When someone passes away and their estate needs to be administered, a common question that arises is whether an attorney can be hired to serve as the executor or administrator. The short answer is yes, but there are some important factors to consider before making this decision. In this article, we will explore the pros […]Continue Reading
How to open a probate estate in Ohio
If your loved one has passed away in Ohio with assets, one of your first tasks will be to file an application to open the estate in probate court. This process can seem daunting at first, but with a little guidance, it can be straightforward and relatively painless. In this article, we will outline the […]Continue Reading
How much does a probate attorney cost?
Probate attorneys are legal professionals who specialize in helping clients navigate the complex process of settling a loved one’s estate after they pass away. If you live in Ohio and are looking for a probate attorney, you may be wondering how much you can expect to pay for their services. In this article, we’ll take […]Continue Reading
Who pays the probate attorney’s fees?
Typically, the estate of the deceased person pays the probate attorney fees, unless there is not enough cash in the estate to cover the fee.Continue Reading
Do I need a probate lawyer?
When someone passes away and leaves behind an estate, it can be unclear what steps you should take to settle the estate and distribute assets to the beneficiariesContinue Reading
What to do when you receive a claim against the estate
Are you an executor or administrator of an estate dealing with a claim? Here are some steps to take.Continue Reading
What is ancillary administration?
Ancillary administration is a type of probate process that is used when a person who owned property in one state dies and leaves property in another state. Ancillary administration is necessary to probate the out-of-state property, which allows the personal representative (executor) of the estate to distribute the property according to the terms of the […]Continue Reading
Before you call an Ohio probate lawyer
f you are considering calling a lawyer for a probate case in Ohio, it is important to be prepared and to have a clear understanding of your legal needs. Here are some steps you can take before calling a lawyer to ensure that you get the most out of your consultation: By following these steps, […]Continue Reading
All foreclosures are not created equal
I’ve fielded many questions from real estate investors about how a foreclosure works in Ohio. The most common question goes something like this: “do I get clear title if I buy this property,” but what they’re really asking about is the risk. The only real answer to this question is, with any other area of […]Continue Reading
Private Lending Documents
An investor, maybe you, wants to lend some money to a real estate investor. What kind of documents are required for this transaction? The answer depends on the complexity of the transaction, but lending professionals tend to use similar documents across the board for a standard transaction. We will start with the most important documents […]Continue Reading