Akron Probate Attorney

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 Durbin Law Office helps local Akron families, as well as out-of-state personal representatives, with the efficient and effective handling of their loved one's estate consistent with Ohio requirements, so that the assets can get to the heirs or beneficiaries in as timely a manner as possible.

Call 330-472-2083 today for assistance with your probate needs. 

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Probate is required when a person dies owning assets titled only in their name. The administration of the person's estate is overseen by the probate court. If there is a will, the personal representative is usually the person named as Executor in the will. If there is no will, an Administrator, oftentimes a relative, can be appointed. 


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 The probate process typically consists of admitting the deceased's will to the probate court; notifying all interested parties; collecting, protecting and making inventory of the deceased's assets; payment of valid debts; filing of taxes as necessary; accounting of all receipts and disbursements; and distributing remaining assets based on the will or on Ohio's statues of decent and distribution.

Akron Probate

Probate Process

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Learn more about the steps involved in the probate process.

Probate Terminology

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Sometimes legal terminology is confusing.  Learn more here.

Fiduciary Duties

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If you are the Executor or Administrator of a Probate, learn more about your duties here.

Medicaid Estate Recovery

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If the deceased, or the deceased's spouse, received Ohio Medicaid assistance, recovery may apply.

Durbin Law Office, LLC 330-472-2083