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  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Juris Doctor 
  • Kent State University, Bachelor of Science in Spanish Translation     

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio
Professional Associations
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Certified Estate Planner through NICEP

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Dedicated to Protecting Your Loved Ones and Your Legacy

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About Us

LAW OFFICES OF RACHEL C. DODDS, LLC focuses primarily on estate planning and probate services. We strive to provide our clients in Geauga, Cuyahoga, Portage, and surrounding counties with quality estate planning resources using a tailored approach to ensure that their specific goals and needs are met.

A proper estate plan allows a client's goals to be accomplished in the most efficient manner available while minimizing costs both now and in the future. Get in touch with us when you need help with the following:

  • Last Will & Testament/Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney-Financial and Healthcare
  • Survivorship Deeds/Transfer on Death Affidavits
  • Living Wills

Estate Planning FAQs

Why should you consult with an Estate Planning Attorney?

Two common excuses for avoiding estate planning are "I am not wealthy" and "I am too young." Estate Planning is equally as important for people with substantial wealth as well as those with modest assets.  Most persons, including young people, will benefit with a consultation because incapacitation/death could happen at any time. 

I already have a Will.  When do I need to review and possibly update my estate plan?

You should consult with a licensed attorney upon any major life changes such as marriage/divorce, remarriage, birth or adoption of children, and/or a significant change in assets.

What are some advantages to having a Revocable Trust vs. a Will? 

  • The terms of a Trust are contained in a private document, while the terms of a Will become a matter of public record
  • Avoidance of Probate for Trust Assets
  • Avoidance of out-of-state probate proceedings