Columbus, OH asked in Probate for Ohio

Q: My cousins mom passed. Her house has a mortgage. Her life ins/401K named a beneficiary.

She did not have a signed will

He wants to remain in her house. Can the house be transferred to his name w/o a probate case? What about her checking/savings accounts?

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Beverly A Stull
Beverly A Stull
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Your cousin will need to find out how his mother's house was titled. If just in her name, with no Transfer on Death, it will need to go to probate. Similarly, he needs to find out how the accounts were titled. If just in her name, they will also need to go to probate. He should discuss the situation with a probate attorney in his area to get more specific advice.

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