The passing of a loved one is never easy, and navigating the probate process right after that death can make the experience even more stressful. In Bay Village, families can turn to the experienced probate attorneys at Kryszak & Associates for help navigating this complex legal process. Call the office or contact us today to speak with an expert in Ohio probate law and learn more about how our office can help you through this difficult time.
Probate refers to the court process that a person’s estate must go through after their passing. Probate is meant to guarantee that heirs receive their inheritance, taxes are paid, and creditors are given what is owed from the estate. A probate attorney can serve as executor to an estate and manage the probate process or be appointed as an administrator with the court. The court will issue the Letters of Authority, which requires the following matters be settled before probate is complete:
Depending on how many issues may arise during the process, probate can take anywhere from a couple of months to years.
There are a number of issues that can arise during the probate process that should only be handled by an experienced Ohio probate attorney. If multiple creditors make claims to the estate, complex creditor payouts may be necessary. State and federal taxes can also require an expert depending on the complexity of the deceased’s estate. Finally, will contests from heirs can tie up probate cases for years if someone alleges that the will was invalid due to undue influence or a lack of capacity. If there is even a chance that an issue may arise in your loved one’s probate case, it is important that you hire an experienced probate attorney to handle the matter.
When you hire Kryszak & Associates to handle your probate case, our team handles all aspects of your loved one’s estate. We will walk you through the probate process step by step and answer any questions that you have about how the process works. Our team will gather, inventory, and safeguard the estate assets as well as identify and secure all important documents related to the estate. Our office drafts and files all paperwork with the court as well as files final taxes on the estate. We handle and negotiate all claims from creditors, insurance companies, debt collectors, and government agencies, and finally, we oversee the distribution of property to the estate’s heirs.
If you are in the Bay Village area and would like to learn more about how Kryszak & Associates can assist in the probate process, call or contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.