Many people believe they must avoid probate. But they often don’t know what probate means, why it can be a problem, or how to avoid it successfully.
Probate covers the entire legal process necessary to settle a person’s estate after they die. The appointed representative (usually a family member) opens the probate case in court. With the court’s help, they will work through the financial business the decedent left behind.
For example, probate includes disposing of personal property, money, real property, or anything else the deceased owned at the time of their death. Probate also deals with any debts that existed at the time of death. We can help you get through the probate process quickly and efficiently by providing guidance or acting as executor. Probate proceedings can go smoothly, regardless of the complexity of the estate.
As an attorney, John’s focus is on estate planning and elder law services for clients in Lake County and the surrounding areas. Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2002, John has an extensive history as a public servant and is a trusted member of the community.