43085
I provide a wide range of estate planning services, from simple wills to complex trusts.
I usually meet with a client for about an hour to review the client's estate planning needs and answer any questions. There is no charge for this meeting.
The next step is preparation of the appropriate documents, which usually takes one or two weeks depending on what needs to be done. I will then meet with the client again to review the documents, make any changes, and have them signed.
A basic estate planning package consists of a Will, Power of Attorney, Living Will, and Health Care Power of Attorney. The basic estate planning service costs $375 (for singles and couples).
Advanced estate planning may involve Education or Deferral Trusts for families with minor children; "A-B" Trusts for minimizing federal estate taxes; Charitable Remainder Trusts; or other estate planning tools. Fees for advanced estate planning services typically range from $800 to $1000.
Payment is always expected when the documents are signed.
I am a solo practitioner with my office in Worthington, Ohio, a suburb north of Columbus. Previously, I was the managing partner of Jones & Sheridan for eleven and a half years and a principle with Blaugrund, Herbert & Martin for seven years.
I have generally limited my practice to Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Health Care Powers of Attorney, etc.), Estate Administration (Probate, Estate Taxes, etc.), and individual income taxes.
My mission is to provide quality legal services in an efficient and timely manner for a reasonable fee and to be accessible and responsive to my clients and their needs.
Practice Areas: Estate Planning; Estate Administration; Probate Law; Individual Income Taxes
Admitted: 1976, Ohio; 1977, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Law School:The Ohio State University, J.D.
Member: Columbus (Member: Probate Court Committee; Real Property Committee; Gift and Estate Tax Committee), Ohio State (Member: Real Property, Probate and Trust Committee; Elder Law Committee) and American (Member: Real Property Committee; Probate and Trust Committee; Law Practice Management) Bar Associations.
Born: Albany, New York, March 31, 1950