Probate Can Be Complicated; We Are Here To Help
Probate can be a confusing situation that doesn’t always go as planned. Willis Spangler Starling is here to help make the transition as smooth as possible. We have helped clients throughout Ohio for over two decades. It’s normal to be overwhelmed. Use our experience to your benefit.
What You Should Know
Probate is the legal process by which a person’s debts are paid and assets are distributed upon their death. After a will is presented to the court and determined to be valid, the process can start. If uncontested, the property is collected, debts and taxes are paid, and the remainder of the estate is transferred to its rightful heirs. The entire process typically takes six months, though it can depend on the size of your estate. We are here to help avoid common mistakes in order to help you move forward.
If a will is not in place, the court will decide how the decedent’s property is distributed. They will also appoint an executor. An executor is someone who is responsible for managing the decedent’s affairs after death.
Ideally, there will be a will in which this person listed. They play an important role in the process and hold a lot of responsibility. It is of the utmost importance when creating a will that you chose someone you can trust. We can help you make these important decisions.
For A Free Consultation, Call Today
We work with our clients through consultation, form preparation, court filings and administering estates in order to ensure the deceased’s assets are distributed accordingly. It’s important to work with an attorney familiar with your local legal system. Let us take care of the details so that you and your family can focus on the grieving process. To schedule a free consultation, contact our office in Columbus today at 614-721-6305 or fill out our contact form.