Ohio Probate: The Basics
UPDATED: July 10, 2018
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Ohio probate law is the set of rules that regulate the distribution of a deceased person’s estate (assets and property) in the state of Ohio. If you are a legal heir to an estate, take heart – expensive probate attorneys and long courtroom proceedings may not be necessary. Here’s what you need to know to tackle Ohio probate by yourself.
Bypassing Ohio Probate
Some property can bypass the Ohio probate system altogether. This includes joint-tenant property, which is owned by two or more owners and often includes shared houses and property, bank accounts, and vehicles. In addition, living trusts bypass Ohio probate court and are distributed as contracted.
Additional Ohio Probate Procedures
Also, see our article on Ohio Probate Procedure