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Probate

If a loved one has passed on, we can help you through the legal process of probate. Special courts have been set up in Ohio specifically to deal with death, guardianship, and other special cases.

What is probate?

Probate is the process of administrating and distributing the assets of a deceased person. Primarily, the courts are concerned with collecting information about heirs, interpreting wills, and determining who has a legal right to the assets of a deceased person. The probate courts in Ohio also oversee the ongoing process of safekeeping the assets of incapacitated persons in guardianship.

Should I avoid probate?

If you have real estate and other assets, avoiding probate is a fairly simple process, as long as you have a plan. Click here to find out more about our estate planning services.