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Resolve Your Probate Matters

Following the death of a loved one, their estate may need to pass through probate. During the probate process, the decedent’s estate pays any debts owed and distributes the remaining assets to beneficiaries.

Probating a loved one’s estate can be time-consuming and emotionally draining. Family conflicts or complex assets can compound matters. If you need help settling an estate, the attorneys at Phillips & Mille Co., L.P.A., can guide you through the process.

Probate Obstacles

Family tensions, unique assets or significant debts can complicate the probate process. Our decades of experience in estate planning augments our ability to administer complex estates. We oversee the administration of estates involving:

  • Real estate, such as a home or rental property
  • A business or a professional practice
  • Debts that exceed the value of the estate’s assets
  • A will contest or another family conflict

Certain assets do not need to enter probate. These include assets with designated beneficiaries or real estate held in joint names. For small estates, Ohio offers a simplified process that does not require probate proceedings. If the deceased passed away without a will, the court will divide their estate in accordance with the state’s intestate succession laws.

We Can Help

Finalizing a loved one’s affairs alone and while grieving can be challenging. Let us assist you with the probate process. Arrange a consultation at one of our offices throughout the Cleveland area to learn more. To schedule yours, reach us via email or call 440-243-2800.