Akron Ohio Probate Lawyer

Akron and Summit County Probate

Akron Ohio lawyer for probate, wills, trusts, and estateProbate is the first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person’s property under a will or Ohio law. Basically, probate in Ohio is a court-supervised process to make sure the deceased person’s debts, taxes, and other liabilities are paid, and his or her assets are properly transferred to the people who are entitled to inherit them.

All estates of deceased people are not required to go through the formal probate court process. If estates are structured properly, assets may be able to be transferred to beneficiaries upon the death of an individual without probate court oversight and approval. Examples of assets that do not need to go through the probate process include:

  •  Insurance or retirement benefits payable to a named beneficiary
  • Accounts that are payable on death (POD) or will transfer on death (TOD) to a named beneficiary
  • Property or assets held in a trust
  • Property the decedent and another person held as joint tenants with right of survivorship

Summit County Ohio Probate Resources

Here are links for useful resources related to the probate process in Summit County, Ohio:

Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division
Forms for Summit County Probate Court
Contact Information for Summit County Probate Court

Preparing and Administering a Will, Trust, or Estate

Properly preparing and planning for the end of one’s life is an important part of one’s life and legacy. The steps taken to prepare for the end of life can make it much easier to make sure instructions are carried-out, disputes avoided, and assets distributed to the people who have been designated to receive them.

We help clients from all walks of life properly prepare and administer their wills, trusts, and estates. We will provide you with legal guidance and advice so you can make the right decisions that serve your needs, goals, and wishes.

Probate Disputes and Disagreements

Often times, disputes arise when there are probate related issues. For example, there may be disagreements amongst family members over how a will was prepared or why it was changed without anyone’s knowledge. It’s common for people to contact our law firm because someone has abused the authority granted to them under a power of attorney.

Variety of Probate Related Legal Assistance

We assist clients with many types of probate related matters. Here’s a list of the types of issues:

  • Will Preparation
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration
  • Will Contests
  • Abuse of Power of Attorney
  • Guardianships for minors and disabled adults

Contact Akron Probate Lawyer

Akron Ohio Probate LawyerOur downtown Akron law office is our main location. We are located at 1 Cascade Plaza, Suite 2210 in Akron. Our probate attorneys serve clients throughout the greater Akron area including Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Bath, Fairlawn, Fairlawn Heights, Stow, Kent, Mogadore, Tallmadge, Lakemore, Portage Lakes, Barberton, Ravenna, Uniontown, Wadsworth, Norton, Copley, Doylestown, Medina and other locations in Summit County, Ohio.

If you need to probate an estate in Summit County Probate Court, need assistance with preparing or administering a will, trust, or estate, or need to resolve a dispute that may involve probate litigation, please contact us for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our experienced Ohio probate attorneys by calling 1-888-467-5105, chatting with one of our 24 hour live representatives, or sending us a website message.

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