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Minimizing The Impact Of Probate On An Estate

Probate is the process in which an Ohio court validates the last will and testament of a deceased person. If the decedent did not leave a will, the court will distribute the estate to the person’s next of kin. This process has many downsides; if you can manage to avoid probate, you should.

At Eyer Stone, LTD, we work with clients and their families to prevent or mitigate probate whenever possible. Our attorneys take the time to sit down with you and explain the various steps, so you understand what is happening. We will help you make the right choices to minimize probate on your or your loved one’s estate.

Why Avoid Probate?

You probably have not thought deeply about probate until a loved one passed away or you decided to create an estate plan. You should know that avoiding probate has several upsides. For instance:

  • It can reduce tax penalties
  • It costs much less
  • It saves time and effort
  • It helps people move forward while grieving

Ultimately, avoiding probate also gives you more control over the administration of an estate. The court does not know anything about you or your loved ones and might not make the choices that you would have.

Don’t Make Your Loved Ones Handle Probate

If you are sitting down to plan your own estate, the choices you make today will have a major effect on your family and your assets tomorrow. Our estate planning team can implement strategies and establish trusts to ensure that certain assets do not have to go through probate. We will help you make sure that your relatives will not have to grapple with the tedious probate process following your death.

Discuss Avoidance Strategies With A Lawyer

Whether you want to incorporate probate avoidance techniques into your estate plan or you need assistance to avoid probating your loved one’s estate, we can help you. Reach out to us at our office in Bucyrus to learn more about our extensive experience. To set up your initial consultation, please call 419-561-9840 or send us an email.