Akron, OH asked in Probate for Ohio

Q: My husband passed away in may 2019 and im just trying to figure out what i need to do?

R house was solely in his name along with a car so what do i need to do?

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Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: Hire a local probate attorney to assist you with getting title transferred to the rightful beneficiaries according to your husband's will or, if he did not have a will, then to his heirs at law.

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

A: The house and car will require the probate court to approve the transfers to you, or his heirs. You must file his will in your local probate court to be named the executor of his estate. If he did not have a will, you must file to be named to administer his estate and transfer his property according to Ohio law. As his spouse you may be entitled to his entire estate, depending on whether he had any children. You can check the probate forms on the court web site, but you will probably find that it is best to have an attorney assist you. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local probate attorney.

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Mary Ellen Leslie Esq.
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Mary Ellen Leslie Esq.
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • New Albany, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The answer will vary based upon the state in which you live. Hire a probate attorney in your state to learn how to transfer the assets.

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