Jackson, MI asked in Estate Planning, Banking and Probate for Ohio

Q: my mother passed away with no will or anything. I am her only child, she did not remarry.

She passed away suddenly and I have the paperwork printed out, but need to know the easiest route to close her bank account, and switch the title to her truck into my name.

2 Lawyer Answers
Beverly A Stull
Beverly A Stull
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: I am sorry for your loss. If your mother's name was the only one on the bank account and the truck, you will need to open a probate estate. There are 3 different sizes of estates, based on the value of the probate assets. You should check the website of the probate court of the county where she lived. They will have forms and instructions. If you feel that you cannot handle them yourself, contact a probate attorney; they can assist you and save you time and frustration.

Mary Ellen Leslie Esq. , Andrew Popp and Aaron Epling agree with this answer

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Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Ravenna, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: I agree with Ms. Stull. If the Bank account and title to the truck were not set up to transfer to you on her passing then you're stuck going to probate to address those issues.

Best of luck, and sorry for your loss.

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