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Ohio Probate Law & the Probate Process - Part I

Ohio probate law answers: This article is one in a four-part series in which we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the probate process and laws that we receive at our Dayton, Ohio probate attorneys’ office. To start the s… Read More

One Executor of Estate or Two?

Do multiple executors of an estate have advantages over a single executor? When making a will, many people ask their Ohio probate lawyer whether they should name more than one executor to oversee the probate of their estate. The question commonly ari… Read More

Proving a Lost or Destroyed Will in an Ohio Probate Court

Getting a spoiled, lost or destroyed will to be accepted by an Ohio probate court can be done, but it is a difficult process that requires testimony and other evidence to prove that the will existed and was not destroyed by the testator in order to r… Read More

Requirements for Creating a Will that is Valid in Ohio

Our Ohio probate attorneys frequently gets asked about the requirements for creating a will. The question arises because many people have heard about cases in which someone’s last will and testament was ruled as invalid and the court probated t… Read More

Avoid Probate in Ohio — Common Methods for Escaping the High Cost, Hassle and Public Scrutiny of the Probate Process

To avoid probate in Ohio, probate attorneys and estate planning attorneys use a variety of strategies available under probate law to transfer the ownership of assets directly to beneficiaries upon a person’s death. The most efficient and reliab… Read More

Power of Attorney vs. Legal Guardianship: What’s the Difference?

While power of attorney and legal guardianship can perform similar functions in some cases, they are vastly difference in terms of who is appointed, who does the appointing and how much control the appointed agent or guardian has. Throughout Ohio, pr… Read More

Executor of Estate: What are the Requirements in Ohio?

The executor of an estate must meet several requirements and be approved by the probate court before he or she may proceed with the probate of real estate and other assets in the estate. If the executor chosen by the decedent does not meet the requir… Read More

Ohio Living Probate: What Is It?

Living probate is a court proceeding to determine whether an individual is incompetent of handling their personal care and financial resources and assigning guardianship over the person and/or estate if they are found incompetent. The intent of these… Read More

An Ohio Probate Attorney’s Answer to the Question: ‘What is Incapacity and How is it Determined?’

Ohio probate attorneys frequently get asked by clients to explain what ‘incapacity‘ means. This is a common question because many power of attorney documents, living wills and revocable trusts have powers or provisions that become active… Read More

Ohio Probate Law: What Assets Must Go Through Probate Upon Death?

Ohio probate law requires any property owned by the decedent alone at the time of death to go through probate if it is not jointly owned with survivorship rights, titled to a trust, or have a beneficiary designated. Even if you have a will, property… Read More

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