Columbus Probate Lawyers

 

 

Probate is the process of transferring assets and carrying out the wishes of a decedent under a court's supervision.  In many cases after the death of a person, the assets must go through the probate process. Probate can be long and complicated, so it is important to have lawyers who know the ins-and-outs of the probate process.  Our attorneys have experience handling a variety of issues in probate including: 

 

  • Collecting property for probate;

  • Paying debts owed by the estate;

  • Handling fiduciary tax issues; 

  • Settling disputes;

  • Transferring assets to the heirs.

Avoid Probate

Many people try to avoid Probate for good reasons.  On top of being long and complicated, it is expensive. Although probate cannot always be avoided, there are steps that can be taken to minimize the amount of assets that has to go through the process.  Our Columbus Probate lawyers use a variety of legal tools, such as trusts and transfer-on-death instruments, to reduce the headaches that often accompany probate.  

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