Coping with the loss of a loved one is difficult. At our offices, we educate our clients with regard to what to expect in post death administration, commonly referred to as the probate process, so that your difficulties are not intensified. Frustration and concern often stem from what is required to administer an estate after a death. Confusion often reigns as to what steps are really required, how long they should take, and what costs are appropriate.
Accurate answers require an understanding not only of the value of the assets, but also exactly how they were titled as of the day of death. The probate process may, or may not, be required for any given asset. Estate tax may or may not be a concern, depending on aggregate asset values. The process can range from very simple to quite complex, depending on the case at hand.
Our firm represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in Ohio probate courts, and in trust settlements, by filing the necessary pleadings to admit a decedent's will to probate, and preparing all documents and filings required under Ohio laws and procedures.
Easing The Burden
At our offices, we help people throughout Northeast Ohio alleviate their frustration with the probate and estate or trust settlement administrative process by providing superior legal representation. A key: to regularly communicate so that clients are always aware of the status of the probate or settlement process. We endeavor to paint a realistic picture, setting expectations regarding the amount of time the estate administration will take, the amount it will cost, and the extent to which our client will need to be involved.
We take special care during these difficult times to represent families with caring and compassionate counsel, guidance, and direction. Our lawyers are well aware of the stress that legal proceedings often add to a difficult situation and we strive to complete the formal process as quickly as possible, while still meeting and exceeding your goals. Contact us for unsurpassed experience and legal service.
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