Dayton, OH asked in Probate and Wrongful Death for Ohio

Q: Can I become executor over brother estate before settlement is awarded

My mother couldn't be executor because of bad credit and lived out of state. and they appointed one for her. But I met all the qualification and willing to set up to the plate. We haven't been to probate court yet and was wondering if i could become administrator over estate.

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: That is for the probate court to decide. You can apply to be administrator, and the court will schedule a hearing o determine who is best suited to serve as administrator. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local probate attorney to assist you.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: As Mr Jaap said you can apply.Most courts give preference to a member of the immediate family.

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