Guardianship & Estate Planning

The publications in this section provide information about guardianship and estate planning in Ohio. The Ohio DD Council recommends that you consult an attorney before implementing any of the information in these publications.

Guardianship in Ohio

This booklet was written for families who have a child with a developmental disability but may be relevant for others who need to navigate the often confusing and intimidating world of probate court and guardianship.

Planning for Bright Tomorrows:
Estate and Future Planning for Ohioans with Disabilities and Those Who Love Them

This booklet offers a brief, non-legalistic overview of estate planning options that exist at the time of release of this revised publication in May 2020 for people with disabilities and their families in Ohio.