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Probate in Ohio

The loss of a loved one is a time that is fraught with stress and emotional difficulty. As a family member of a person who has passed away, you do not only need to navigate your grief, but may also be responsible for handling their final wishes and affairs. The legal processes involved with managing a deceased person’s estate can be difficult, especially when you must do so in a state of emotional fragility.

At Urban Co., L.P.A., our probate lawyers in Warren are here to support you during this difficult time. We have experience in the legal processes of probate and creating wills, and can apply this experience to help you. You do not need to take on this endeavor alone — please contact us today to discuss your case.

What Does a Probate Attorney Do?

In Ohio, probate is a legal process that may be required after someone dies. The probate process may include paying the decedent’s debts, taxes, and expenses; resolving all claims; and distributing the decedent’s assets according to their will and Ohio law.

Our Warren probate attorneys can assist with all the processes involved in a probate case. We will ensure that everything you need to do to ensure your case is resolved is completed properly. Additionally, we will help you keep everything legally compliant and will protect your rights at every step.

Do You Need a Lawyer After Someone Dies in Ohio?

While you technically don’t need a lawyer, hiring one can be very beneficial. This is especially true if you have to go into probate. A probate attorney can help you with real estate, debts, significant assets, and even defuse family conflict. If you’re concerned about the cost, probate lawyers can actually help save an estate money by ensuring things are handled correctly.

What Happens if Someone Dies Without a Will?

One of the first things people ask upon the death of a loved one is “Did they have a will?” Despite the fact that everyone should have one, many people still do not have a will in place.

A will is a legal document that ensures your end of life wishes are carried out as intended. Without a will, state laws will determine how your assets will be distributed.

When a person dies without a will (also known as dying “intestate”) in Ohio, their assets are generally distributed to their next closest heirs — usually spouses and children. If the deceased person has no heirs, their assets could be given to the state.

When you create a will, you will be able to make decisions such as:

  • Appointing a guardian for your children

  • Deciding who receives your assets

  • How to better protect your business

  • Providing for a favorite charity

  • Making a difficult time less difficult for your loved ones

  • Providing an inheritance for your children and grandchildren

  • Disinheriting certain individuals

A valid will must contain certain elements as required by law. Contact our office today and arrange an appointment to meet with us. We will help you create a valid will, giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your final wishes will be carried out as you intend.

What Questions Should You Ask a Probate Lawyer?

When you meet with a probate lawyer, it’s a good idea to have some questions in order to get to know the lawyer and to make sure you are confident in hiring them. Some questions to ask are:

  • What will probate involve?
  • How will outstanding bills or other financial issues be handled?
  • What legal duties does the executor need to do?
  • What are the lawyer’s fees?

Contact Us to Schedule a Free Consultation

Whether you need assistance with a probate case, creating a will, or another legal matter concerning an estate, Urban Co., L.P.A. can help. We are available to speak about your case for free.

Call (330) 886-4573 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation with our probate attorney in Warren.

Questions to Ask a Probate Attorney

If you are assigned the task of administering the estate of a loved one, you may have many questions about your responsibilities as the fiduciary of the decedent’s estate.

If you are interested in pursuing a probate case, it may be helpful to ask questions such as:

  • Have you handled cases that are similar to mine? What did you learn in that situation that can help with my case?

  • How long will the probate process take?

  • Do you have experience in the court system where my case will be filed?

  • What property is subjected to probate?

You may also want to ask any general questions you have about probate law.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different, and your attorney may not have an answer to all of your questions right away. It can be difficult to predict what will happen in a probate case before the case begins. Although we may not have answers to all of your questions immediately, we will provide guidance throughout the process and will do our best to answer your questions as your case progresses.

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Our full-service law firm is dedicated to walking alongside any legal matter that you find yourself facing.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • Community Focused. Results Driven.

    Urban Co., L.PA. is a local firm committed to fighting and protecting the rights of the individuals in our community. We tirelessly fight for maximum compensation.

  • History Within the Community

    Our building was one of the first offices to be constructed solely to facilitate the efficient practice of law, and we strive to provide quality representation to each and every client.

  • Committed to Collaboration

    Our law firm is committed to collaborating with clients to create strong partnerships and trusted relationships. This allows us to gain an in-depth understanding of each clients' needs and goals allowing us to provide practical legal advice

  • Decades of Combined Experience

    Our skilled and dedicated attorneys have been practicing the law for decades and know how to efficiently and effectively fight on your behalf.

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