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Is Probate Necessary in Ohio?

Probate is a legal process that determines the validity of your loved one’s will and oversees the distribution of their estate and assets to ensure each beneficiary receives their rightful possessions. The court analyzes your loved one’s will to determine if it was legally created, and proceeds to ensure that any debts, taxes or fees are paid. Lastly, the court makes sure that the deceased’s assets are distributed to the intended beneficiaries.

There is a lot of paperwork, regulations, and time involved in the probate process, including:

  • Validating your loved one’s will
    • If your loved one didn’t create a will, the court appoints an administrator, who handles the same duties as an executor
  • Determining the value of your loved one’s assets
  • Paying off any owed taxes, debts and expenses
  • Identifying and transferring property to the intended beneficiaries

Losing a loved one involves more work than you might think. At this time, your focus should be on mourning and coming to terms with your loss, but as an executor or administrator, you must also go to court to deal with the probate process. As overwhelming as that may seem, our probate attorney is committed to helping you seamlessly carry out your loved one’s final wishes so you can focus on what’s important.

Call (419) 610-2032 or reach out online to schedule a time to discuss your situation.

Why You Need Our Crawford County Probate Attorney

This process can be complex and confusing, as it may be difficult to interpret your loved one’s last wishes, whether they created a will or not. If they did not create a will, an administrator must still undergo probate to legally distribute the assets to heirs and handle all financial and legal obligations tied to the estate. Not to mention, this is a crucial responsibility because you’re in charge of executing your loved one’s final wishes legally and as they would have intended.

If you have been tasked with executing the probate process after the death of a loved one, you will likely have many questions along the way that require answers from our experienced, insightful lawyer. Our qualified legal counsel can better resolve any probate complications to help make the process as smooth and efficient as possible for you and your family.

Schedule your consultation online or call (419) 610-2032 now!

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