Experienced Columbus, Ohio, Elder Law, Probate & Estate Planning Attorney
Meeting clients where they are & helping them to reach a better place; we couple sound legal advice with compassion and understanding.
Attorney Dirken D. Winkler
Winkler Legal, LLC is a law practice focused solely on legal issues affecting families and personal relationships. I am attorney Dirken D. Winkler, the founder and owner of Winkler Legal, LLC, and I have been practicing law for twenty-years in the state of Ohio. I am dedicated to representing my client’s interest to the fullest extent possible. Although, representing your best interests is my highest duty, I also understand that addressing family and personal relationship issues can be difficult and stressful. To that end, I represent clients with compassion and understanding.
Whether you need assistance in probating an estate, or seeking legal representation to dissolve your marriage, I will meet you at your need. My legal experience provides me the breadth of knowledge to handle your matter in a cost effective and expedient manner. Winkler Legal, LLC provides Central Ohioans individualized Family Law and Probate and Estate Planning services. You don’t just hire a law firm, you hire attorney Dirken D. Winkler, an experienced Columbus, Ohio attorney to represent and protect your interests.
Probate & Estate Planning
Winkler Legal, LLC provides comprehensive Probate Administration and Estate Planning legal services to Central Ohioans. We also provide extensive Estate Planning legal services to assist clients in addressing current and end of life estate planning issues.
Often, a stepparent plays a primary role in raising a child in place of one of the biological parents. Under certain circumstances, Ohio law provides for the stepparent to adopt the child. I am attorney Dirken D. Winkler and I have represented stepparents seeking to adopt a child for over thirteen years. As such, I understand the many legal challenges faced when adopting a stepchild. Providing a stable and nurturing environment for the child to flourish, in place of the biological parent, is the primary goal of a stepparent adoption proceeding.
Family Law Services
As compared to other areas of law, family law involves protecting your most valued and precious personal relationships. As such, it is important to identify short-term and long-term impacts of particular decisions made in the course of your legal proceeding.
In Their Own Words
“We hired Dirken Winkler to settle the estate of a family member who lived out-of-town. We wanted him to handle all aspects of the estate with minimal demands on our family. Dirk did so in an efficient and comprehensive manor. We were well informed of progress and requests for information were clear and concise. We are very happy with the way the estate was handled by Dirk and his assistant Heather.”
“As I was going through a very difficult, contentious divorce, Dirk was a tireless advocate for me. He provided me with rational guidance that put me in a great position for an ultimate favorable outcome. Dirk helped me take a step back and take the emotion out of my decision making so that I can make the best possible decisions. He was always extremely well prepared and took the time to explain all of my options to me. I highly recommend Dirk to anyone looking for an attorney!”