The probate process was designed to transfer your estate and property in
an orderly and supervised manner after you have passed. Whether or not
you have a will, all estates will have to go through the probate process.
Although planning for the inevitability of death or the possibility of
illness is not something one looks forward to, it is essential to your
future. This is why it is vital to establish a thorough and concise estate
plan in place before anything should happen.
Involved in the probate process? We truly care about your interests.
We understand that losing a loved one is hard.
We do all that we can to simplify the process and remove the burden from
We utilize 60+ years of combined experience to your advantage.
We stand with you, step-by-step, until your probate matter is resolved.
After death, disputes can arise. This is why the court makes wills available
to review for all potential heirs and family members. Those who are unsatisfied
with its terms may contest the will’s contents based on a number
of perceived injustices.
Disputes may arise based on a number of accusations, such as:
The decedent’s lack of consent
Incapacity at the time of signing
Duress or coercion to sign the estate documents
Interference from those who stand to gain after the individual’s death
Improper procedure when executing the documents
Litigation may also be necessary when heirs cannot be determined, language
in the estate plan is vague, or the appointed administrator has breached
their fiduciary duties and must be removed. Once served with a formal
Notice from the court, you have a limited time to respond. This is why
it is vital to retain legal counsel to help ensure that your rights and
best wishes are kept in mind throughout the court process.
Common Probate Scenarios
Our Dayton probate lawyers can work with you to understand your goals and
needs so that we can accurately advise and guide you to make the right
decisions for your individual situation. Where you are the executor, heir,
or administrator of a loved one's estate, or if you would like to
draft an estate plan to help make it easier on your heirs in the future,
Rieser & Marx, LLC has cultivated a trusted reputation among our clients
and within the legal community.
We can ensure you understand how the probate process will affect you, including
in the following situations:
If you do have a
valid will: Your will determines how your property is transferred during the probate
process and to whom. While Ohio state law determines the order in which
your estate is distributed, your will makes more specific decisions like
to whom your property is distributed and in some cases on what timeline
the property is distributed.
If you do not have a valid will: If you do not have a will, or if you die with only part of your estate
covered by a valid will, Ohio law and county laws will determine how and
to whom your assets are distributed. It is a wise idea to put together
at least a very basic will to ensure that your wishes are carried out.
If you have questions about any area of probate law or are experiencing
an issue which requires representation by an experienced Dayton probate
attorney, our firm is here to help. Our attorneys have the experience
of representing cases for both Ohio and Florida residents as well as individuals
from out of state individuals who have been named as an estate's executor
or administrator in Ohio.
If you have questions about any area of probate law and how it affects
the distribution of assets,
contact us in Ohio at (937) 224-4128
or in South Florida at 561-515-6019.
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