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An overview of probate

For many Ohio residents, probate is something that should be avoided whenever possible. However, the truth is that probate is simply a process of verifying a will and inventorying assets. It can also be a process during which a representative is appointed to oversee the estate and represent its interests until the estate is settled. Probate may also be the time when heirs are located and assets are distributed according to a will or according to state law.

Ohio's intestate succession guidelines

Most people in Dayton likely understand the importance of creating a will that details how they would like their estates to be dispersed. Unfortunately, that understanding may not always be translating into action. Information shared by Gallup shows a decline in the number of American adults who have a will. Indeed, whereas 51 percent did in 2005, only 44 percent did in 2016.

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Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: 937-802-2397
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