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What types of claims can be made?

If a person made a purchase but had not fully paid the amount due before he died, this would be a claim against the estate. Or someone may claim that the decedent wanted to bequeath property to him. Funeral and burial expenses may also be claims against the estate. Certain taxes, debts, and contract or tort claims can also occur as claims against the estate.

What is a claim against the estate?

A claim against the estate is a claim made by someone against a decedent's estate for money or property they believe is due to them. These claims can occur before, at or after the death of a decedent. Claims can very quickly become involved and intricate. It is important to have an experienced Ohio probate attorney work with you to probate your estate.

What property is included in a probate estate?

The answer to this question depends on a lot of factors. It depends on what estate planning had been done prior to the decedent's death, how the assets are owned, does the asset pass by trust, contract, etc. It is often difficult to determine what is probate property without the assistance of an attorney.

What does it mean to probate an estate in Ohio?

When a person dies their assets must be distributed whether they have a will or not. The process to achieve this is called probate. In order for a person's will to considered valid by the court, it must go through the procedure of probate. If there is no will, the court will appoint someone to be the administrator of the estate and the assets will pass according to Ohio state statutes.

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