The death of a loved one can be overwhelming and we know that making final arrangements can be heart wrenching during your time of grief. However, there are important details involving the estate of the decedent, which must be attended in a timely manner, such as filing appropriate forms with the court.
But before you pay any bills or distribute any property, it's important to retain an experienced Ohio probate attorney. Elk & Elk is here to help you in all aspects of estate administration. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation and excellent customer service.
What is probate?
Probate is the legal distribution of all property titled in the decedent's name alone. During the administration of an estate, probate assets must be inventoried, preserved, and allocated among all beneficiaries and creditors in accordance with Ohio statutes and the decedent's will.
It takes a skilled probate lawyer to advise executors in the administration of an estate, assist trustees, and resolve disputes. We help families navigate the legal intricacies of probate law. From proving that a will is valid, to the appointment of an executor or administrator, our probate attorneys can assist in the most complex and substantial estates.
We provide a vast array of probate services, including:
- Identifying, obtaining possession, and taking control of estate assets
- Investigation, evaluation and handling of creditor claims
- Advice regarding proper distribution of assets
- Determining and locating heirs and beneficiaries
- Distribution of probate and non-probate assets
- Tax planning
- Representation in estate litigation
- Estate Planning
We know you have questions; trust Elk & Elk to provide the answers you need. Call Amy Papesh today for your free consultation at 1-800-ELK-OHIO.