Philadelphia, PA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Ohio

Q: As executor of the will, along with my brother. When everything is final, do they send a certified check to me and my si

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: A person named to be executor in a will, must file the will in the probate court in the county where the deceased was a resident or where the deceased died, and must apply to the court to be legally appointed as executor. After the court appoints the executor, the executor then must file an inventory of estate assets, notify other family members, get court approval for distributions, file a final accounting, and other duties as required by law. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local probate attorney who can review all the circumstances, answer questions, and advise you what to do as executor.

Andrew Popp agrees with this answer

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

A: I agree with Mr. Jaap. Any distributions that are to occur through a Will must go through the probate process first. This can be a long, complex and expensive process, but is necessary if alternate estate planning tools are not utilized. I recommend sitting down with a probate attorney in your area to review your situation in detail and advise you.

Best of luck.

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