The death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. The last thing that you want to worry about is the handling of the final financial and legal aspects of your loved one’s estate while you grieving. The management of these matters in Ohio happens in probate court, which can be a difficult place to navigate on your own. At Kryszak & Associates, our Grafton probate attorney has years of experience helping our clients in the Grafton area with estate administration and the probate system. Our office is here to take the stress and pressure of managing an estate off of your shoulders during this trying time.
In Ohio, probate is the process by which a person’s final estate is processed by the court system. A probate attorney files a last will and testament with the court, or if no estate plan exists, notifies the court by filing paperwork that a case needs to be opened. An attorney will collect all necessary paperwork, identify assets and debts, pay creditors, and distribute the estate to the deceased’s heirs according to the will or Ohio law. The probate process exists to ensure that all creditors and taxes are paid on the estate and ensures that the assets of an estate are distributed to the right people. These objectives can be fulfilled quickly and effectively if you have an experienced probate attorney handling your case.
An experienced Ohio probate attorney can help expedite the probate process and take the stress of managing an estate off of you and your family. At Kryszak & Associates, we pride ourselves on constant communication with our probate clients to help avoid or address any issues that may come up in the management of their loved one’s estates. This includes meeting early with your family to explain the probate process, assisting with the identification and collection of all important documents, appraising property, preparing and filing all necessary paperwork with the court, handling all issues with creditors or other institutions, reporting final taxes on the estate, and overseeing the final transfer of assets to heirs and beneficiaries.
Our office can also be critical to the success of probate if any significant issues arise during the course of finalizing an estate. Some factors that can delay the probate process include family disputes, hard to sell assets, illiquid estates, and heirs who are difficult to locate. Disputes may arise in the distribution of the estate, which can mean taking the case to court. If litigation is needed to settle a probate estate, our attorneys at Kryszak & Associates are professionals at Ohio probate law and are prepared to fight for your rights to the estate, no matter what side of the dispute you are on.
If you are in the Grafton area and need to speak with our Grafton probate attorneys about your case, call or contact Kryszak & Associates today. Schedule a consultation with an experienced probate attorney who can discuss all your legal options and answer any questions you may have about Ohio probate.