Akron, OH asked in Intellectual Property and Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: Grandfather passed away and didn't leave his 2 properties to anyone.

Other family members and myself are going through probate court now, and I'm residing at the property. I have to leave state and wanted to know if there away I can have a friend handle all affairs regarding the property?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The probate court will appoint an executor (if he had a will) or an administrator (if he did not) to handle the estate. That is the person who should handle the property. Or that person can hire a property manager to do it. Ask the attorney assisting with the estate about it, or if there is no attorney, then use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local probate attorney to advise regarding the probate process to avoid making mistakes.

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