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Probate Solutions For Ohio

The probate process can be complex and exhausting, especially since it typically occurs at a time of great personal loss. These proceedings can be made much easier with the help of an experienced attorney. Bradley Hull IV of Cavitch, Familo & Durkin Co. LPA understands the complex proceedings and understands that your energies are focused elsewhere during these difficult times. If you need legal help with a matter of probate, contact attorney Bradley Hull IV today.

The Probate Process

The probate process typically involves:

  • Administration of the will
  • Sending notice to creditors and beneficiaries
  • Determining the value of the estate
  • Collection of any income due to the estate
  • Payment of debts owed by the estate
  • Distribution of assets in accordance with the will

However, it is sometimes advantageous to avoid probate. Establishing a trust is one relatively simple means toward this end.

Appointing An Executor

An executor is responsible for administering the estate of someone who has passed away. The will typically specifies who the executor should be, but if it does not or if the executor you have selected is unable or unwilling to serve, the court will appoint one. Bradley Hull IV can offer counsel to the person who is the executor of the estate, or should you specifically request, act as the executor himself. He will represent executors who live outside Ohio, but whose loved ones resided in Ohio. The responsibilities of an executor are many, but with a skilled probate attorney on your side, the burdens are much easier to bear.

Contested Wills

Even if a will has been established, it can still be challenged by a person who seeks to invalidate it. If you desire to challenge the validity of another person’s will, or conversely, if someone has challenged the validity of a will of which you are a beneficiary, please consider enlisting the help of an experienced probate attorney. Probate is not a simple process. If you need legal representation for a probate matter, contact Bradley Hull IV of Cavitch, Familo & Durkin Co. LPA online or by phone at 216-408-0623.