My Loved One Did Not Leave A Will, What Do I Do?
If your family member did not have a properly executed Last Will and Testament before they passed away, then their property will need to be transferred through the Intestate process through the Probate Court.
The State of Ohio has created a procedure and order for who should receive assets if a person has not created a Will. The succession (with a few exceptions) goes Spouse, Children, Parents, Siblings, and so on to the person’s next of kin. The Intestate process typically adds additional work, complications, and Court requirements since no Will was created.
While a next of kin can apply to become the Administrator to begin the transferring of assets, it is sometimes more efficient and economical to hire an attorney to handle that role.
An attorney that is knowledgeable with Intestate matters can make sure all assets are properly transferred while easing the burden and stress of the next of kin.
If you are a next of kin in an estate matter that may have to follow the Intestate process, call The Law Office of Malyuk McDaniel Kasper LLC at 330.929.9700 to discuss your options and to make sure the assets will be transferred correctly.