Providing Skillful Help Through The Probate Process
The aftermath of a loved one’s death is never easy. Neither is attempting to navigate the probate and estate administration processes as you grieve. To ease the stress on your shoulders, allow the experienced probate attorneys of Waite, Tomb & Eberly to help you. We take care of the administrative process, court appearances, disputes and any challenges that might arise so that you can focus on your day-to-day life.
What To Know About Probate In Ohio
Probate is a legal process through which a court ensures that a will is properly executed and that the estate pays any outstanding taxes and settles existing debts. Although most of an estate must pass through probate, there are some exceptions, such as:
- Assets held in a revocable living trust
- Real estate subject to an Ohio transfer-on-death deed
- Proceeds of an insurance policy for which there is a named beneficiary
- Retirement and pay-upon-death bank accounts with a named beneficiary
- Assets held in joint or survivorship tenancy, which pass directly to the survivor
We can help you understand the probate process. We also help executors administer the estate and ensure that your loved one’s assets are distributed according to their wishes. Along the way, we make sure to explain your rights and let you know what the next steps are.
Take Precautions To Avoid Future Probate – Today
Do you not have a will yet? If you are thinking about your own legacy and what it will mean for your family, we can sit down with you to assist in creating an estate plan. Our lawyers know how to take advantage of trusts and other tools to minimize the impact of probate on your assets.
Don’t Go Through Probate Alone
Allow us to serve as your guides through the Ohio probate process. Contact our experienced Ohio wills, trusts and probate attorneys today. You can schedule an initial consultation to learn more. Begin by calling 937-753-5685 or by using our online contact form.