Lake County Will Contest Lawyers
Administration of an Estate Made Simple
When someone dies, it is necessary to transfer their assets to beneficiaries. If he/she were alive, they could simply sign their name and the assets would be transferred. But they are not alive and we must find a way to transfer the assets without their signature. That is one of the purposes of Probate Court.
Not all assets must go through probate court.
There are numerous books and seminars on how to avoid probate. To avoid probate, you must look to each asset and see who owns it. If the asset is in the name of the decedent alone, you will have to go through the probate process. If there is another owner or if the asset is held joint and survivorship, or if the asset is payable on death or transfer on death, that asset will not have to go through probate. In Ohio, two vehicles can transfer to the surviving spouse without going through probate.
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For all of your legal concerns related to probate and probate administration, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to get the results you need. Contact our offices today to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers.
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