Thorough Trusts and Estates Attorney in Canton, Ohio

Helping you plan with confidence. With 50 years of experience, the Law Office of Gerald L. Baker possesses in-depth knowledge about all aspects of trusts and estate issues, including:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Trusts

Estate planning

The Law Office of Gerald L. Baker in Canton can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. We 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. We can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish trusts if they would be beneficial to your estate. 


We apply our extensive knowledge about Ohio probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. We assist executors in all steps of the process, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the probate court in Ohio
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Valuating the estate
  • Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professionals and experts when necessary¬†

Will Contests

When disputes occur between beneficiaries, we help to successfully represent your interests. We have the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. We are skilled in mediation and litigation, and we can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.

Contact Law Office of Gerald L. Baker for all your probate and estate planning needs.

For assistance with estate planning or a probate matter, call the Law Office of Gerald L. Baker at 330-492-1001 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation.


The Law Offices of Gerald L. Baker is committed to answering your questions about business law, estate planning, elder law, and probate issues in Ohio.

3711 Whipple Ave. N.W.
Canton, OH 44718
330-492-4577 (fax)
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 08:00am - 04:30pm
Fri: 08:00am - 12:00pm