Franklin, OH asked in Banking, Estate Planning and Probate for Ohio

Q: Grandma passed away jan 2018 wit money n a bank account can i file probate for it if there is nobody contesting it

2 Lawyer Answers
Michael K. Ruberg
Michael K. Ruberg
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crestview Hills, KY
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: There are several questions that need to be asked.

How much money is in that account?

Did she have any other property?

Did your grandma have a will?

If not her inheritance would be governed by the Ohio laws of intestate succession.

So the next question would then be who of her family are still living?

Once this is determined you can determine whether you're entitled to any of her property as her grandchild.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: Any interested party can commence a probate. If she did not have a will then her estate will pass according to the laws of intestate succession. If she had no surviving spouse and no surviving children and you are the only surviving grandchild then you stand a good chance of inheriting.

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