Guiding You Through Probate In Ohio

If a loved one recently passed away, you and your family have enough to deal with. The last thing you need is the added stress, confusion and frustration of trying to navigate Ohio's probate process on your own.

Let the Law Offices of Amy R. Turos be your compassionate guide and advocate. We can address all the legal issues and ensure that your family's best interests are served during this difficult time. Based in Garrettsville, we represent families in Portage County, Geauga County and beyond.

Were You Named As The Personal Representative?

If you have been named as the executor or personal representative, attorney Amy R. Turos can fully explain your rights and responsibilities under Ohio law. Among other responsibilities, the court will expect you to:

  1. Compile a comprehensive list of the decedent's assets.
  2. Pay off the decedent's debts, funeral expenses, etc., with the estate assets.
  3. Distribute any remaining assets to the appropriate heirs and beneficiaries.

Because you will be in charge of handling money and other assets, you have a duty to keep track of all expenditures and account for your actions. If you don't, you could potentially be sued for breach of fiduciary duty. This is one reason it is critical to have experienced legal representation. Our firm's mission is to protect you from personal liability while helping you successfully administer your loved one's estate.

Do All Estates Have To Go Through Probate?

No; some estates qualify for expedited probate proceedings, while others are able to skip the probate process entirely. What it takes to administer the estate will depend on various factors such as the value of the estate, whether or not your loved one left a will, and whether the assets are held in trusts or otherwise have designated beneficiaries.

Learn More By Arranging A Consultation Today

Call the Law Offices of Amy R. Turos at 330-235-1374 or send us an email to set up a consultation with our lawyer. We offer competitive rates and can arrange to meet at a location convenient to you.